Sarah Roth, BC Cancer Foundation
Sarah Roth
President & CEO

With an extensive 20-year career in fundraising, Sarah brings exceptional results in leading teams through large-scale fundraising initiatives for Boston Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Most recently, as the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, Sarah launched and completed a $437.6 million campaign, which included the Faculty’s largest ever donation, as part of UBC’s start an evolution campaign.  

Sarah is an avid cyclist keen to tackle the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and highly motivated to advance the BC Cancer Foundation’s mission of funding research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency.

Blog Posts by Sarah Roth

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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...

It's about the people for foundation president

I am very pleased to be this month’s guest blogger. I joined the BC Cancer Foundation as its new President and CEO in mid-April and since then I have been so inspired by the many incredible donors who support the BC Cancer Agency’s brilliant and compassionate team of physicians and scientists. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a bit about me. I grew up in New Jersey – yes, I am American (and now also Canadian) – and moved to Vancouver from Boston in 2008 with my husband and two children. Our decision to move west and emigrate was a very purposeful decision for both professional and...

Introducing June Guest Blogger: Dr. Michelle Hilts

Thank you to our May guest blogger, Dr. David Scott, who shared some interesting insight into work that he and his team are doing to better understand and treat lymphoma. This month we’re excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Hilts, a medical physicist at the BC Cancer Agency’s Centre for the Southern Interior. Dr. Hilts has been with the Cancer Agency for 17 years, and before settling in the Okanagan worked at the Vancouver and Vancouver Island Cancer Centres. She finds the combination of clinical duties, research and teaching very fulfilling, and feels especially lucky to be able to mentor young...

Introducing May Guest Blogger: Dr. David Scott

Thank you to our April guest blogger, Robyn Roscoe, who shared some great insight into how project management can be an integral part of the research team. This month, we’re excited to welcome Dr. David Scott, who is a Clinician-scientist with the BC Cancer Agency’s Centre for Lymphoid Cancer, which has become one of the world’s leading centres for lymphoid cancer research. Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Scott was one of the first two recipients of the BC Cancer Foundation Clinical Investigator Awards. A large focus of his work has been studying prognostic biomarkers, which help clinicians...