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Discovery reveals that Hodgkin lymphoma hijacks patient’s immune cells

Dr. Christian Steidl BC Cancer researchers have discovered key information about how Hodgkin lymphoma cells are able to grow undetected within the body by examining how they interact within the complete tumour environment. By observing the tumour ecosystem - cell by cell - in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers led by Dr. Christian Steidl with the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer at BC Cancer...

Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant Gala Dinner raises $460,000 for life-saving radiation equipment

The 25 th annual Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant Gala Dinner has raised an inspiring $460,000 benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation to bring surface-guided radiation equipment to BC Cancer – Vancouver. Fueled by more than 700 generous guests at the Vancouver Convention Centre, funds raised will support BC Cancer patients who require precision radiation. Lions Clubs International was recognized for...

Jingle Mingle raises $650,000 to bring innovative therapies unit to Victoria

The BC Cancer Foundation’s 13 th annual Jingle Mingle , presented by Thrifty Foods, has raised an extraordinary $650,000 to bring an innovative therapies unit to BC Cancer – Victoria. These crucial funds, alon​g with the generosity of Foundation donors throughout the year means a new clinical trials unit will launch in Victoria. Fueled by 325 generous Jingle Mingle guests, funds will support the...

Scientific advancement delves deeper into cancer than ever before

BC Cancer scientists, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Microsoft, have developed a new method for analyzing cancer tissue, allowing them to learn more about cancer than previously possible. Researchers can now read the genomes of single cells within a tumour, opening up a new wave of understanding of how and why cancer...

2019 Discovery Luncheon raises record-setting $370,000 to support genomics

BC Cancer Foundation’s 9 th annual Discovery Luncheon raised a record-setting $370,000 to help bring genomically-based solutions to the clinic and hope to families facing cancer across the Interior. “I am always truly inspired by the generosity of the passionate people of the Interior,” says Sarah Roth, president & CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. “Once again this community has come together to...

Inspiration Gala raises $3 million toward the future of cancer care

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation announced $3 million raised at its winter’s magic themed Inspiration Gala on Saturday evening, held at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Funds raised will advance genomics – the analysis of an individual’s DNA to better understand their cancer. BC Cancer’s brilliant oncologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists and scientists are now one step closer to...

Mass Spectrometer Coming to BC Cancer

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of donors, an urgently-needed piece of equipment is coming to BC Cancer. Mass spectrometers are cutting-edge tools in an innovative emerging field of cancer research proteomics. A new mass spectrometer is urgently needed to accelerate research into some of the most devastating cancers, including breast, pancreatic, ovarian, lung, blood, and pediatric. Mass...

Spin-a-thon raises $110,000 to support nutrition and exercise programming for cancer patients

VANCOUVER, B.C. – On Saturday, October 19 more than 200 riders, including 48 cancer survivors, rode at the first-annual NeXT Up (Nutrition and Exercise during adjuvant Treatment) Spin-a-thon in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. The inaugural event raised more than $110,000 where proceeds will support nutrition and exercise programming at BC Cancer. It will also further research and help to...

Hope Couture raises more than $700,000 to bring future of pancreatic cancer research and care to B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s sixth annual Hope Couture presented by Legacy Senior Living - The Leo Wertman Residence announces more than $700,000 raised to launch a cutting-edge pancreatic rapid access clinic at BC Cancer – Vancouver. Thanks to a sold-out room of 415 guests, the crowd was moved when an extraordinary $150,000 gift was announced from generous donor Carol Lai, who...

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