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Friendship inspires $250,000 gift to ovarian cancer research

VICTORIA, B.C. – A close-knit friendship has spurred a $250,000 gift to the BC Cancer Foundation that will help advance the latest work in ovarian cancer research. Victoria resident Patty Pitts’ generous gift honours two close friends – Carol Lalonde and Marlene Palmer – who both passed away from the disease. Generously donating money from a recent family inheritance, Patty’s gift established The...

Hope Couture raises more than $600,000 to bring world-class PET/CT to BC Cancer – Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s fifth annual Hope Couture presented by Legacy Senior Living - The Leo Wertman Residence today announces more than $600,000 raised to support world-class care at BC Cancer with the most innovative diagnostic and treatment planning tool available today: a PET/CT scanner. Thanks to a sold-out room of 430 generous guests and a donation of $100,000 made by...

Local donors secure world-class PET/CT technology for Kelowna

KELOWNA, B.C. – World-class cancer diagnostics is coming to the Interior. The BC Cancer Foundation announced today the completion of its $5-million campaign to bring a PET/CT scanner to BC Cancer - Kelowna. The new PET/CT scanner will reduce hardship and burden for people in the Interior who currently have to travel to Vancouver – where the province’s only two publicly-funded PET/CT scanners are...

THE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER PRESENTED BY WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS ANNOUNCES $10.6 MILLION RAISED IN 10th ANNUAL EVENT

B.C.’s largest fundraiser draws 2,500 riders, to advance cancer care for the people of B.C.
VANCOUVER, August 25, 2018 – The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Wheaton Precious Metals announced 2,500 riders raised $10.6 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the 10th annual Ride commenced in Cloverdale on Saturday. In 10 years, the BC Ride has raised over $96 million to support more than 47 world-leading research projects underway at BC Cancer, advancing care and providing hope to the...

Cypress Challenge raises over $440,000 to advance pancreatic cancer research and care

VANCOUVER, B.C. – On Sunday, 770 cyclists trekked up Cypress Mountain for the 11th Annual Glotman · Simpson Cypress Challenge and raised over $440,000 to help change the outcome for British Columbians facing pancreatic cancer. The event, benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation and pancreatic cancer research at BC Cancer, supports vital research into one of the deadliest cancers facing Canadians...

BC Cancer team brings transformative prostate cancer treatment to Canadian patients

VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Cancer researchers are implementing a targeted prostate cancer treatment for men with advanced disease. The radionuclide therapy (RNT) will be available through a coordinated initiative across multiple centres in Canada. The RNT trial will bring this emerging form of treatment to prostate cancer patients in Canada. RNT is a highly targeted compound that delivers high-absorbed...

British Columbians raise $55 million to change cancer outcomes

VANCOUVER, B.C. – At its annual general meeting, the BC Cancer Foundation announced an inspiring $55 million raised to support cutting-edge research and enhancements to care for its partner, BC Cancer. This was made possible by more than 90,000 generous British Columbians and will be crucial in helping to advance cancer outcomes and save lives in the province. “Today, one in two British...

BC Cancer partners with Microsoft to answer cancer’s most complex questions and bring hope to patients

VANCOUVER – BC Cancer and Microsoft Canada have established a game-changing partnership that is answering cancer’s most complex questions at a rate never thought possible. Fuelled by advances in molecular biology, genomics and computer science, BC Cancer researchers are applying a radically investigative approach known as single cell genomics to analyze the millions of individual cells that make...

British Columbians break sweat and raise $360,000 for cancer research

VANCOUVER – More than 1,300 British Columbians grabbed their runners and water bottles every day for the month of May and raised an astounding $360,000 for BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel. Whether they walked, ran, danced or skipped, Workout participants broke a sweat for 31 days straight and fundraised to advance cancer care for patients across the...

Scientists uncover “evolutionary arms race” between cancer and immune system

VANCOUVER – A new study by BC Cancer scientists has uncovered the tricks used by the deadliest ovarian cancer to escape the immune system, which sets the stage for a better understanding of how and why patients respond to promising new immunotherapies. Immunotherapy stimulates the patient's own immune system to recognize and destroy tumour cells. It is yielding remarkable outcomes for cancer...

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