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Oncogene-targeted T cell therapy will bring new hope to lymphoma patients

Victoria – At BC Cancer - Victoria, researchers are working on a world-first approach to Adoptive T Cell Therapy that may open new avenues for the future treatment of lymphoma. The innovative approach is called Oncogene-targeted T cell therapy, where patients are infused with T cells that recognize the very mutations that drive a cancerous tumour’s growth. BC Cancer researchers, led by staff...

Celebrating 20 years of cancer research and care in the Southern Interior

KELOWNA – This month marks the 20th anniversary of BC Cancer – Kelowna (Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre). The past two decades have seen monumental breakthroughs that have helped change the story for patients impacted by the disease in the Southern Interior and across the province. Dr. Cynthia Araujo is a medical physicist who has been at BC Cancer – Kelowna since the day it opened. She shares her...

Canadian pancreatic cancer research team provides personalized medicine, new hope to patients

VANCOUVER –Canadian pancreatic cancer researchers are joining forces under a Terry Fox initiative bringing new hope for patients with this deadly disease. “For many years it’s been hopeless from a patient perspective, and we are hoping to help shift this,” says Dr. Daniel Renouf (BC Cancer, University of British Columbia) who, along with Dr. David Schaeffer (UBC, Vancouver General Hospital), is...

World Cancer Day –BC CAN move the dial on cancer

Nearly eight million people around the globe will die of cancer this year and is expected to increase to 13.2 million people per year by 2030. In B.C., close to 30,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 10,000 will die because of it in 2018. Thanks to early detection and advances in treatment and care – some spearheaded by BC Cancer – we are moving the dial on survival rates and...

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-...

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