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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...

B.C.’s cancer program doubles scanning capacity

VANCOUVER, August 29, 2011 – A second PET/CT scanner installed at the BC Cancer Agency will double the number of scans that can be done on cancer patients or those who might have cancer – from 3,100 scans to 6,200 scans annually. The new PET/CT scanner has been installed in the Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging at the BC Cancer Agency. This second scanner comes less than a year...

BC Cancer Foundation Golf Classic in Memory of Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins raises over $60k for cancer research and care

Success in Sindi's honour
KELOWNA, August 29, 2011 - Over 120 golfers and dinner guests supported this year’s tournament—joined by members of Sindi’s family—honouring Sindi’s compelling legacy by continuing her philanthropic spirit and fundraising for the BC Cancer Foundation. Rupie Sachdeva, Sindi’s sister says, “She wanted to change everything for the better — her devotion and passion for bettering cancer care was...

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,...

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