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Paddling and paper lanterns make a positive impact on cancer research

Victoria, B.C., August 9, 2011 – Victoria’s Inner Harbour will glow in support of cancer research with the Lights of Courage Campaign during the 2011 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, August 12 – 14th, benefitting the BC Cancer Foundation. BC Cancer Agency researcher and dragon boater, Katy Milne, knows first-hand the value of fundraising. Her team, Paddlers of the Fifth Moon, is racing...

New genetic mutations found for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Substantial gain in knowledge about the disease
Vancouver, July 27, 2011 – BC Cancer Agency scientists have identified a number of new genetic mutations involved in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). This massive cancer-sequencing study, published online in Nature will open a floodgate for researchers around the world to explore the significant number of newly discovered gene mutations and their role in the growth and development of lymphoma cells...

Personalized medicine on the horizon for BC cancer patients

Vancouver, July 4, 2011 – Genome British Columbia and the BC Cancer Foundation have joined forces to announce a major step forward in applying the power of genomics to personalized medicine. The innovative partnership stems from the strong focus of both organizations on the potential of genomics to improve patient outcomes in BC. Genome BC’s new Personalized Medicine Program aims to utilize...

BC Cancer Foundation celebrates historic partnership with Vancouver Board of Trade at inaugural Discovery Day event

Celebrating world first cancer research breakthroughs at the BC Cancer Agency
Vancouver, June 21, 2011 – Seventy-six years ago, almost exactly to the day, Vancouver Board of Trade President T. S. Dixon chaired a lunch meeting to discuss a pressing healthcare issue – that B.C. had the highest rates of cancer incidence and death in Canada. By the end of the meeting, the Board members had made a plan of action, beginning with the creation of the BC Cancer Foundation. Today,...

B.C. cancer research boosted by $11.1 million in Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

BC Cancer Foundation’s 3rd annual cycling fundraiser will have “significant impact” on cancer research and care
Vancouver, June 19, 2011 – The BC Cancer Foundation announced yesterday that 2879 cyclists raised a record $11.1 million in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer , to support leading research at the BC Cancer Agency. Today between 11 am and 5 pm riders are expected to cross the finish line at Marymoor Park - 6046 West Lake Sammamish Road NE, Redmond, WA, after a journey of over 200 km that began...

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raises record-setting $11.1 million

2879 riders cycle 200-plus km in 3rd annual BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser
Vancouver, June 18, 2011 – The BC Cancer Foundation announced today that 2879 participants across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest raised $ 11.1 million in the third annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer . Since its inception in 2009, the Ride has raised $ 27.2 million, making it the most successful cancer-related fundraising event in B.C. history. Funds raised for the BC Cancer...

Did you know cancers crave carbs? Low-carb, high protein diet shown to reduce cancer risk

June 14, 2011, Vancouver – New lab-based research from the BC Cancer Agency shows that a low-carbohydrate (carb), high-protein diet slows cancer growth and may actually prevent cancers from forming. This is because the vast majority of tumours take up and need more glucose, a simple carb, than normal cells to survive and grow. Gerry Krystal, PhD, a distinguished scientist at the BC Cancer Agency...

Prince George residents invited to take part in major cancer prevention study

June 7, 2011, Prince George – The BC Cancer Agency’s BC Generations Project clinic opened its doors to Prince George and area residents this morning, inviting everyone aged 35 to 69 to contribute to the health of future British Columbians. You can do so by taking part in the largest cancer prevention study in Canadian history. The BC Generations Project is part of the largest health study of its...

Quarter-million-dollar donation boosts BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspire the World campaign over the top

June 7, 2011 - (Victoria, BC) – A Victoria-area couple, closely affected by cancer and inspired by the innovative cancer research of the BC Cancer Agency, has made the capstone donation to successfully complete the BC Cancer Foundation’s $10 million Inspire the World campaign. Clive and Ann Piercy announced a $250,000 donation today at their hotel, the Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites. “We are...

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