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Questions of medicine and science formed half way ‘round the world

My path to a career in science and medicine was convoluted, but not without direction. I grew up in east Africa on an island in the Indian Ocean. Both my maternal grandparents died at very young ages of undiagnosed conditions. While the setting was idyllic, the reason for my grandparents’ deaths, or rather the lack of a reason bothered me.

This great gap in understanding—the causes of...

Introducing August Guest Blogger Dr. Catherine Poh

Thank you to our July guest blogger Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe for taking us behind the scenes at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, where tremendous efforts are being made to improve treatment and care for cancer patients in British Columbia.  

I’m very pleased to introduce our guest blogger for August, Dr. Catherine Poh. Dr. Poh is a clinician...

Introducing April Guest Blogger Dr. Dan Renouf

Many thanks to our March guest blogger, Dr. Stuart Peacock, for giving us a closer look at cancer control research at the BC Cancer Agency and the incredible efforts being made to ensure excellent cancer care for the whole B.C. community.   

I’m very pleased to welcome back Dr. Dan Renouf as our guest blogger for April. Dr. Renouf is a medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency and co-...

Cancer Control Research: Finding Solutions for the Challenges Ahead

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to be involved in some important research with some great people and I’ve been part of projects that have reallocated large amounts of health funds to the most disadvantaged people in the community. I’ve worked on projects that have improved access to effective cancer drugs and new and effective screening modalities. And, I’ve worked on getting fairer health...

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...

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