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Canadian pancreatic cancer research team provides personalized medicine, new hope to patients

VANCOUVER –Canadian pancreatic cancer researchers are joining forces under a Terry Fox initiative bringing new hope for patients with this deadly disease. “For many years it’s been hopeless from a patient perspective, and we are hoping to help shift this,” says Dr. Daniel Renouf (BC Cancer, University of British Columbia) who, along with Dr. David Schaeffer (UBC, Vancouver General Hospital), is...

World Cancer Day –BC CAN move the dial on cancer

Nearly eight million people around the globe will die of cancer this year and is expected to increase to 13.2 million people per year by 2030. In B.C., close to 30,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 10,000 will die because of it in 2018. Thanks to early detection and advances in treatment and care – some spearheaded by BC Cancer – we are moving the dial on survival rates and...

BC Cancer team wins prestigious $11.9-million in project funding to develop novel tests for lymphoma patients who relapse

VANCOUVER – Today, a research team at BC Cancer will receive $11.9-million in funding for an innovative precision health project that has the potential to significantly change outcomes for patients facing a relapse of lymphoid cancer. A team led by Dr. Christian Steidl, research director of the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer and senior scientist, BC Cancer, Dr. Marco Marra, director and distinguished...

Promising new treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma discovered

Results from an international clinical trial led by BC Cancer oncologist, Dr. Joseph Connors, reveal a promising new treatment combination for patients with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Connors, recognized this past year as one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, has a historical career of innovating effective new treatment options that have greatly improved outcomes for people...

BC Cancer researchers listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

Once again, BC Cancer scientists have been listed among the most highly cited researchers in the fields of Clinical Medicine and Molecular Biology and Genetics. Dr. Karen Gelmon discusses her research in Clinical Medicine at BC Cancer. ​Every year, scientists and scholars worldwide publish their findings in academic journals and proceedings, producing papers estimated in the range of more than...

Nanaimo resident donates $2 million to bring PET/CT technology to Island cancer patients

VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the BC Cancer Foundation announced an incredible $2 million donation from Nanaimo resident Gordon Heys to bring a critical PET/CT scanner to the BC Cancer - Victoria. The donation caps the BC Cancer Foundation’s $5 million campaign for PET/CT on Vancouver Island, meaning this life-saving cancer diagnostic tool is one step closer to thousands of families in need. “We are...

Discovery Luncheon - Kelowna Raises Record $150,000 to bring PET/CT to the Southern Interior

KELOWNA, B.C. – BC’s Southern Interior is one step closer to acquiring its first PET/CT scanner, thanks to a record-breaking amount raised at Wednesday’s Discovery Luncheon – Kelowna. The event, in its seventh year, raised $150,000 to support the BC Cancer Foundation’s campaign to acquire a PET/CT scanner for the BC Cancer Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The BC Cancer...

BC Cancer and BC Cancer Foundation strengthen partnership to break down cancer

Today, the BC Cancer Agency, in partnership with the BC Cancer Foundation, announced a bold new identity. Together, we’ve aligned and refreshed our identity, which comes with a new look, reflective of our belief that BC CAN prevent more cancers, BC CAN do world-leading research and BC CAN advance novel therapies. The BC Cancer Agency has simplified its name to BC Cancer, reflecting a province-...

BC Cancer scientists receive millions to develop novel cancer therapies

BC Cancer scientists were recently awarded millions of dollars in infrastructure funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to bring their world-leading research to the clinic. ​BC Cancer recipients include Dr. François Bénard, Dr. Brad Nelson and, through a project led by the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the University of British Columbia, Dr. Marcel Bally. Dr. Bénard's work in the...

Inspiration Gala raises $2.61 million for families facing hereditary cancer

VANCOUVER – The annual BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspiration Gala fundraiser today announced $2.61 million was raised Saturday night to support research to advance screening of hereditary cancers in B.C. Generous donations paired with live and silent auctions to reach the impressive grand total, which will go to support BC Cancer’s Hereditary Cancer Program. The program helps identify those at risk...

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