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The Origins of Brachytherapy Treatment for Prostate Cancer

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, I pursued post-graduate studies in France. I chose France for a number of reasons, but one of the important deciding factors was that it was the home of brachytherapy, the treatment of cancer by placing radioactive material directly into the tumour. France was also where Marie and Pierre Curie discovered the radioactive isotope Radium, and where the...

Welcome Dr. Juanita Crook

Hi everyone,

Thank you to our August guest blogger Kelsie Thu for providing great insight into never-smoker lung cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. We wish her great success as she continues her studies in this important area of cancer research.

And now, please join me in welcoming our guest blogger for September, Dr. Juanita Crook. Dr. Crook is a radiation oncologist at...

Looking ahead: Proud to be a partner in discovery

I am now in a leadership role where my time is half administration and half clinical practice. The latter allows me to still test medical hypotheses through clinical research and to still see patients most days of the week, which I love. I got into oncology because of the connection with patients and would hate to lose that.

What I like about being in a leadership role is that I can...

What I like about the Kelowna centre

Not only did I find my career focus in Edmonton, but while training I met my wife. Her family is from the Okanagan and we’re both outdoor enthusiasts, so we always had Kelowna in mind as somewhere we wanted to live.

By 2003, an opportunity surfaced and I joined the BC Cancer Agency’s team in Kelowna at the Centre for the Southern Interior. I’ve been here ever since. I now have three...

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