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Philanthropy and Research: Bringing Results to Patients

The BC Cancer Foundation’s sole mission is to support the BC Cancer Agency’s mandate to provide research and care to the population of British Columbia. Research, by definition, means taking risks in doing things differently, and seeing if new directions improve upon established approaches or not. This risk-taking is important to make progress.

Through the years, countless number of...

Introducing Workout to Conquer Cancer

A quick interruption of Dr. Wu’s blog posts to bring you exciting news about one of our mass participation events:

I am very pleased to introduce Workout to Conquer Cancer. This fun fitness challenge will grow to support research initiatives at the BC Cancer Agency that hold the most promise to dramatically improve early detection, diagnosis and treatment for...

Progress in Cancer Research: The Role of Philanthropy

Welcome back to my third blog post. In my first two installments, I wrote a little about myself, the BC Cancer Agency, and what makes us so unique compared to other cancer hospitals and research organizations.

Because the BC Cancer Agency is a provincial program that provides screening services, cancer treatments and supportive care to everyone in B.C. and the Yukon, we are able to ask...

BC Cancer Foundation Raises $58 million in 2013

Hello everyone,

Across the globe, cancer research is advancing at a rapid pace and the depth of our understanding of the disease and how to treat it is reaching new heights. This year, more than 100,000 donors partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation to raise an incredible $58 million for cancer research right here in British Columbia.

These funds support the most promising...

Philanthropy and Breast Cancer Research

Right now, technology is giving us a more refined, clear understanding of cancer at a genomic level. We’ve discovered that breast cancers can have great variability, even within a single patient, and this information is crucial to new therapies.

One area my colleagues and I have been focused on is patients who typically receive chemotherapy before surgery. By performing biopsies and...

The Impact of Philanthropy at the Terry Fox Laboratory

How do BC Cancer Foundation donors support my research? The answer to be complete would take pages, literally. But let me hit the highlights:

It is now eight years ago that we were able to move our lab from the old research centre (the old bakery, as we called it) to the state-of-the-art BC Cancer Agency Research Centre. Without generous...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Bust a Move for Breast Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Agency

Hi everyone,

I want to start by thanking our most recent guest blogger Dr. Juanita Crook. As you read in Dr. Crook’s fascinating posts, HDR brachytherapy is changing the cancer landscape in our province. We are fortunate to have such a high level of expertise and leadership at the BC Cancer Agency as this program continues to grow.

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer...

Philanthropy, the Ride, and Looking Ahead

I believe strongly in the work we do at the BC Cancer Agency, and the BC Cancer Foundation has been extremely supportive of pediatric cancer research through the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I feel well supported in my research here and through my own participation in the Ride, I also feel close to the donor population.

Dollars received from the Ride allow us to explore new areas of research...

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