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Dr. Lewei Zhang: My Work at the BC Cancer Agency

As I mentioned in my last post, I came to UBC to teach oral pathology and also to work as an oral pathologist, diagnosing oral diseases.

Before I talk specifically about my research, I want to introduce you to the concept of cross-disciplinary research and translational research. There are a lot of smart people in any university. Most great research, however, is conducted by a team with...

From China to B.C.: Dr. Lewei Zhang’s Path to Oral Cancer Research

Hello, my name is Dr. Lewei Zhang – I am Chief Pathologist with the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program at the BC Cancer Agency. I am pleased to be blogging this month, along with my colleagues.

I grew up in communist China– it was a very different China from what exists today. My father was a mathematics professor and my mother was an economics professor, though in the communist culture...

Dr. Miriam Rosin: Circling the Globe to Improve Oral Cancer Outcomes

It's a long way from Saskatchewan (where I grew up) to British Columbia, especially if you took the route I did, through the Philippines, Uzbekistan, India and Egypt.

My first overseas work was in the Philippines, where I slept on a mat in one of those thatched houses on the side of a mountain in a terraced rice field.  My group at the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre was among the...

Introducing August Guest Bloggers: Dr. Miriam Rosin and the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program Team

Thank you to Dr. François Bachand for taking us behind the scenes at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. Brachytherapy is a truly revolutionary treatment method that is bringing new hope to cancer patients in B.C. and Dr. Bachand and his colleagues are taking huge strides to make it more widely-available.

For August, we are trying something new...

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