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Happy New Year and Introducing January Guest Blogger Dr. Brian Toyota

Happy new year and welcome to the first blog post of 2014!

I want to begin by thanking December guest blogger Dr. Anna Tinker for taking us behind the scenes with the BC Cancer Agency’s ovarian cancer research team and the revolutionary SMART project.

We are pleased to welcome back a familiar face for January – neuro-oncologist Dr. Brian Toyota...

Future Endeavors for Cancer Research in British Columbia

Over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed sharing some of my research endeavors with you. My colleagues and I hope that our work today will translate into meaningful benefits for our patients tomorrow. It is exciting to collaborate with so many motivated and gifted researchers who are all working towards creating better outcomes for cancer patients.

From cancer prevention, to the study of...

Advancing Cancer Research Through Philanthropy

Last week I promised to tell you about the members of the research teams I work with.

Many of you will know how lucky we are to have some of the best minds in cancer research working right here in B.C. The important BC Cancer Agency OvCaRe team is based in Vancouver, but with members across the entire province. Initially founded by Drs. Dianne Miller, David Huntsman and Blake Gilks,...

Finding Solutions for Gynecologic and Rare Cancers

For my second blog entry I wanted to tell you a bit more about my work at the BC Cancer Agency.

I joined the BC Cancer Agency in 2006 and, over time, honed my clinical focus solely on gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers are not as well publicized as some more common cancers, but they are a very complex and challenging group of diseases.

In order to find new treatments, a...

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