Douglas Nelson
President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation

Blog Posts by Douglas Nelson

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World Cancer Day and Introducing Dr. Hagen Kennecke

Today is World Cancer Day and many of us are taking time to honour, remember and recognize those who have been affected by this devastating disease. Here in B.C., we are fortunate to have some of the world’s best cancer experts working to solve the molecular mysteries of the disease. With these excellent leaders at the helm, I am confident we will achieve our vision of a world free from cancer. I want to thank Dr. Brian Toyota for sharing unforgettable stories of the strength and bravery of brain cancer patients and their families throughout the month of January. We are very pleased to...

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 first blogged for us in 2011 and has returned to give an update on the latest advancements in brain cancer treatment and care at the BC Cancer Agency. Thanks for reading, Doug

Introducing December Guest Blogger Dr. Anna Tinker

Hi everyone. First, thank you to Dr. Cheryl Ho for being our guest blogger in November and for sharing her insights in the future of lung cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. Joining us to wrap up 2013 is Dr. Anna Tinker. Dr. Tinker is a medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency and an expert in ovarian cancer. She also leads the SMART project, an exciting new initiative to advance the treatment of patients with less common forms of cancer. Happy holidays, Doug

Exciting News and Introducing Dr. Cheryl Ho

Before I introduce our November guest blogger, I’d like to share some exciting news. At the BC Cancer Foundation, we strive for fiscal responsibility and transparency across the organization – I’m very proud to announce that the BC Cancer Foundation has received accreditation under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program . Through a peer review-based process, the BC Cancer Foundation’s policies and procedures were evaluated and found to be compliant in all five areas of importance for charities and nonprofits: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff...

Introducing October Guest Blogger Dr. Frances Wong

Hi everyone, First, thank you to Dr. Karen Goddard – it is inspiring to read about the advancements happening in pediatric cancer research, and the impact it will have for our youngest patients. Joining us for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Dr. Frances Wong. Dr. Wong is the Chief Physician and a radiation oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford and Fraser Valley Centres. I hope you will read along with me as Dr. Wong shares with us the cutting-edge research and care happening right here in B.C. Thanks for reading, Doug

Introducing September Guest Blogger Dr. Karen Goddard

Hi everyone, Thank you to our August guest blogger Dr. Jonn Wu for ending summer on a high note with his insightful posts about the ways BC Cancer Agency researchers are using evidence from research today to improve treatment and care for patients in the future. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we are so pleased to have Dr. Karen Goddard join us to blog about the impact research can have for B.C.’s youngest cancer patients. As a pediatric radiation oncologist and expert in pediatric survivorship, I’m sure Dr. Goddard will have many insights to share. Thanks for reading, Doug

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 all cancers. Workout to Conquer Cancer is that big exhale that harnesses the power of hundreds of people who are ready to lunge, stretch and sweat for the sake of conquering cancer. The event will continue to support breast cancer...

Introducing August Guest Blogger Dr. Jonn Wu

Hi everyone, I’d like to thank our July guest blogger, Dr. Janine Davies, for sharing the incredible work being done by BC Cancer Agency oncologists and researchers in the Southern Interior, as well as the hope and optimism that comes with new discoveries. As Dr. Davies highlighted, research offers opportunities each day to find better ways to diagnose and treat cancers and offer B.C. patients the very best care. Here to tell us about his role in improving research and care for patients is August guest blogger Dr. Jonn Wu. Dr. Wu is a radiation oncologist, chairs the Provincial Head and Neck...

Silver Wheaton is the Presenting Sponsor of the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer

Hello everyone, I wanted to start off the month by sharing some exciting news: The BC Cancer Foundation is pleased to introduce Silver Wheaton as the Presenting Sponsor of the B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer ! The Vancouver-based company will present the Ride from 2014 through to 2016, as thousands of cyclists make the 250 km journey through the Pacific Northwest in support of research that is leading to new solutions for patients across British Columbia. Silver Wheaton is a long-time supporter of the Ride to Conquer Cancer and we are proud to partner with them for this incredible event, which...

Introducing July Guest Blogger Dr. Janine Davies

Hi everyone, I want to start by thanking Dr. Stephen Chia for sharing with us the impact that research is having on breast cancer outcomes in B.C., and the important ways donors are making a difference. I’m very pleased to introduce our July guest blogger, Dr. Janine Davies. In addition to her role as medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, Dr. Davies is also principal investigator of the PREDICT project. PREDICT, which stands for Personal Response Determinants In Cancer Therapy, aims to engage patients in the process of cancer...