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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...

BRITISH COLUMBIANS RAISE RECORD $63.7 MILLION TO BREAK DOWN CANCER

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Today, the BC Cancer Foundation celebrates a record fundraising year with an extraordinary $63.7 million raised, made possible by more than 100,000 generous British Columbians. These crucial funds are moving the dial in breakthrough research and world-class care, helping to change cancer outcomes and save lives. “Changing the outcome takes passion. I’m moved by our community of...

Workout challenge raises $325,000 for cancer research

VANCOUVER, B.C. - More than 1,000 people across B.C. and beyond broke a sweat every day for the month of May with Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel and raised an incredible $325,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation. Participants grabbed their water bottles and walked, ran, danced or skipped while fundraising to advance cancer research and enhancements to patient care across the...

Vancouver students honour Gia Tran with $2,000 from bottle drive

VANCOUVER, B.C. – It’s a story that continues to inspire the community. Today, students from the Vancouver Talmud Torah School honoured Gia Tran, a remarkable woman and Foundation donor with a cheque for $2,000 toward lifesaving research and care at BC Cancer. Gia has been collecting bottles and cans every day across Vancouver, donating funds she receives to the BC Cancer Foundation. She’s been...

Promising findings in pancreatic cancer study highlight the importance of genetic sequencing

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A study led by BC Cancer researchers which looked into the genetic profiles of advanced pancreatic cancers has led to a unique treatment and is offering reason to be hopeful with a cancer that is hard to diagnose and treat effectively. Published in Clinical Cancer Research , the study found a small group of patients whose pancreatic cancer carried a rare trait that was...

Workout to Conquer Cancer kicks off today!

Hundreds of people are set to break a sweat in the name of cancer research and care as the BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel kicks off today. Committed to breaking a sweat for 31 days straight, participants will lunge, bike, run and dance every day this month while fundraising to change the outcome for British Columbians facing cancer. Geoff Livingston is...

BC Cancer researchers demonstrate the promise of novel radiation treatment for metastatic cancer patients

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A new study co-led by BC Cancer researchers has found that the use of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) technology may improve survival rates for patients with limited metastatic cancer. These findings are the result of the world’s first randomized clinical trial of SABR as it relates to cancer that has already spread to other parts of the body. The study, led at BC...

After five surgeries and 39 rounds of radiation, patient credits BC Cancer with positive outcome

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Jesse Kaltio was 22 years old when he was working at an elementary school in Carrot River, Saskatchewan, feeling as though he needed antibiotics for what he thought were swollen lymph nodes that just wouldn’t go away. He was shocked when a doctor asked him to look in a mirror and lift up his chin and pointed to a large lump that went up and down as he swallowed. That mass turned...

Dr. Marco Marra receives Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Marco Marra has received the Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement by Life Sciences BC for his significant contributions to the field of genomics. In the pursuit of amazing science, Dr. Marra, director & distinguished scientist, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer, has contributed to uncovering some of life’s most fundamental mysteries. Dr. Marco Marra As co-leader of BC Cancer’s...

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