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Early colon cancer screening test for average-risk patients resumes today<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/FIT2.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Early colon cancer screening test for average-risk patients resumes todayFecal immunochemical testing, or FIT, part of the early screening process for colon cancer, has resumed following a temporary suspension. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/screening/colon/get-screened/what-is-the-fitLearn more about FIT.
Historic Indigenous cancer strategy and partnership launched in British Columbia <img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/IMG_0670.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Historic Indigenous cancer strategy and partnership launched in British Columbia A new and powerful partnership between Indigenous groups and health care providers has resulted in a historic strategy to address the unique cancer-related challenges facing Indigenous communities in British Columbia.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/historic-indigenous-cancer-strategy-and-partnership-launched-in-british-columbiaLearn more about the Indigenous Cancer Strategy.
Beluga genome sequenced for the first time at BC Cancer Genome Sciences Centre<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/Qila.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Beluga genome sequenced for the first time at BC Cancer Genome Sciences CentreHeartbreaking loss has led to a leap in progress for beluga whale conservation science: the beluga genome has been sequenced for the first time.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/beluga-genome-sequenced-for-the-first-time-at-bc-cancer-genome-sciences-centreRead about the sequencing of the beluga genome.

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Historic Indigenous cancer strategy and partnership launched in British ColumbiaHistoric Indigenous cancer strategy and partnership launched in British ColumbiaA new and powerful partnership between Indigenous groups and health care providers has resulted in a historic strategy to address the unique cancer-related challenges facing Indigenous communities in British Columbia.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/historic-indigenous-cancer-strategy-and-partnership-launched-in-british-columbia2017-12-12T08:00:00Z
Beluga genome sequenced for the first time at BC Cancer Genome Sciences CentreBeluga genome sequenced for the first time at BC Cancer Genome Sciences Centre​ ​Heartbreaking loss has led to a leap in progress for beluga whale conservation science: the beluga genome has been sequenced for the first time.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/beluga-genome-sequenced-for-the-first-time-at-bc-cancer-genome-sciences-centre2017-12-11T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer researchers listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific MindsBC Cancer researchers listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific MindsOnce again, BC Cancer scientists have been listed among the most highly cited researchers in the fields of Clinical Medicine and Molecular Biology and Genetics. Dr. Karen Gelmon discusses her research in Clinical Medicine at BC Cancer.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer’s-dr-karen-gelmon-listed-among-the-world’s-most-influential-scientific-minds2017-12-07T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer and Foundation strengthen partnership to break down cancerBC Cancer and Foundation strengthen partnership to break down cancerThe BC Cancer Agency, in partnership with the BC Cancer Foundation, has announced a bold new identity.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-and-foundation-strengthen-partnership-to-break-down-cancer2017-11-14T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer VP of Research Receives Nuclear Medicine AwardBC Cancer VP of Research Receives Nuclear Medicine Award​The Western Region Society of Nuclear Medicine (WRSNM) has honored Dr. François Bénard from the BC Cancer Agency with the presentation of its Distinguished Scientist Award.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-vp-of-research-receives-nuclear-medicine-award2017-11-09T08:00:00Z

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Early colon cancer screening test for average-risk patients resumesEarly colon cancer screening test for average-risk patients resumesVancouver — Fecal immunochemical testing, or FIT, part of the early screening process for colon cancer, resumes following a temporary suspension.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/early-colon-cancer-screening-test-for-average-risk-patients-resumes2017-12-14T08:00:00Z
Strategy for improving Indigenous cancer health outcomes launched in BCStrategy for improving Indigenous cancer health outcomes launched in BCSquamish Nation Territory / North Vancouver — A new strategy to improve cancer care and supports for Indigenous peoples across British Columbia was announced today. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/strategy-for-improving-indigenous-cancer-health-outcomes-launched-in-bc2017-12-12T08:00:00Z
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

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