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

VANCOUVER, B.C. – On Saturday, October 19 th 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...

THE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER PRESENTED BY WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS RAISES $9.1 MILLION

SURREY, B.C., August 24, 2019 - The Ride to Conquer Cancer Presented by Wheaton Precious Metals benefiting
 the BC Cancer Foundation announced 2,100 Riders helped raise $9.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation as the 11th annual Ride commenced in Surrey at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Grounds this morning. In 11 years, the B.C. Ride has raised over $105.1 million to support more than 47...

GLOTMAN•SIMPSON CYPRESS CHALLENGE RAISES OVER $564,000 TO ADVANCE PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AND CARE

Photo Credit: Rob Shaer On Sunday, over 700 cyclists trekked up Cypress Mountain for the Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge and raised over $564,000 – a record fundraising amount for the event – to help change the outcome for British Columbians facing pancreatic cancer. The 12th annual event benefited the BC Cancer Foundation in support of vital research at BC Cancer into one of the deadliest...

Improving cancer care through better diagnostics for people on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, B.C. – People living on Vancouver Island will have improved cancer care with a new state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner suite at the BC Cancer - Victoria. "Approximately half of British Columbians are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and timely, effective diagnostics are a critically important part of cancer care and treatment," said Premier John Horgan. "This means...

‘Texas 4000 for Cancer’ donates $9,000 to support Indigenous cancer care

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A unique group of U.S. students from The University of Texas at Austin embarked on an incredible cycling journey from Austin to Anchorage earlier this summer and has donated $9,000 towards indigenous cancer care. The group, called “Texas 4000 for Cancer,” takes on the 70-day cycling journey annually and their generous donation was inspired by a community they rode through last...

Peninsula Co-op launches match campaign to support innovative cancer therapies

VICTORIA, B.C. – Peninsula Co-op has generously partnered with the BC Cancer Foundation to bring Vancouver Island cancer patients the best outcomes with innovative therapies. Starting tomorrow, July 20th, until July 31st, Peninsula Co-op will match every gift made on Vancouver Island up to $75,000 to bring new, cutting-edge treatment options to patients facing cancer in the community. Patients...

Cancer patient gives back, spurring new hope for families impacted by cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Today marks the unveiling of the Carol and Leigh Pan 張理瑲, 潘立中 PET/CT Room at BC Cancer – Vancouver, celebrating the advancement of state-of-the-art diagnostic care, close to home for families impacted by cancer. An immigrant from Taiwan, Carol Pan moved to Vancouver and became a successful businesswoman, having established a fruitful semi-precious stone company. In 2005, she was...

Major progress in treatment for patients facing metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer

VANCOUVER, B.C. – New results from a clinical trial led by a BC Cancer medical oncologist is offering new hope to patients facing metastatic prostate cancer. Metastatic prostate cancer is when the cancer has spread beyond the prostate and cannot be cured, but managed with medications used to lower androgen hormone levels (called “androgen deprivation therapy” or “ADT”). The trial – called the...

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