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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...

BMO Financial Group to help double PET/CT technology in British Columbia

With demand for PET/CT technology across British Columbia at an all-time high, BMO Financial Group has partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation to help make it a reality. From now until Oct. 31, BMO Financial Group will match donations made to support the BC Cancer Foundation’s campaign to double PET/CT technology in British Columbia up to $500,000. The campaign will fund two new PET/CT scanners...

The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Wheaton Precious Metals announces $8.3 million raised as 9th annual Ride commences in British Columbia

B.C.’s largest fundraiser draws close to 2,000 riders, to advance cancer care for the people of BC
VANCOUVER: August 26, 2017 – Over $8.3 million has been raised by nearly 2,000 riders, participating in the 9 th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, presented by Wheaton Precious Metals. The funds will enable the BC Cancer Foundation to support more than 47 world-leading projects to advance research and care at the BC Cancer Agency, providing hope to the 77,000 people facing cancer across British...

$410,000 raised for pancreatic cancer research at 10th Annual Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge

Vancouver, B.C. – Nearly 700 cyclists took to Cypress Mountain for the 10 th Annual Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge on Sunday, raising an incredible $410,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. The event, presented by Buntain Insurance and ZLC Financial, has now raised $2.5 million to advance research for one of the deadliest cancers facing Canadians today – pancreatic. All proceeds benefit the 600...

$52 million advances cancer research and care in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – At its Annual General Meeting, the BC Cancer Foundation announced $52 million raised for the BC Cancer Agency this year – an inspiring amount made possible by close to 100,000 generous British Columbians. Funds raised have allowed the Foundation to invest a record amount into research and enhancements to care, as donor support advanced more than 396 research projects at the BC...

$5 million fundraising initiative announced to bring PET/CT technology to Kelowna

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a $5 million fundraising initiative to bring a PET/CT scanner to the BC Cancer Agency’s Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. With more than 5,000 new cancer diagnoses expected this year in the region, the time to bring this essential diagnostic tool to Kelowna is now. Each year, more than 900 patients must travel...

Fifth annual Workout to Conquer Cancer raises $275,000 toward critical cancer research and care

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Hundreds of British Columbians united for the month of May to exercise every day, raising an inspiring $275,000, benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. These funds will support critical cancer research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer that will allow clinicians to better detect, diagnose and treat cancer for the 77,000 British Columbians facing the disease this year. Workout...

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