BC CANCER – SURREY
Serving the Surrey and central Fraser Valley region, patients at BC Cancer – Surrey have access to assessment and diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and supportive care. Patients can also take part in clinical trials and specific initiatives that are vital to the centre’s research programs.
At BC Cancer – Surrey, the progress is real. Our team is:
- Building a state-of-the-art on-site pharmacy to offer progressive treatments and clinical trials
- Expanding on-site chemotherapy and ambulatory care to meet growing patient numbers
- Providing a robust patient and family counselling program that supports the emotional health of patients and their families
- Supporting a study to screen patients for cervical cancers using an online platform that will improve screening rates in the Fraser Valley
World-class cancer care close to home
Over the next decade, the Fraser Valley will see the most significant increase in cancer diagnoses in the province, with a projected increase of 65 per cent by 2030.
BC Cancer - Surrey, located adjacent to Surrey Memorial Hospital is the only cancer centre that provides diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation and supportive care for the community.
The BC Cancer Foundation is fundraising to bring world-class cancer care close to home for all patients in the region. Donors have supported the expansion and renovation of BC Cancer - Surrey to boost treatment and patient visit capacity, allowing the team to meet the increasing demand for cancer treatment that is critical for the health of our community.
INNOVATIVE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM
Led by Dr. Dirk van Niekerk, medical director, Cervical Screening Program, BC Cancer, his study is using an online platform for self-collection HPV testing, with an aim to improve cervical cancer screening rates specifically in the Fraser Region of B.C.
Despite the success of British Columbia’s cervical cancer screening program, women who do not regularly attend screening are at higher risk for cervical cancer. New strategies are needed to overcome barriers for conventional screening and improve uptake among non-attenders.
This research project will test the feasibility of expanding a highly successful online sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing platform to include self-collected cervical cancer screening, with the pilot program taking place in the Fraser Valley area.