BC Cancer – Prince George is one of six regional cancer centres.
Patients have access to radiation therapy, systemic therapy and a full range of supportive services reducing the amount of travel that patients and families have to undertake when facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
BC Cancer – Prince George:
BC Cancer – Prince George has emerged as a leader in radiation therapy. The centre has a highly skilled team of radiation oncologists, technicians and support staff who deliver world-class treatment to patients and conduct innovative research under the leadership of radiation oncologist Dr. Robert Olson.
However, while standard external radiation treatment is being delivered, there has been mounting evidence over the last decade that Precision Radiation Treatment can lead to better outcomes for some patients. We are on the cusp of a revolution in radiation therapy and need to ensure that BC Cancer – Prince George plays a key role in leading this shift.
Research plays an essential role in expanding and validating our knowledge of cancer treatment, which leads to direct improvements in clinical care. Emerging evidence suggests that precision radiation therapy has significant potential to save lives of people affected by cancer.
Radiation equipment and technology at the centre must be upgraded to deliver the most cutting-edge radiation techniques to patients. Equipment upgrades will improve day-to-day operations and patient experience and will maximize participation in precision radiation clinical trials in Prince George.
Enabling investigators and staff to be part of cutting-edge clinical trials supports the recruitment and retention of oncologists, fellows and graduate students. Establishing the centre as a hub of innovation in cancer treatment and care and providing dedicated support for research will elevate the centre and make it a destination for experts to hone their skills, lead by example and collaborate with centres around the world.
“There is incredible opportunity in the field of radiotherapy and how emerging research is changing the course of cancer treatment as we know it.” –Dr. Robert Olson, radiation oncologist, BC Cancer – Prince George
There is an opportunity now to propel Prince George to the forefront of radiation oncology to save and improve lives in the immediate future, and help ensure the sustainability of the centre itself by establishing it as a hub of excellence in clinical care and research.
With a cancer diagnosis, many patients are not only faced with health challenges, but often financial burdens as well.
The Patient Comfort Fund at BC Cancer – Prince George helps offset financial burdens incurred by patients and families. Generous support from donors helps fund critical gift cards that are given to patients to cover the costs of basic items that will help lessen their financial challenges.
Our supporters at the Brink Group of Companies have generously produced the following video to help share the incredible work being done in support of the Patient Comfort Fund at BC Cancer – Prince George: