BC Cancer – Surrey is one of six regional cancer centres.
Serving Surrey and the central Fraser Valley region, patients at BC Cancer – Surrey have access to assessment and diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials and a robust patient and family counselling program.
Over the next decade the Fraser Health region will see the most significant increase in cancer diagnoses in the province with a 35% increase in patients by 2031.
The Dukh Nivaran Pharmacy at BC Cancer – Surrey was officially unveiled in January 2021 and will support the growing number of cancer patients in Surrey and surrounding cities.
This expanded, state-of-the-art on-site pharmacy, where life-saving chemotherapy treatments are prepared, will help save more lives throughout the entire Fraser Health region.
Dr. Dirk van Niekerk, medical director, Cervical Screening Program, BC Cancer, is leading a study using an online platform for self-collection HPV testing, with an aim to improve cervical cancer screening rates specifically in the Fraser Region.
Despite the success of B.C.’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.