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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...

BC scientists uncover new subtypes of ovarian cancer with new potential treatment strategies

VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Cancer Agency scientists have uncovered seven new subtypes of ovarian cancer, which could result in new treatment strategies for some ovarian cancer patients including those that do not respond well to chemotherapy. The discovery, published in Nature Genetics , analyzed the genetic information of more than 100 ovarian cancer patients in order to identify abnormalities in the...

Wedgewood Hotel’s Frank Giustra Cooks event raises $247,500 toward brain cancer research and care

Vancouver, B.C. – Hosted last evening at Bacchus Restaurant in Vancouver’s Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, Frank Giustra Cooks brought together culinary ingenuity and philanthropy to raise a total of $247,500 toward The Eleni Skalbania Fund for Brain Cancer, benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. At the sold-out, intimate culinary experience, guests of Frank Giustra Cooks enjoyed a cocktail reception...

BC Cancer Agency improving services and patient-centered care for Fraser Valley

Surrey, B.C. – BC Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre is expanding with a new chemotherapy unit, more research space and enhanced patient-focused services to improve cancer care for patients and families in the Fraser Valley region. The expansion will increase chemotherapy treatment chair capacity by 28 per cent – with an average extra 4,300 patient visits for a total of 15,000 visits per year...

BC Cancer Foundation and Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation announce new Chair in Lung Cancer Research and $1.5M gift

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation and the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation today announce the official recipient of its first Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Dr. Stephen Lam, who is the chair of the Provincial Lung Tumour Group and director of the MDS-Rix Early Lung Cancer Detection and Translational Research Program at the BC Cancer Agency. Dr. Lam’s new title is bolstered by a $1.5-...

Two BC Cancer Agency drug discoveries identified as novel treatment options for patients with breast cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two exciting drug discoveries have been made at the BC Cancer Agency by Dr. Sam Aparicio, head of the Department of Breast and Molecular Oncology, and his team. Both discoveries are opening up new approaches to targeting cancers more specifically, by exploiting mutations present in cancer cells that are not present in normal cells. The first discovery, which has already led to a...

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