As the pace of new research accelerates to meet today’s cancer challenges head-on, the Urgent Needs Fund is there to support new and emerging priorities in research, ensuring BC Cancer is able to rapidly respond to important discoveries that will quickly translate into outstanding patient care.

At BC Cancer, some of the brightest scientific minds in the world are working to uncover new solutions for cancer treatment and care. Every project these researchers embark on begins with an idea that requires philanthropic support to begin.

At the BC Cancer Foundation, we see these innovative ideas as opportunities to delve deeper into the causes of cancer, and formulate new ways to halt its progression. The Urgent Needs Fund sets the cancer research agenda on new paths of inquiry: when a researcher has a vision, support is there to ensure the crucial first steps can be taken. By nourishing new projects with comprehensive philanthropic support, the Urgent Needs Fund ensures their sustainability, as early success is gradually leveraged into a strong base for growth.

Supported by world-class events like the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Workout to Conquer Cancer and the generosity of thousands of donors across the province, the Urgent Needs Fund accelerates progress, meaning brilliant ideas don’t just stay ideas. Our donors’ investment results in meaningful enhancements to the standard of care for B.C.’s patients. It helps to solidify the future of essential research in this province and has an immediate impact on future generations of patients.

To learn more or to support the Urgent Needs Fund, please contact:

Jan New
Associate Vice President


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