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Thrifty Foods joins campaign to Inspire the World

Donation to BC Cancer Foundation capital campaign will build Patient Information Library for cancer patients and their families
October 22, 2009, Victoria, B.C. - Thrifty Foods has announced a donation of $300,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspire the World campaign to establish the Thrifty Foods Patient Information Library in the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Island Centre. Over 4,000 people are diagnosed with cancer on Vancouver Island each year. Newly-diagnosed patients and their network of friends, family members...

Major breast cancer breakthrough announced at BC Cancer Agency

BC scientists first in world to decode genetic evolution of a breast cancer tumour.
October 7, 2009, Vancouver, B.C., Canada – For the first time in history, BC Cancer Agency scientists in British Columbia, Canada have decoded all of the three billion letters in the DNA sequence of a metastatic lobular breast cancer tumour, a type of breast cancer which accounts for about 10 per cent of all breast cancers, and have found all of the mutations, or “spelling” mistakes that caused...