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BC CANCER FOUNDATION’S RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER IS ‘RIDING ON’

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer® Presented by Wheaton Precious Metals™, like many other events, has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with this year’s 2020 two-day mass participation event postponed. However, as cancer doesn’t stop, 2,000 Ride participants across B.C. are determined to ‘Ride On’ challenging themselves to continue cycling for the tens of thousands of...

Scotiabank donates $100,000 to patients in need at BC Cancer – Prince George

VANCOUVER, B.C. - In advance of National Indigenous Peoples day on Sunday, June 21st, the BC Cancer Foundation proudly announces that Scotiabank has generously donated $100,000 to BC Cancer – Prince George’s Greatest Needs Fund to support patients and families facing challenging times. BC Cancer – Prince George cares for the highest percentage of Indigenous patients out of all BC Cancer centres...

Communities rally in support of establishing first-ever Chair in Brachytherapy for the Interior

Kelowna, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation has kicked off a $3.5 million fundraising campaign to establish a first-ever Chair in Brachytherapy and launch an innovative research program that will transform care for people facing cancer in the Interior, and local communities have already shown an incredible outpouring of support. A group of seven donors from the region have made significant personal...

BC CANCER FOUNDATION DONORS RAISE MILESTONE $72.6 MILLION

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Today, the BC Cancer Foundation celebrates a historic fundraising year with an extraordinary $72.6 million raised, made possible by more than 95,000 generous British Columbian donors. Funds raised propel innovation in research and enhance world-class care for patients in B.C. and beyond. “Our generous donors are having an immediate impact on the cancer community, helping to...

FOUR B.C. CHARITIES UNITE TO COMBAT COVID-19

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Today, four major charities in British Columbia have joined forces to establish the B.C. COVID-19 Combat Collective to raise funds for the province’s world-leading research teams. The charities include: BCCDC Foundation for Public Health, BC Cancer Foundation, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the University of British Columbia. Funds raised will support B.C.’s leading...

Record-setting $650,000 raised for Workout to Conquer Cancer

Over 2,200 strong from B.C. and beyond came together to move every day in May raising a record-setting $650,000 for BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer . Gyms and studios may have been closed, but that didn’t stop participants from breaking a sweat 31 days straight to support people facing cancer across the province. “A huge thank you to everyone who committed to move every day with...

BC Cancer and UBC researchers have identified how hormones and aging affect breast cancer in largest study of its kind

After reviewing more than 7,000 cancer tissues, the correlation between hormones and aging in how breast cancer develops is now better understood.
It is widely known that age affects a person’s likelihood of receiving a cancer diagnosis, including breast cancer. A study published on Monday, May 11th in Nature Cancer​ , highlights a better understanding of the relationship not only between age and breast cancer but also between age related changes in estrogen in the development of breast cancer. ​ “What this study is doing for the first time...

BC’s Largest Fundraising Event The Ride to Conquer Cancer Postponed to 2021

VANCOUVER B.C. – Today, BC Cancer Foundation announced the postponement of the 12 th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer until August 2021 due to the impacts of COVID-19. As the largest charitable event in B.C., The Ride to Conquer Cancer, presented by Wheaton Precious Metals, is a critical source of funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. Anticipated to raise between $8 - 10 million for the BC Cancer...

B.C. Cancer scientists publish critical insights into cancer drug resistance

VANCOUVER, B.C. - A paper published April 13th in Nature Cancer by researchers at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) at BC Cancer reveals DNA evidence of drug resistance and cancer progression as a result of therapies. The paper is a comprehensive analysis of 570 advanced cancer patients, revealing the genetic changes that occur following chemotherapy, providing scientists and...

Thrifty Foods provides gift cards to BC Cancer for local cancer patients in need

Victoria, BC – Thrifty Foods is lending a generous hand to local BC Cancer patients by providing $10,000 worth of gift cards for patients in need. Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, many patients are facing escalating and stressful financial constraints, on top of the pressures of treatment, when it comes to purchasing vital items, such as groceries. Thrifty Foods’ kind gesture is helping...

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