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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...

INSPIRING GROUP CHALLENGES COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS IN A TIME OF NEED

VANCOUVER, B.C. – A group of community champions have come together to help jump-start the BC Cancer COVID-19 Response Fund in support of BC Cancer healthcare heroes and patients. The group includes: Tony Singh, Perminder Chohan, Daljit Thind, Manny Dhillon, Raj and Gurpreet Arneja and partners Vineet and Deepita Taneja, Randeep and Sarbjeet Sarai, and Mona and Gagan Matta . These inspiring...

Courtyard by Marriott Prince George helps lessen burden for Northern B.C. cancer patients

For many, dealing with the devastation of a cancer diagnosis can bring about more than just health-related worries. Many patients and their families also face the added stress of having to travel out of town to attend their appointments and treatment sessions, as well as deal with the financial burden that comes with it. One establishment is helping alleviate this added stress altogether for...

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...

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