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BC Cancer team wins prestigious $11.9-million in project funding to develop novel tests for lymphoma patients who relapse

VANCOUVER – Today, a research team at BC Cancer will receive $11.9-million in funding for an innovative precision health project that has the potential to significantly change outcomes for patients facing a relapse of lymphoid cancer. A team led by Dr. Christian Steidl, research director of the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer and senior scientist, BC Cancer, Dr. Marco Marra, director and distinguished...

Promising new treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma discovered

Results from an international clinical trial led by BC Cancer oncologist, Dr. Joseph Connors, reveal a promising new treatment combination for patients with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Connors, recognized this past year as one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, has a historical career of innovating effective new treatment options that have greatly improved outcomes for people...

BC Cancer researchers listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

Once again, BC Cancer scientists have been listed among the most highly cited researchers in the fields of Clinical Medicine and Molecular Biology and Genetics. Dr. Karen Gelmon discusses her research in Clinical Medicine at BC Cancer. ​Every year, scientists and scholars worldwide publish their findings in academic journals and proceedings, producing papers estimated in the range of more than...

Nanaimo resident donates $2 million to bring PET/CT technology to Island cancer patients

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the BC Cancer Foundation announced an incredible $2 million donation from Nanaimo resident Gordon Heys to bring a critical PET/CT scanner to the BC Cancer Vancouver Island Centre . The donation caps the BC Cancer Foundation’s $5 million campaign for PET/CT on Vancouver Island, meaning this life-saving cancer diagnostic tool is one step closer to thousands of families in...

Discovery Luncheon - Kelowna Raises Record $150,000 to bring PET/CT to the Southern Interior

KELOWNA, B.C. – BC’s Southern Interior is one step closer to acquiring its first PET/CT scanner, thanks to a record-breaking amount raised at Wednesday’s Discovery Luncheon – Kelowna. The event, in its seventh year, raised $150,000 to support the BC Cancer Foundation’s campaign to acquire a PET/CT scanner for the BC Cancer Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The BC Cancer...

BC Cancer and BC Cancer Foundation strengthen partnership to break down cancer

Today, the BC Cancer Agency, in partnership with the BC Cancer Foundation, announced a bold new identity. Together, we’ve aligned and refreshed our identity, which comes with a new look, reflective of our belief that BC CAN prevent more cancers, BC CAN do world-leading research and BC CAN advance novel therapies. The BC Cancer Agency has simplified its name to BC Cancer, reflecting a province-...

BC Cancer scientists receive millions to develop novel cancer therapies

BC Cancer scientists were recently awarded millions of dollars in infrastructure funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to bring their world-leading research to the clinic. ​BC Cancer recipients include Dr. François Bénard, Dr. Brad Nelson and, through a project led by the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the University of British Columbia, Dr. Marcel Bally. Dr. Bénard's work in the...

Inspiration Gala raises $2.61 million for families facing hereditary cancer

VANCOUVER – The annual BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspiration Gala fundraiser today announced $2.61 million was raised Saturday night to support research to advance screening of hereditary cancers in B.C. Generous donations paired with live and silent auctions to reach the impressive grand total, which will go to support BC Cancer’s Hereditary Cancer Program. The program helps identify those at risk...

Inspiration Gala speaker highlights hereditary prostate cancer risk

VANCOUVER – Michael Izen is thankful for one year. It was a year he didn’t think he would have not too long ago. After surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone treatment for advanced and aggressive prostate cancer , Michael learned the disease had spread to his liver. “The prisoners were loose in the building,” he says with a laugh about the cancer cells travelling through his blood stream...

Hope Couture raises $600,000 to prevent ovarian cancer for British Columbians

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The annual BC Cancer Foundation’s Hope Couture fashion show and fundraiser today announced an incredible $600,000 was raised to fuel research at BC Cancer that aims to prevent 50 per cent of ovarian cancers. A silent auction, as well as extremely generous donations helped boost the total monies raised, which will go towards BC Cancer’s OVCARE team. OVCARE’s dedicated staff will...

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