Sarah Roth
President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation

Blog Posts by Sarah Roth

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Introducing July guest blogger Dr. Daniel Renouf

Thank you to Dr. Ma for updating us on the status of VERO at BC Cancer. It is exciting to read about the first patient procedure that took place and to know that our generous donors are fuelling this progress. We are pleased to welcome back to our blog Dr. Daniel Renouf, medical oncologist and co-director of Pancreas Centre BC, for the month of July. Dr. Renouf will discuss the life-saving research advancements underway for pancreatic cancer, the deadliest cancer facing Canadians today. He will also highlight the impact of the 10th annual Cypress Challenge, which takes place Aug. 13. Thanks...

Introducing March Guest Blogger Dr. Ryan Morin

Thank you to our February guest blogger Dr. Pete Tonseth for sharing the importance of PET/CT imaging. By bringing this critical technology to Vancouver Island , thousands of patients will have access to the most advanced treatment and care, closer to home. I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Ryan Morin, a scientist at BC Cancer’s Genome Science Centre, to the blog for March. Dr. Morin uses data generated from DNA sequencing to better understand cancer treatment resistance, relapse and metastasis, with a particular focus on lymphoma and pediatric cancers. The goal of Dr. Morin’s work is to uncover...

Introducing February Guest Blogger Dr. Pete Tonseth

Thank you to our January guest blogger Dr. Bernie Eigl for sharing a behind-the-scenes look at clinical trials. We are fortunate to have a robust, innovative trials program here in B.C., one that our donors are very proud to support. I’m pleased to introduce our February guest blogger, Dr. Pete Tonseth, a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician at the BC Cancer Agency. By interpreting PET/CT images, Dr. Tonseth enables clinicians to provide patients with the best possible cancer treatment and care. We are working closely with donors to expand the BC Cancer Agency’s PET/CT imaging capacity...

Introducing January Guest Blogger Dr. Bernie Eigl

I’d like to thank Sarah Sample and Paula Myers for closing out 2016 with insightful blog posts about progress happening at the BC Cancer Agency’s Patient and Family Counselling program. Their efforts are having a significant impact for families facing cancer. I’m so pleased to introduce our first blogger of the new year, Dr. Bernie Eigl. A medical oncologist and Provincial Director of Clinical Trials, Dr. Eigl is no stranger to the Foundation’s blog – he first shared stories of his work with our readers four years ago. Over the next few weeks, Dr. Eigl will update us on the province-wide...

Introducing December Guest Bloggers: Sarah Sample and Paula Myers

I am delighted to introduce Sarah Sample and Paula Myers as this month’s guest bloggers. This dynamic duo is integral to the BC Cancer Agency’s Patient and Family Counselling program. Sarah is currently the Program’s practice leader, and has worked with patients and families for almost 25 years. Prior to working in oncology, she worked in radio and television for 13 years, and afterwards, while pursuing a music degree, she changed faculties to Social Work and Family Studies. Paula’s extensive career has included working with youth, addictions, mental health and now psychosocial oncology. She...

Introducing November Guest Bloggers: Dr. Sophie Sun and Intan Schrader

I am delighted to introduce Drs. Sophie Sun and Intan Schrader as this month’s guest bloggers. Both are co-medical directors of the Hereditary Cancer Program, which continues to see increasing interest and demand from patients and health care professionals. Over the next few weeks, Drs. Sun and Schrader will share more about this provincial program, which provides hereditary cancer genetic counselling and genetic testing to individuals and families across B.C. and the Yukon. The program also identifies those at risk of a hereditary cancer and provides cancer screening and prevention advice...

Introducing October Guest Blogger: Dr. Stephen Lam

I am delighted to introduce Dr. Stephen Lam as this month’s guest blogger. Dr. Lam is the chair of the Provincial Lung Tumour Group, and directs the MDS-Rix Early Lung Cancer Detection and Translational Research Program at the BC Cancer Agency. His research interest is in early detection, chemoprevention and endoscopic therapy of lung cancer. He has received numerous awards for his pioneering contributions to the field of early lung cancer diagnosis, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of British Columbia and the Joseph Cullen Award for life-time scientific...

Introducing September Guest Blogger: Dr. Gary Pansegrau

I am delighted to introduce Dr. Gary Pansegrau, as this month’s guest blogger. Dr. Pansegrau is the Regional Leader, Medical Oncology, at the BC Cancer Agency Fraser Valley Centre. Follow along as he shares more about his work, primarily focused on breast cancer, and why the planned expansion of the Fraser Valley Centre will be good news for patients. To support this exciting expansion and renovation project of the Fraser Valley Centre, the BC Cancer Foundation is embarking on a $1 million fundraising initiative. The expansion will boost the Centre’s capacity, allowing it to meet the...

Advancing cancer care with new technology

The BC Cancer Agency is recognized as one of the world’s leading cancer care and research centres. We’ve achieved this in large part by being able to attract some of the best talent. But having the brightest minds will only take you so far if you don’t give them the latest tools and equipment. That’s why in our quest for new knowledge, the BC Cancer Foundation is investing in new technology through two of our upcoming events— Inspiration Gala and Hope Couture —that will keep B.C. at the forefront of cancer research and care. New technology also means people can get their treatment as close to...

Conquering cancer on two wheels

In my previous post I mentioned the BC Cancer Agency’s OVCARE team and the great work they’ve done to position themselves as one of the world’s leading ovarian cancer research teams. They’re not only conquering cancer in the lab, but they’re also doing it on two wheels. With its many supporters, OVCARE has participated every year in The Ride to Conquer Cancer, and is one of the top fundraising teams. Over the past seven years they have raised more than $780,000, and are on track to reach an amazing $1 million dollars with this year’s event. Collectively, the Ride has raised more than $70...

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