Douglas Nelson
President & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation

Blog Posts by Douglas Nelson

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Introducing Guest Blogger Dr. Bernie Eigl

Hello everyone, Thank you to our December guest blogger Dr.Kirpal Kohli for finishing off the year with an exciting glimpse into the world of medical physics and radiotherapy at the BC Cancer Agency. I'm very pleased to welcome our first guest blogger for 2013, Dr. Bernie Eigl. Dr. Eigl is a medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency and has recently returned to Vancouver from Alberta, where he served as the Director of the Alberta Clinical Cancer Research Unit. We are pleased to have Dr. Eigl back in B.C. to take on the role of Provincial Director of Systemic Therapy Clinical Trials and look...

Happy New Year and Exciting News from the BC Cancer Agency

Hello everyone, Happy new year to all our readers across the province. I am very pleased to kick off 2013 with exciting news from the BC Cancer Agency: the work of Dr. Sam Aparicio, Dr. Marco Marra and Dr. Sohrab Shah has been recognized in the BBC's Medical Sciences News Highlights of 2012 . As we reported on the blog in April , their innovative global study is revolutionizing the way we look at breast cancer by re-classifying the disease into ten new subtypes. We are so proud to see our leaders recognized on the international stage for research that offers hope and optimism to breast cancer...

Happy Holidays and Welcome Dr. Kirpal Kohli

Hi everyone, The holidays are in full swing at the BC Cancer Foundation! December is a very special time, when donors from around the province make contributions to cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency in honour of loved ones and in hope of a bright future for cancer patients and their families. I encourage all of you to consider the BC Cancer Foundation in your holiday giving, and to send an online message of hope for the holidays. I’d like to thank our November guest blogger Dr. Dan Renouf for sharing with us all the many reasons we have for hope and the swiftly changing landscape of...

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 Awareness Month. Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer affecting women in B.C. — this year an estimated 3,200 British Columbians will be diagnosed. But thanks to great strides in research and care, more...

Welcome Dr. Juanita Crook

Hi everyone, Thank you to our August guest blogger Kelsie Thu for providing great insight into never-smoker lung cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. We wish her great success as she continues her studies in this important area of cancer research. And now, please join me in welcoming our guest blogger for September, Dr. Juanita Crook. Dr. Crook is a radiation oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency’s Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, and she also serves as Chairman of the Board of the American Brachytherapy Society. Dr. Crook and her colleagues are leading the way in...

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 on in her final post is the importance of the up and coming generation of B.C. researchers: our next guest blogger, Kelsie Thu, is one of these young leaders. Kelsie is an award-winning graduate student in...

The Underwear Affair and Introducing Dr. Dianne Miller

Hi everyone, First, I’d like to say thank you to Dr. Sorensen for sharing a glimpse into his work with the BC Cancer Agency’s childhood cancer research program and the importance of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in funding breakthrough research in this area. And now, with the rainy days of spring finally behind us and the summer sun shining brightly, we’re getting ready for the Underwear Affair on July 7! The Underwear Affair helps uncover the cure for underfunded below-the-waist cancers like prostate, ovarian and colorectal, and with just three days until the event, now is the perfect time to...

The 2012 Ride to Conquer Cancer

Hi everyone, Just a quick interruption of Dr. Sorensen’s posts to share exciting news: As many of you are aware, the Ride to Conquer Cancer took place this past weekend, and I am very pleased to report that the Ride has raised $11.2 million for research at the BC Cancer Agency, our highest total ever! Braving wet weather and aching muscles with high spirits, more than 3,000 riders crossed the finish line on Sunday. The smiling faces I saw out on the road were truly inspiring and clearly reflected the commitment of British Columbians to cancer research. We should all feel proud of what we have...

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