Douglas Nelson
President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation

Blog Posts by Douglas Nelson

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Farewell from Douglas Nelson, President & CEO

This past weekend, 2,087 cyclists joined us on the seventh annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, raising an incredible $8.4 million for cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. The Ride is a true example of the power British Columbians have to change the way the world thinks about cancer – thank you to all our participants and supporters for your incredible commitment! ~ It has been my pleasure and privilege to lead the BC Cancer Foundation over the past six years, through seven inspiring Rides , many research breakthroughs, countless fundraising goals achieved, and tens 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 scientist in the department of integrative oncology and cancer control research at the BC Cancer Agency and a leading expert in the screening and management of oral cancer. I hope you will follow along this month...

Introducing July Guest Blogger Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe

Hi everyone, Warm thanks to our June guest blogger Dr. Marcel Bally for sharing with us the incredible journey of promising new cancer treatments - from early beginnings in the scientist’s lab to the patient’s bedside. With the arrival of the warm days of summer, we are very pleased to welcome our July guest blogger Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe. Dr. Rajapakshe is a senior medical physicist at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior and Physics Leader for the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Program. Please join me in following Dr. Rajapakshe’s blog posts...

Celebrating a Milestone and Introducing June Guest Blogger Dr. Marcel Bally

Hi everyone, Before I introduce our guest blogger for June, some exciting news: this month, the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre (CRC) celebrates its 10th anniversary, a remarkable milestone in the history of cancer research and enhancements to care in B.C. Over the past decade, the CRC has truly become a powerhouse fixture in cancer research on a global scale. Within its walls, researchers have expanded the global understanding of cancer and uncovered avenues for improved cancer care across B.C. and beyond. Thanks to the generosity of BC Cancer Foundation donors who supported the Millennium...

Introducing May Guest Blogger Dr. Jessica McAlpine

Warm thanks to Dr. Dan Renouf, for blogging in April and sharing the work he and his colleagues are doing to improve the treatment and care of pancreatic cancer for patients across the province. It is my pleasure to introduce our guest blogger for May, Dr. Jessica McAlpine. Dr. McAlpine is a gynaecologic oncologist and translational researcher at the BC Cancer Agency and Director of the Ovarian Cancer Research (OVCARE) Gynaecologic Tissue Bank. Please join me in following Dr. McAlpine’s blog posts this month. Thanks for reading, Doug

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-leads Pancreas Centre BC, where he continues to study the mysteries of pancreatic cancer to find more effective solutions for patients and families in our province. Please join me in following Dr. Renouf’s blog...

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 Agency Research Centre, where he focuses on the economics of cancer control, priority setting methods and improving the quality of life for cancer patients in B.C. and beyond. Please join me in following Dr...

Introducing February Guest Blogger Dr. Maha Almahmudi

I’d like to start by thanking our January guest blogger, Dr. Randy Gascoyne, for highlighting how generous donor support is fueling advancements in lymphoid cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. It is my pleasure to welcome our guest blogger for February, Dr. Maha Almahmudi. Dr. Almahmudi is a radiation oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre and an expert in endoscopic-guided esophageal brachytherapy. I hope you will join me in following Dr. Almahmudi’s blog posts this month. Thanks for reading, Doug

Lymphoid Cancer Research at the BC Cancer Agency

Thanks to the generosity of BC Cancer Foundation donors, lymphoid cancer researchers like Dr. Randy Gascoyne are expanding their knowledge of the disease so the best treatment solutions can be offered to patients in B.C. and beyond. In the past ten years, the BC Cancer Agency has become a world leader in lymphoid cancer research. But while newly-discovered therapies are improving the outlook for many patients diagnosed with lymphoid cancer, for others, treatment failure remains a reality. In the coming decade, Dr. Gascoyne and his colleagues will seek to identify the individual genomic...

Introducing January Guest Blogger Dr. Randy Gascoyne

Happy New Year! Before I introduce our first blogger of 2015, I have some very exciting news to share: thanks to the generosity of BC Cancer Foundation donors, we have reached our $6.5 million fundraising target to purchase a state-of-the-art VERO™ radiotherapy system, the first of its kind in Canada. Thank you all for making the acquisition of this life-saving equipment possible! Please visit our website to read more about the significant impact VERO™ will have for patients diagnosed with hard-to-treat cancers. ~ I’d like to say thank you to our December guest blogger, Dr. Wayne Beckham, for...

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