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BC Cancer Researchers Develop Breath-Based Tech for Rapid COVID Test

VANCOUVER – Innovative COVID-19 breath test, developed by BC Cancer researchers and currently being piloted, gets new infusion of funds from Concord Pacific, to fast-forward the tech. Right now, British Columbians have access to two primary COVID-19 tests, the dreaded, Np swab up the nose and a gargle test with saline. Both tests require a lab to process and return results, which take on average...

BC Cancer Foundation receives Canada’s largest philanthropic gift to lung cancer from Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation has announced a philanthropic investment of $15.3 million from the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation to advance lung cancer research and care. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in B.C., across Canada and worldwide. Six British Columbians die of lung cancer every day. This is Canada's largest known philanthropic investment...

Expanded pharmacy opens at BC Cancer – Surrey to help save more lives

Surrey, B.C. – Thanks to an outpouring of local support, a highly specialized, cutting-edge pharmacy has opened at BC Cancer- Surrey and will help save more lives throughout the Fraser Health region. Thursday, January 28 marked the official unveiling of the Dukh Nivaran Pharmacy at BC Cancer – Surrey, a state-of-the-art on-site pharmacy where life-saving chemotherapy treatments are prepared. In...

Dr. Juanita Crook named Chair in Brachytherapy for Interior

Kelowna, BC – Today the BC Cancer Foundation announced that Dr. Juanita Crook has been appointed to the role of Chair in Brachytherapy at BC Cancer - Kelowna, a new role that will help transform care for people facing cancer in the Interior and beyond. Dr. Crook is a radiation oncologist at BC Cancer – Kelowna and a pioneer in the field of brachytherapy – a quick and highly effective form of...

Study with B.C. made probe will test innovative method to assess breast cancer treatment response

Abbotsford, BC – A $100,000 donation by Abbotsford’s the Crystal Gala Foundation will advance a local study that’s exploring an innovative new method of analyzing breast cancer patients’ response to treatment. The Breast Optical Probe Study at BC Cancer - Abbotsford uses a specially engineered probe to accurately assess a breast tumour’s response to treatment on patients with advanced breast...

RED FM GURPURAB RADIOTHON RAISES $710,000 FOR BC CANCER FOUNDATION AND SURREY HOSPITALS FOUNDATION

RED FM held their annual Gurpurab Radiothon on Monday, Nov. 30th and raised a total of $710,000 for urgent health needs in Surrey: $515,000 for the Surrey Hospitals Foundation, and $195,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. SURREY, B.C. – Thanks to RED FM listeners, an incredible $710,000 was raised for urgent health needs in the Fraser Valley during the Gupurab Radiothon on November 30 th . The two-...

Discovery 2020 raises $85,000 to break down women’s cancers

KELOWNA, B.C. – BC Cancer Foundation’s virtual Discovery 2020 presented by BMO Bank of Montreal and Sentes Automotive raised an incredible $85,000 in support of the Foundation’s campaign to break down women’s cancers. "Thank you to our generous donors for helping launch a critical campaign to break down women's cancers. Together, we will generate the momentum required to advance breast and...

A Legacy Continued: B.C. Woman Invests Millions to Change Cancer Outcomes

Laurie Rix Vancouver, B.C. – A B.C. woman has pledged $5-million to the BC Cancer Foundation to advance tailored treatment solutions and cures for breast cancer patients. The donation, made by Laurie Rix through the Rix Family Foundation, is the largest made to BC Cancer’s breast team and will catapult critical research into rare and hard to treat forms of the disease, including life-threatening...

Global excellence: local research influences major worldwide publication

In September, the 5 th edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Female Genital Tract Tumours (“WHO Blue Book”) was published, and the work of BC Cancer’s Ovarian Cancer Research (OVCARE) team has been influential on the subject. Each volume of the WHO Blue Book is produced with input from experts around the world (pathologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation...

BC Cancer Foundation raises $1.75 million to help bring first-in-Canada lung cancer screening program to BC Cancer 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation has completed a fundraising campaign with $1.75 million to support a lung cancer screening program at BC Cancer. Officially announced by the Ministry of Health today, the program is on its way and will mark the first-ever lung cancer screening program in the country. Funding for the lung cancer screening program is vital, as more than 3,300 people in B.C...

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