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Asking Questions to Improve Cancer Care in B.C.

As a Distinguished Scientist in the BC Cancer Agency’s Cancer Control Research department, my role is to lead a large program looking at health economics, services, policy and ethics research related to the complexities of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

My days are spent meeting with many different kinds of stakeholders: academic researchers, policymakers, civil servants,...

Health Economics Research at the BC Cancer Agency

As most of us do when we get older, I started to have more personal experiences of cancer among friends and family. In the early 2000s, the BC Cancer Agency contacted me through a friend and colleague at the University of British Columbia about an opportunity to develop a health economics research program focusing on cancer control (something I was trying to develop in Australia at the time)....

Dr. Stuart Peacock: My Journey to a Career in Cancer Research

Hello and thanks very much for the opportunity to participate in the Partners in Discovery blog. My name is Dr. Stuart Peacock and I’m a Distinguished Scientist in the department of Cancer Control Research at the BC Cancer Agency. I’m delighted to share some of my background and how it relates to my work at the BC Cancer Agency’s Research Centre.

I grew up in the UK and spent time in a...

Introducing March Guest Blogger Dr. Stuart Peacock

I’d like to begin by thanking our February guest blogger, Dr. Maha Almahmudi, for sharing with us the world-class advancements in research and care taking place at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre.

I’m very pleased to welcome Dr. Stuart Peacock as our guest blogger for March. Dr. Peacock is a Distinguished Scientist in the department of Cancer Control Research at the BC Cancer...

Introducing February Guest Blogger Dr. Maha Almahmudi

I’d like to start by thanking our January guest blogger, Dr. Randy Gascoyne, for highlighting how generous donor support is fueling advancements in lymphoid cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency.

It is my pleasure to welcome our guest blogger for February, Dr. Maha Almahmudi. Dr. Almahmudi is a radiation oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre and an expert in endoscopic-...

The Centre for Lymphoid Cancer: Meaningful Changes for Patients in B.C.

As both a doctor and a scientist, I have a number of responsibilities at the BC Cancer Agency. On the clinical service side I see biopsies from patients with the full spectrum of lymphoid cancers, including both non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma. I share these responsibilities with a small number of similarly dedicated lymphoma pathologists. We see virtually all cases in B.C. as...

Dr. Randy Gascoyne: A Career in Lymphoid Cancer Research and Care

Hello! My name is Randy Gascoyne and I am a lymphoma pathologist and clinician scientist at the BC Cancer Agency. I spend roughly 40% of my time doing clinical work and 60% doing research. I am a MD with specialist training in Hematological Pathology, the investigation of disorders of the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. Early in my career I made the decision to become highly focused, and...

Dr. Janessa Laskin: Looking Ahead

Many friends and family ask “how can you be an oncologist? Isn’t it sad? How can you speak to people about death and not lose hope?”

The answer to this is, of course, different for everyone. For me, it is a privilege to become involved in people’s lives at a critical juncture and to try to help in whatever ways I can.

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BC Cancer Foundation: Proudly Supporting Leadership in Research and Care

The BC Cancer Foundation’s partnership with the BC Cancer Agency is made possible by the generosity of more than 115,000 donors. This partnership is yielding incredible results, expanding the global understanding of cancer and dramatically improving the lives of cancer patients in B.C., who now have some of the best outcomes in the world.

The BC Cancer Agency is leading the world in new...

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