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Beyond Belief
Fraser Region

BC Cancer’s world-leading services are expanding across the Fraser Valley, and we’re not stopping there.
Dr. Anand Karvat, BC Cancer Fraser Region

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Current Priorities

Updated New Surrey Hospital rendering

Help Support a New State-of-the-Art Cancer Centre in Surrey

We are partnering with the provincial government to support the development of a second BC Cancer Centre in Surrey to be based in a new government-funded hospital. In the last year, Surrey’s population growth almost doubled that of Vancouver. A new cancer centre is a vital necessity for the increased health needs of local families.

The new BC Cancer Centre in Surrey will:

  • Offer enhanced access to first-rate cancer care for thousands of Fraser Region families
  • Provide cancer patients with 54 new chemotherapy chairs – doubling treatment capacity in the region
  • Shorten waiting and journey times for locals
  • Feature innovative technology, including room for six new linear accelerators, two leading-edge PET-CT scanners and a cyclotron
BC Cancer – Burnaby rendering

Expanding Care in Burnaby

BC Cancer Foundation is fundraising $10 million to support the new BC Cancer centre planned for Burnaby. The BC Cancer – Burnaby McCarthy Centre is essential to meeting the cancer care needs of the rapidly expanding Fraser region communities.

BC Cancer – Burnaby McCarthy Centre will:

  • Include ambulatory care rooms, chemotherapy chairs, oncology pharmacy, radiation therapy, and PET/CTs
  • Feature space for leading-edge clinical trials to advance vital research across all cancer types
  • Greatly increase BC Cancer’s capacity in the Fraser region and ensure families have timely access to world-class cancer care close to home
Oral Oncology Equipment

$740,284.00 raised

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Critical Oral Oncology Equipment

BC Cancer – Abbotsford is opening a state-of-the-art Oral Oncology & Dentistry Clinic to bring care closer to home for patients from the eastern Fraser Valley, who currently have to travel to Surrey for specialized oral care. The Foundation is fundraising to bring a final piece of essential equipment to the suite: a Cone Beam CT.

The vital tool will:

  • Provide early detection, treatment planning, as well as diagnosing and managing cancer-specific infections
  • Allow results to be interpreted in-house, in seconds and allow for three-dimensional designs for surgery to help provide optimal outcomes
  • Enable the most accurate tracking of changes to a person’s cancer and assist in early detection and recurrences
Patient Comfort

Support the Patient Relief Fund

Help Fraser Region patients receive the care they need with financial, travel, and resource support, regardless of where they call home. The Patient Relief Fund helps remove financial, geographical, and cultural barriers to equitable care in every region.

The Patient Relief Fund

  • Assists with the cost of travel, accommodation and groceries while undergoing treatment away from home
  • Provides coverage for some treatment-related expenses, such as medical supplies, nutritional supplements and medications
  • Helps with the financial cost of dental work required by some patients
  • Addresses the gap in equitable care gap with a specific portion of funds going to Indigenous people facing cancer

To learn more about how you can support priorities in the Fraser region, please contact Kristina Lebed at kristina.lebed@bccancer.bc.ca or 778.288.7715.

Thank You to Our Fraser Region Donors & Partners

Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society

Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society

As part of their commitment to the local community, the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society has generously donated $500,000 to support the second BC Cancer centre in Surrey and bring expanded access to cancer care close to home for Fraser region patients and families.

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Manjit Lit

A group of Fraser region business leaders led by Manjit Lit have come together to raise over $260,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation to support BC Cancer – Surrey’s chemotherapy suite expansion.

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Surrey Board of Trade

Surrey Board of Trade

The Surrey Board of Trade is Surrey's city-building business organization, representing more than 6,000 business contacts and over 60,000 employees. We are proactive in researching and identifying the issues that affect our city, so we know that cancer is Surrey’s #1 health concern, and we are committed to bringing world-class cancer care closer to home for all Surrey residents.

Shelly & Tim Benko

"We are passionate about overall health and wellbeing – whether it be physical, mental or financial health. By donating to develop the new Surrey Hospital and BC Cancer Centre, we hope to be a catalyst and meaningfully contribute to enhance care and research right here in our backyard."

Catherine Perka

Catherine Perka

Grateful for the care she received at BC Cancer — Surrey, Catherine and her husband Dan raised more than $14,000 to help fuel the expansion of Surrey's chemo suite — which will allow for 700 to 900 more chemo infusions a month.

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Dr. Ursula Lee, BC Cancer Surrey

Building a system for everyone

“This campaign is more than an opportunity for the Fraser Region. The funds raised will help build our capacity to treat more patients, support our teams and strengthen our platform for deeper research. Beyond Belief is how we build a sustainable, scalable cancer care system for everyone.”

Dr. Ursula Lee
Executive Director & Medical Oncologist
BC Cancer — Surrey


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