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Philanthropy Supporting Lung Cancer Research

Much of my research at the BC Cancer Agency would not exist without the philanthropy of our donors. Lung cancer research has traditionally been underfunded in comparison to many other tumour types. We have been incredibly fortunate to be generously supported by the Eleni Skalbania Endowment for Lung Cancer Research which has been instrumental in allowing us to examine the care of lung cancer...

Medical Oncology: Improving Outcomes through Research

As a medical oncologist who treats lung and head & neck cancer, I have the opportunity to work with many inspiring patients and families. Their positive outlook and strength give me the motivation to find ways of improving outcomes through research.

Research is something that I think people often equate with working in a lab performing experiments on cells. But at the BC Cancer...

Multi-Modal Screening: New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients

Although lung cancer arises in never smokers, it is currently much more common in smokers. For this reason, it is important to continue promoting smoking cessation programs and encouraging people not to start smoking. Not only will this help reduce lung cancer mortality, but it will also help reduce the incidence of several other cancers caused by tobacco carcinogens. We also need to consider...

Lung Cancer Research: A Look Ahead

I am truly excited about what the next decade of lung cancer research will uncover. Technological advancements such as whole genome sequencing and imaging modalities have played a huge role in lung cancer research achievements over the past few years. Improvements in sequencing technology and data analysis tools have greatly facilitated the identification of genetic alterations in tumour...

Lung Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Agency: The Future of Personalized Treatment

Because lung cancer is the number one cancer causing death in the world, lung cancer research is essential! Compared to other cancers, lung cancer research is often underfunded, but advancements over the past five years have been incredibly encouraging and the translation of molecular discoveries into clinical practice has happened at an extraordinary speed.

For example, the lung cancer...

Lung Cancer Research and the Role of the BC Cancer Foundation

Funds raised through the BC Cancer Foundation have played a significant role in the work of the lung cancer research team that I am part of, which includes my supervisors Dr. Wan Lam and Dr. Stephen Lam and my fellow students. In the early days of the Wan Lam Lab, the Foundation provided start up funds that allowed the lab to develop new technologies to study the molecular genetics...

Kelsie Thu: Lung Cancer Research from a Student's Perspective

Hello all! Thank you very much for the invitation to participate in the BC Cancer Foundation blog. My name is Kelsie and I am a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Wan Lam where we do lung cancer research.

My interest in science developed during elementary school in Maple Ridge where I grew up. My first mentor was my gym teacher: a very enthusiastic, active woman who taught my class...

Introducing Kelsie Thu

Hi everyone,

First, I’d like to say thank you to Dr. Miller for her insightful posts on the bright future of ovarian and gynecologic cancer research. The success of the OvCaRe program reflects the strength of the partnership of philanthropy and research, and it is wonderful to hear about the world-class developments happening right here in B.C.

One topic that Dr. Miller touched...

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