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Cypress Challenge raises over $440,000 to advance pancreatic cancer research and care

VANCOUVER, B.C. – On Sunday, 770 cyclists trekked up Cypress Mountain for the 11th Annual Glotman · Simpson Cypress Challenge and raised over $440,000 to help change the outcome for British Columbians facing pancreatic cancer. The event, benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation and pancreatic cancer research at BC Cancer, supports vital research into one of the deadliest cancers facing Canadians...

BC Cancer team brings transformative prostate cancer treatment to Canadian patients

VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Cancer researchers are implementing a targeted prostate cancer treatment for men with advanced disease. The radionuclide therapy (RNT) will be available through a coordinated initiative across multiple centres in Canada. The RNT trial will bring this emerging form of treatment to prostate cancer patients in Canada. RNT is a highly targeted compound that delivers high-absorbed...

British Columbians raise $55 million to change cancer outcomes

VANCOUVER, B.C. – At its annual general meeting, the BC Cancer Foundation announced an inspiring $55 million raised to support cutting-edge research and enhancements to care for its partner, BC Cancer. This was made possible by more than 90,000 generous British Columbians and will be crucial in helping to advance cancer outcomes and save lives in the province. “Today, one in two British...

BC Cancer partners with Microsoft to answer cancer’s most complex questions and bring hope to patients

VANCOUVER – BC Cancer and Microsoft Canada have established a game-changing partnership that is answering cancer’s most complex questions at a rate never thought possible. Fuelled by advances in molecular biology, genomics and computer science, BC Cancer researchers are applying a radically investigative approach known as single cell genomics to analyze the millions of individual cells that make...

British Columbians break sweat and raise $360,000 for cancer research

VANCOUVER – More than 1,300 British Columbians grabbed their runners and water bottles every day for the month of May and raised an astounding $360,000 for BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel. Whether they walked, ran, danced or skipped, Workout participants broke a sweat for 31 days straight and fundraised to advance cancer care for patients across the...

Scientists uncover “evolutionary arms race” between cancer and immune system

VANCOUVER – A new study by BC Cancer scientists has uncovered the tricks used by the deadliest ovarian cancer to escape the immune system, which sets the stage for a better understanding of how and why patients respond to promising new immunotherapies. Immunotherapy stimulates the patient's own immune system to recognize and destroy tumour cells. It is yielding remarkable outcomes for cancer...

RED FM Radiothon raises $240,000 to bring a new pharmacy to BC Cancer–Surrey

SURREY– April 20, 2018 – Thanks to the generosity of RED FM listeners, an extraordinary $240,000 was raised to improve cancer care through a single day RED FM radiothon on April 18 th . The funds will expand cancer care with a brand new pharmacy at BC Cancer—Surrey. “With more than 65 volunteers involved, we are thrilled to have raised $240,000 that will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation and bring...

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...

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