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Beyond Belief Interior Region

B.C.’s interior is fast becoming a centre for cancer care innovation. Already a leader in clinical trials and advancement, we’re going even further.

We have the experts and the opportunity to turn hope into reality. It starts right here, with all of us.

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Current Priorities


New BC Cancer Centre in Kamloops

Development of a new BC Cancer centre is underway in Kamloops, expanding access to cancer care in the Interior. The BC Cancer Foundation will be fundraising to bring state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge clinical trials to the new Centre.

The new BC Cancer centre in Kamloops will:

  • Include radiation therapy, an MRI suite, a CT simulator, exam rooms and out-patient ambulatory care
  • Complete 14,000 radiation treatment visits per year, diverting local patients from needing to travel to Kelowna to access care
  • Bring life-saving care and research closer to home for patients in Kamloops and the surrounding communities
Breast Cancer Research

Increase Breast Cancer Research

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for B.C. women. Opportunities to improve breast cancer diagnosis and advance research are greater than ever before. Through BC Cancer’s life-giving research in Breast Cancer, thousands of women have restored health and better outcomes.

Program Highlights:

  • advance B-PRECISE – B.C’s most comprehensive study of the evolution of breast cancer over time and treatment efficacy
  • expand on the number of breast cancer clinical trials available for women in the Interior
  • create effective, lasting breast cancer solutions
  • increase long-term survivorship for the most severe types of breast cancer – including Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Patient Comfort

Support the Patient Relief Fund

Help Interior patients receive the care they need with financial, travel, and resource support, regardless of where they call home. The Patient Relief Fund is essential to removing 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;
  • Provide 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; and
  • Addresses the gap in equitable care with a specific portion of funds going to Indigenous people facing cancer

To learn more about how you can support priorities in the Interior, please contact Pardeep Khrod at pardeep.khrod@bccancer.bc.ca.

Thank You to Our Donors

Chad Bannister and family

Bannister Family Donates $1.5 Million to Transform Cancer Care

“With three generations of our family in the Okanagan, we value having world-class cancer care close to home and are proud to help ensure it remains available for future generations” - Chad & Lyn Bannister on behalf of the family.

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Wade Redden with Family

Danica and Wade Redden Donate $100,000 to BC Cancer – Kelowna

“We’re truly grateful for the care our loved ones have received. That’s why we’re proud to support the Foundation and hope the community will join us in bringing this important project to life.” – Danica Redden

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Kelowna Auto Dealers Association donates to BC Cancer Foundation

Kelowna Auto Dealers Raise $230,000 for BC Cancer – Kelowna

Over a 60 day-long campaign, the Kelowna Auto Dealers Association raised $230,000 in support of enhancing cancer care in the Interior – exceeding their goal of $200,000 thanks to tremendous support from the local community.

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Steve and Marian McKay and Family

Steve and Marian McKay

"In loving memory of our dear friend Nicholas Witzke, who fought a courageous battle against cancer, we are honored to support the BC Cancer Foundation. Their tireless efforts in cancer research and compassionate care bring hope and healing to countless lives. We are proud to donate, knowing our contribution may help those affected by this devastating illness" – Steve and Marian McKay and Family.

Kelowna Toyota, a supporter of BC Cancer Foundation

Kelowna Toyota

“After having the opportunity to visit the BC cancer center in Kelowna it became an easy decision for Kelowna Toyota to support the BC Cancer Kelowna’s expansion of the new Systemic Therapy Suite. Everyone is impacted by this disease and to be able to help improve treatment in our community is an honour.” - Jamie Kaban, General Manager, Kelowna Toyota

Dr. Ross Halperin

Meeting the Needs of all British Columbians

“The interior health region is a geographical area larger than the United Kingdom. This is our chance to make sure the best in research and treatments reach the people who call this area home.”

Dr. Ross Halperin
Medical Director
BC Cancer — Kelowna