BC scientists develop new drug candidate for prostate cancer

June 15, 2010, Vancouver, B.C. – Scientists in B.C. have developed a unique experimental drug, EPI-001, that shrinks prostate cancer tumours in the lab. The breakthrough came from the research groups of Dr. Marianne Sadar, Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, and Dr. Raymond Andersen, Professor, University of British Columbia. EPI-001 targets...

BC Cancer Agency researchers find presence of macrophages (scavenger cells) can predict treatment outcome in Hodgkin lymphoma

March 10, 2010, Vancouver, B.C. - New research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine sheds new light on which Hodgkin lymphoma patients are likely to relapse after receiving treatment. BC Cancer Agency researchers have discovered that the number of macrophages – a type of white blood cell that normally scavenges foreign material – found in a patient’s tumour had a strong...

Scientists generate promising new model for predicting how individual lung tumours will respond to different drugs

February 23, 2010, Vancouver, B.C. - Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have generated a promising new method that may one day aid oncologists in the faster identification of which chemotherapy regimens may be useful for treating a particular patient’s non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and which are unlikely to be effective. The results of their...

BC Cancer Agency scientists unlock clues to lymphoma

Researchers at BC Cancer Agency identify one of the most frequently mutated single genes in the fastest growing cancer in North America
January 18, 2010, Vancouver, B.C. - Scientists from the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a never before seen DNA spelling mistake, or mutation, in a gene called EZH2 in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma, the two most common types of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. This groundbreaking discovery, which was published online on January 17 in the prestigious international science journal...

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