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Cancer incidence and survival between First Nations and non-First Nations people in BC<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/FNHA%20feather%20image%20-%20680x380.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cancer incidence and survival between First Nations and non-First Nations people in BCThe study was conducted jointly by the BC Cancer Agency and First Nations Health Authority and shows an overall lower incidence, but also indicates lower survival rates, for most cancers for First Nations people in the province.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/study-compares-cancer-incidence-and-survival-between-first-nations-and-non-first-nations-people-in-bcFind out more about cancer and BC First Nations.
Breast cancer survivor thankful for mammogram that changed her life<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Donna%20small.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Breast cancer survivor thankful for mammogram that changed her lifeLike many people, Donna's schedule was busy and getting a mammogram fell off her list. However, at the advice of her doctor, Donna scheduled an appointment and the results changed her life in an instant. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/breast-cancer-survivor-thankful-for-mammogram-that-changed-her-lifeLearn more about Donna's story.

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Breast cancer survivor thankful for mammogram that changed her lifeBreast cancer survivor thankful for mammogram that changed her lifeWhat are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving? For breast cancer survivor, Donna Bell, it’s her mammogram. “I can’t express how important it is without getting emotional,” she says, “because that’s how they found my cancer.”http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/breast-cancer-survivor-thankful-for-mammogram-that-changed-her-life2017-10-02T07:00:00Z
Cancer incidence and survival between First Nations and non-First Nations people in BCCancer incidence and survival between First Nations and non-First Nations people in BChttp://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/study-compares-cancer-incidence-and-survival-between-first-nations-and-non-first-nations-people-in-bc2017-09-21T07:00:00Z
New test can predict treatment outcome for Hodgkin lymphoma patientsNew test can predict treatment outcome for Hodgkin lymphoma patientsThe test, called RHL30, can identify a subset of relapsed patients at highest risk of subsequent treatment failure, providing a foundation for informed clinical decision making.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-test-can-predict-treatment-outcome-for-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients2017-09-14T07:00:00Z
Dr. Stuart Peacock wins two 4-year grants from CIHR as Co-Principal InvestigatorDr. Stuart Peacock wins two 4-year grants from CIHR as Co-Principal InvestigatorSix grants were awarded by CIHR this year as part of its Cancer Partnerships for Health System Improvement for Cancer Control. Dr. Peacock will be a Principal Investigator for two of them.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-stuart-peacock-wins-two-4-year-grants-from-cihr-as-co-principal-investigator2017-09-13T07:00:00Z
Dr. Christian Steidl named a Fellow to the Royal Society of CanadaDr. Christian Steidl named a Fellow to the Royal Society of CanadaThis year's new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 24 at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel in Manitoba.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-christin-steidl-named-a-fellow-to-the-royal-society-of-canada2017-09-12T07:00:00Z

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Early colon cancer screening test for average-risk patients temporarily suspendedEarly colon cancer screening test for average-risk patients temporarily suspendedFecal immunochemical testing, or FIT, part of the early screening process for colon cancer, has been suspended temporarily for BC residents to ensure tests meet performance standards.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/early-average-risk-colon-cancer-screening-test-temporarily-suspended2017-10-03T07:00:00Z
Unique study compares cancer incidence and survival between First Nations and non-First Nations people in BCUnique study compares cancer incidence and survival between First Nations and non-First Nations people in BCThe first study ever to compare cancer development and survival between First Nations and non-First Nations people in BC shows an overall lower incidence of the disease for First Nations people, but also indicates lower survival rates for most cancers. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/unique-study-compares-cancer-incidence-and-survival-between-first-nations-and-non-first-nations-people-in-bc2017-09-21T07:00:00Z
BC scientists uncover new subtypes of ovarian cancer with new potential treatment strategiesBC scientists uncover new subtypes of ovarian cancer with new potential treatment strategiesVancouver – BC Cancer Agency scientists have uncovered seven new subtypes of ovarian cancer, which could result in new treatment strategies for some ovarian cancer patients including those that do not respond well to chemotherapy.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/bc-scientists-uncover-new-subtypes-of-ovarian-cancer-with-new-potential-treatment-strategies2017-05-16T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer Agency improving services and patient-centered care for Fraser ValleyBC Cancer Agency improving services and patient-centered care for Fraser ValleySurrey – BC Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre is expanding with a new chemotherapy unit with more research space and enhanced patient-focused services to improve cancer care for patients and families in the Fraser Valley region.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/bc-cancer-agency-improving-services-and-patient-centered-care-for-fraser-valley2017-03-27T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer Agency unveils new Indigenous art at six cancer centres across BCBC Cancer Agency unveils new Indigenous art at six cancer centres across BCVancouver – BC Cancer Agency is unveiling new Indigenous artwork at its six Centres around the province, creating a safe, welcoming cultural space for Indigenous patients and reflecting the traditional territories on which the Centres sit.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/bc-cancer-agency-unveils-new-indigenous-art-at-six-cancer-centres-across-bc2017-02-28T08:00:00Z

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