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The BC Cancer Agency covers the entire spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

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Think before you drink this holiday season: Alcohol and cancer risk<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Christmas%20party-alcohol.jpg" width="354" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Think before you drink this holiday season: Alcohol and cancer riskMany people will indulge in alcoholic beverages in the coming weeks; however, some of them may not be aware of the link between drinking alcohol and an increased risk of cancer. Even sustained light drinking can increase your risk of cancer. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/think-before-you-drink-this-holiday-season-alcohol-and-cancer-riskLearn more
It’s officially flu season: help protect our patients<a href="/about/news-stories/stories/it’s-officially-flu-season-help-protect-our-patients"><img alt="Learn more about protecting patients from the flu. " src="/news-site/PublishingImages/Flu-policy-in-effect-December-1-spotlight.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>It’s officially flu season: help protect our patientsTo protect our vulnerable patients, residents and clients from this serious and potentially deadly illness, all staff, volunteers and visitors to the BC Cancer Agency patient care areas must have had a flu shot or wear a mask during flu season.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/it%E2%80%99s-officially-flu-season-help-protect-our-patientsLearn more about protecting vulnerable people from the flu.

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BC scientists play major role in international effort to map the human epigenomeBC scientists play major role in international effort to map the human epigenomeVancouver – BC scientists and their colleagues from across the globe have made a major leap forward in understanding how the human body’s trillions of cells develop from a single genetic template, and how those genes interact with the environment. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2016/bc-scientists-play-major-role-in-international-effort-to-map-the-human-epigenome2016-11-17T08:00:00Z
New study aims to find cancer in healthy volunteers with a simple blood testNew study aims to find cancer in healthy volunteers with a simple blood testVancouver – A new pilot study launched at the BC Cancer Agency aims to use state-of-art screening technology to determine whether it is possible to detect early signs of cancer in healthy volunteers with the use of a simple blood test. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2016/new-study-aims-to-find-cancer-in-healthy-volunteers-with-a-simple-blood-test2016-10-18T07:00:00Z
Cross-border cancer research partnership formed Cross-border cancer research partnership formed Vancouver – The BC Cancer Agency, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have formed a new partnership to enhance cancer research. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2016/cross-border-cancer-research-partnership-formed2016-09-22T07:00:00Z
New genetic tests become standard of cancer care in BCNew genetic tests become standard of cancer care in BCVancouver – New multi-gene analysis panels are now available to oncologists and haematologists across British Columbia as provincial diagnostic tools, meaning a more personalized approach to treatment for thousands of eligible cancer patients.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2016/new-genetic-tests-become-standard-of-cancer-care-in-bc2016-09-07T07:00:00Z
British Columbia adopts new cervical cancer screening policyBritish Columbia adopts new cervical cancer screening policyVancouver – British Columbia is updating its cervical cancer screening policy, recommending women between the ages of 25 to 69 get tested every three years.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2016/british-columbia-adopts-new-cervical-cancer-screening-policy2016-06-21T07:00:00Z

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