Lou Del Gobbo, BC Cancer Foundation
Lou Del Gobbo
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, BC Cancer Foundation

Blog Posts by Lou Del Gobbo

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Introducing March Guest Bloggers: Drs. Jessica McAlpine and Aly Karsan

Thank you to our February guest blogger, Dr. Malcolm Moore, who shared some very interesting thoughts on philanthropy and research, and what he sees for the future of cancer care. This month, we’re excited to welcome Drs. Jessica McAlpine and Aly Karsan, both of whom recently received BC Cancer Foundation Clinical Investigator Awards . The Clinical Investigator Awards were established in 2013, the result of a $1.5 million gift to the Foundation from Thomas Tait. Shortlisted candidates are selected from a group of high caliber applicants by a panel representing leading cancer research...

Introducing February Guest Blogger: Dr. Malcolm Moore

Thank you to our January guest blogger, Dr. Steven Jones, who shared so personally how his curiosity of genetics while growing up on a sheep farm in Wales fueled his passion, leading to a career in bioinformatics. This month, we’re excited to welcome Dr. Malcolm Moore, President of the BC Cancer Agency. Dr. Moore joined the Agency last fall, and he’ll share how a chance appointment with a doctor led him to trade in his accounting books for a stethoscope and pursue a career in medicine. Passionate about quality cancer care he will also share his insight and vision for the future of cancer care...

Introducing January Guest Blogger: Dr. Steven Jones

Thank you to our December guest blogger, Dr. Howard Lim, who shared how his passion for science as a child led to a career treating people with cancer and doing research on this challenging and complex disease. This month, we’re excited to welcome Dr. Steven Jones, the Head of Bioinformatics and Associate Director at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Dr. Jones is a detective, though not of the crime fighting type you might think. Instead of a tweed hat and Sherlock Holmes-like magnifying glass, Dr. Jones and his team have high tech machines and use robotics to sequence cancer. This...

Introducing December Guest Blogger: Dr. Howard Lim

Thank you to our November guest bloggers, Dr. Robert Holt and the immunogenomics team, for sharing how their exciting work with DNA analysis is helping to make immunotherapy-based treatments most effective. This month, we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Howard Lim, a medical oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency. Dr. Lim’s research focuses on uncovering new and improved solutions for those with colorectal cancer. As well, the enrollment of one of Dr. Lim’s patients in the Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG) Program made news earlier this year , when a medication typically used to treat blood pressure was...

Introducing November Guest Bloggers: The Immunogenomics Team

Thank you to our October guest bloggers, the scientists and clinicians from the Deeley Research Centre. Thanks to the talent of this team and the tremendous generosity of BC Cancer Foundation donors , immunotherapy clinical trials will be getting underway soon, for the benefit of British Columbians! This month, we’re pleased to welcome a group that works in close collaboration with the immunotherapy clinical trials team. Scientists in Dr. Robert Holt’s laboratory at the BC Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre are experts in the field of immunogenomics – the genetic sequencing and analysis...

$4.2 Million Raised by BC Cancer Foundation Donors to Launch Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

Hello everyone, I’d like to briefly interrupt our October bloggers to share some very exciting news! Last night, BC Cancer Foundation donors came together at the 11 th annual Inspiration Gala and it was announced that $4.2 million had been raised to launch immunotherapy clinical trials at the BC Cancer Agency. This remarkable display of philanthropy was made possible through the contributions of more than 5,000 British Columbians who responded to a dollar-for-dollar match offer of up to $1 million gift from the Robert L. Conconi Foundation, and the tremendous generosity of Inspiration Gala...

Introducing October Guest Bloggers: The Immunotherapy Clinical Trials Team

Thank you to our September guest blogger Dr. Will Lockwood for sharing the work he is doing to improve therapies for British Columbians facing lung cancer. I’m very pleased to introduce our guest bloggers for October, the immunotherapy clinical trials team! This month, we will be hearing from a talented group of scientists and clinicians about the work they are doing to prepare for upcoming immunotherapy clinical trials at the BC Cancer Agency. I hope you will join me in reading their blog posts throughout the month. Lou

Hello from Lou Del Gobbo and Introducing September Guest Blogger

Hello everyone, I’m Lou Del Gobbo, Interim President & CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation, and I’m very pleased to introduce our September guest blogger. Before I share what’s coming up this month on the blog, I want to extend a warm thank you to outgoing BC Cancer Foundation President & CEO Doug Nelson for his leadership over the past six years and wish him all the best as he embarks on an exciting new role in San Francisco. Doug leaves behind an enormous list of accomplishments and has positioned the BC Cancer Foundation for continued success in the future. I am honoured to lead our...