Sarah Roth, BC Cancer Foundation
Sarah Roth
President & CEO

With an extensive 20-year career in fundraising, Sarah brings exceptional results in leading teams through large-scale fundraising initiatives for Boston Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Most recently, as the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, Sarah launched and completed a $437.6 million campaign, which included the Faculty’s largest ever donation, as part of UBC’s start an evolution campaign.  

Sarah is an avid cyclist participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and highly motivated to advance the BC Cancer Foundation’s mission of funding research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer.

Blog Posts by Sarah Roth

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We want to try something new, so we're adding new voices to our blog

Your support matters. The BC Cancer Foundation blog offers us a unique platform to connect our supporters, like you, with the people you support and the impact you make for patients and families. Our blog has been a great forum to share timely, in depth, advancements taking place in BC Cancer’s labs and clinics, progress that donors make possible. Together, we are changing outcomes so we’ve focused on sharing these advancements with you. We’re excited to add more voices to our blog. We will feature expert clinicians like Dr. Kim Chi, who was recently named the new leader of BC Cancer, to...


Thank you to Dr. Allan Hovan for sharing the critical importance of oral health in relation to cancer outcomes. We are so grateful to our donors who have supported the development of a new dental clinic at BC Cancer – Abbotsford. Our fundraising continues and once we achieve our goal, this facility will enable the team to offer world class care closer to home. I am pleased to introduce our guest blogger for May, Dr. Ross Halperin, Medical Director, BC Cancer – Kelowna. Dr. Halperin is a radiation oncologist and long-time leader with BC Cancer. He’ll share exciting insights into leading-edge...

Introducing April guest blogger Dr. Allan Hovan

Thank you to Dr. Jonathan Loree for updating our community on the latest in colorectal cancer research and care. It is concerning to learn colorectal cancer diagnoses are on the rise in young people, as Dr. Loree explained . Still, I’m confident that through continued philanthropy our efforts to improve detection and treatment will improve these sobering statistics. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Allan Hovan, provincial professional practice leader for oral oncology and dentistry at BC Cancer, to our blog for April. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Hovan will share his efforts to...

Introducing February guest blogger Dr. Stephen Lam

Thank you to Dr. Poul Sorensen for sharing his translational efforts in pediatric cancer research with our community. It is always inspiring to hear how donor-funded research continues to make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Stephen Lam, distinguished scientist and Leon Judah Blackmore Chair in lung cancer research, back to our blog for February. Dr. Lam’s most recent efforts have uncovered women of Asian descent to be up to several times more susceptible to lung cancer than men in cities with poor air quality. He will explain these...

Introducing January guest blogger Dr. Poul Sorensen

Thank you to Dr. Malcolm Moore for returning to the blog to share his vision for cancer care in British Columbia. It is thrilling to hear of the progress that is taking place for families across the province, and how our donors will play a critical role in raising the standard of care over the next several years. I am pleased to welcome back to our blog Dr. Poul Sorensen, distinguished scientist at BC Cancer, for the month of January. Dr. Sorensen will share the latest developments in childhood cancer research and how this world-leading breakthrough will impact patients. Thanks for reading,...

Introducing December guest blogger Dr. Malcolm Moore

Thank you to Dr. John Webb for updating us on the progress taking place with t-cell therapy at the BC Cancer Deely Research Centre. It's exciting to hear this revolutionary therapy will soon be available to people in need and that our donors continue to play a vital role in making new treatments possible. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Malcolm Moore, president of BC Cancer, to our blog for the month of December. Dr. Moore will share how BC Cancer is at the forefront of cancer discovery and why philanthropy is so critical to support research and enhancements to care. Thank you for tuning in, Sarah

Introducing November guest blogger Dr. John Webb

Thank you to Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer for sharing his vision for blood cancer research and care here at BC Cancer. This year’s Inspiration Gala, held on November 3 rd at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, raised an astounding $4.3 million to advance care in this field. It was inspiring to see our generous community come together to support this trailblazing work, which is giving hope to so many families in our province. I am pleased to welcome Dr. John Webb, senior project leader at the BC Cancer Deeley Research Centre, to the blog for this month. Dr. Webb is the manufacturing lead for two...

Introducing October guest blogger Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer

Thank you to Dr. Pippa Hawley for sharing her efforts to advance palliative cancer care across our province. It is especially interesting to learn how medicinal cannabis can help address pain and symptom management, particularly given its pending legalization on October 17. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer to our blog for this month. Dr. Kuchenbauer is a recent recruit to BC Cancer, where he will focus on accelerating research and treatment for blood cancers. Funds from this year’s Inspiration Gala, taking place on November 3, will help support his work. Thanks for reading,...

Introducing September guest blogger Dr. Pippa Hawley

Thank you to Carolyn Hoeschen for sharing how Cypress Challenge is helping change the story for pancreatic cancer. It is inspiring to hear of the impact we are making by coming together at events such as this, where over $2.9 million has been raised to discover new treatments for this disease. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Pippa Hawley, medical director of the provincial pain and symptom management/palliative care program at BC Cancer, to our blog this month. Dr. Hawley will share her latest research into medicinal cannabis and how it’s helping optimize the quality of life for people facing...

Introducing August guest blogger Carolyn Hoeschen

Thank you to Dr. Karen Goddard for sharing the importance of survivorship care across British Columbia and the need to support enhancements in this area. I am pleased to introduce Carolyn Hoeschen, nurse practitioner at BC Cancer – Vancouver, to our blog for the month of August. She will share her involvement with the latest clinical trials for pancreatic cancer, made possible by support from donors and cyclists at the annual Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge . Thank you for tuning in, Sarah