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BC Cancer Foundation raises $6.5 million to secure first-in-Canada treatment technology at the BC Cancer Agency

Vancouver, BC – The BC Cancer Foundation has reached its $6.5-million fundraising target to purchase a state-of-the-art Vero™ machine to benefit cancer patients across B.C. The technologically-advanced radiotherapy system will be the first machine of its kind in Canada, as renovations get underway to accommodate the new treatment delivery system at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre. “We are...

BC Cancer Agency Researchers Co-Lead $60 Million National Initiative for Innovative Cancer Treatments

VANCOUVER – BC Cancer Agency researchers will play a key role in the first Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) devoted to cancer research, announced today with a $25 million commitment from the Government of Canada and an additional $35 million from partners across the country. The NCE, called BioCanRX, will focus on the development of new biotherapeutics – therapies derived from biological...

BC Cancer Agency scientists make internationally significant discovery, mapping the evolution of breast cancer ‘avatars’

Vancouver – A just-published paper in the prestigious journal Nature highlights how researchers at the BC Cancer Agency are using human breast cancer ‘avatars’ — models of human breast cancers — to measure how complex cancers develop and change over time. The research is unprecedented because it uses single cancer cells to expose how breast cancers evolve and how to identify the cell populations...

BC Cancer Foundation Supporting BC Cancer Agency Leadership in Care + Research

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation has provided over $172 million donor dollars to our sole-partner, the BC Cancer Agency in the past ten years to accelerate cancer research and enhancements to patient care. By providing our partner with the leadership, expertise and tools needed to ensure British Columbians benefit from the world’s best cancer care. Two years ago, the Foundation was...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford raises $50,000 to advance cancer treatment options in B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Abbotsford, presented by Scotiabank, raised an amazing $50,000 to support the High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy program at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. The second annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of research happening each year at the BC Cancer Agency Abbotsford Centre. The Abbotsford Centre is a...

BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Kelowna raises $100,000 to advance local cancer care through research

KELOWNA, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2014 Discovery Luncheon—Kelowna raised an amazing $100,000 to support clinical trials research at the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior. The fourth annual Discovery Luncheon celebrated the importance of discovery research happening each year in Kelowna. The generosity of Tom Budd, with the Thomas Alan Budd...

BC Cancer Foundation 2014 Inspiration Gala Provides Astounding $5 Million to Crack the Cancer Code

Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Cancer Foundation’s 10 th annual Inspiration Gala , presented by Encana, raised a record-breaking $5 million in support of the BC Cancer Agency’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program (POG). Philanthropy reined over the evening of fine wines, decadent food, and luxurious auction items, ensuring that the future of integrating genomic sequencing into standard cancer care...

Hope Couture raises $1.5 million to Create New Possibilities for Hard-To-Treat Cancers in BC

Vancouver, BC – Today, the BC Cancer Foundation’s inaugural Hope Couture fundraising event raised an incredible $1.5 million to support the purchase of a state-of-the-art Vero™ machine, a $6.5 million technologically-advanced radiotherapy system. One of the first machines of its kind in Canada, the VERO TM will be located at the BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre. Fashion met cause at Hope Couture...

BC Cancer Foundation Receives National Award for Best Overall Corporate Governance

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) recently named the BC Cancer Foundation a winner in the category of Best Overall Corporate Governance at the second annual Excellence in Governance Awards (EGs). MTS Allstream was also named in the category that included nominees RBC, Encana, Tim Hortons and TransCanada. “The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries Best...

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