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BC Cancer Foundation’s Innovation Support Fund Accelerating Cancer Discoveries in BC

Kelowna, B.C. – High priority cancer research programs receive an additional boost of over $475, 000 for new technology from the BC Cancer Foundation’s Innovative Support Fund. This investment supports leading-edge research already underway thanks to the $18.6 million in annual funding to BC Cancer Agency researchers and clinicians in 2011. “I’m inspired by our donors and their commitment to the...

Gene links rare and unrelated cancer

An important breakthrough in cancer research
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and the University of British Columbia are excited over a discovery made while studying rare tumour types. Dr. David Huntsman, genetic pathologist and director of the Ovarian Cancer Program of BC at the BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Dr. Gregg Morin, a lead scientist from the...

A little Jingle plus a little Mingle equal over half a million for cancer research on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, B.C. December 8, 2011 – The BC Cancer Foundation’s swanky Jingle Mingle and brand new Jingle Soirée secure a staggering $510,000 for invaluable cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre. A generous crowd of 275 Vancouver Islanders gathered at the Fairmont Empress Hotel to enjoy delectable drinks and hor d’oeuvres while bidding on fabulous silent and live auction...

BC Cancer Foundation Inaugural Discovery Luncheon to advance prostate cancer pilot project

KELOWNA, B.C. November 16, 2011 – Funds raised today at the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inaugural Discovery Luncheon will support an innovative research project and provide hope for prostate cancer patients in British Columbia’s southern interior. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst men in B.C. and today’s event is raising dollars to fund the new High-Dose Rate (HDR)...

B.C. father wants to change the story for future pediatric cancer patients

Vancouver, B.C. - Patrick Sullivan lost his three-year-old son to a rare cancer and is committed to changing future outcomes. To aid with this, Sullivan and the BC Cancer Foundation are launching an awareness video to change the story for children diagnosed with cancer in the future. “Doctors couldn’t change Finn’s story. Incurable was his ending. If I could change that for somebody else, then...

Jingle Mingle introduces exciting opportunity to support state-of-the-art research technology on Vancouver Island

Victoria, B.C. - The BC Cancer Foundation’s Jingle Mingle — Victoria’s holiday season cocktail-party of the year— introduces Equip-a-Need for 2011. “ Equip-a-Need will add an exciting element to this year’s Jingle Mingle cocktail party, providing our guests with an opportunity to raise their paddles and help to fund a cutting-edge robotic microscope that will enhance researchers’ life-saving work...

A birthday gift that will enhance each cancer survivor’s journey in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The path ahead for B.C.’s cancer survivors is about to get brighter thanks to a special gift Gordon Diamond made to the BC Cancer Foundation today. In honour of his wife’s 70th birthday, Gordon Diamond generously donated $1 million for the Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship. The new Chair represents a significant partnership toward improved cancer survivorship between...

Expansion set to begin at BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre thanks to Alex A. Campbell’s legacy of giving

VICTORIA, B.C. – Alex A. Campbell’s philanthropic spirit and commitment to improved cancer care will live on as construction to expand the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre is set to get underway in early December. As Chair of the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspire the World Campaign, Mr. Campbell led a two-year whirlwind initiative that raised $10 million for the centre’s expansion. The...

BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala raises $1.5 million to revolutionize cancer care in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Inspired by the opportunity to revolutionize cancer treatment in B.C. through personalized medicine, guests at the BC Cancer Foundation’s 2011 Inspiration Gala united to raise $1.5 million for the BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Medicine Project. The aspiration of a world free from cancer motivated gala chair and BC Cancer Foundation board member Monika Deol, who created an...

Government of Canada Strengthens Cancer Research in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, B.C. October 07, 2011 – Cancer research in British Columbia received a significant boost today, thanks to nearly $2.2 million in federal funding announced for the BC Cancer Agency. “Our Government is focused on the economic recovery and we believe that science, technology and innovation are vital to both supporting economic competitiveness and growth, and a healthy society,” said the...

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