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A patient or family partner is someone who has experience with cancer care as a patient, caregiver, family member or supporter. Our patient and family partners contribute to people-centred care by sharing their experiences in projects and on committees. 

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Have you had a vertebroplasty before? Physicians at BC Cancer are creating a patient education handout to provide information on the palliative procedure called vertebroplasty. Some people with certain types of cancer may experience a collapsed bone in the spine. This is called a vertebral compression fracture. One of the treatment options for a vertebral compression is called a vertebroplasty. This involves bone cement being injected through a needle into the fractured bone.

As a patient partner on this engagement, you will provide your feedback on the draft handout that has been developed.

Level of Engagement

Involve: Partners are involved throughout the engagement to provide feedback. 


  • You have undergone a vertebroplasty

Location: Email and virtual

Date: February 19-29

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Closing Date: Monday, February 26

Background & Purpose

Have you used the Genitourinary Cancer Biobank before? And, do you have prostate cancer experience?

The Genitourinary Cancer Biobank at BC Cancer is interested in developing communication strategies to share information with prostate cancer patients on the Biobank's research activities and learnings.

As a patient partner in this project you will:

  • Give your feedback on communication strategies you think would be interesting or helpful to patients

Level of Engagement

Consult: Partners provide feedback ad-hoc. 


  • You are a current or past patient who has used the Genitourinary Cancer Biobank; and,
  • You have prostate cancer experience


Virtual or in-person in Vancouver 


February to March, 2024

Time Commitment

1 hour

Closing Date: Monday, February 12


Background & Purpose

BC Cancer Vancouver Centre wants to learn more about how to improve wayfinding and navigation at their site.

As a patient or family partner, you will complete a short survey. The survey is anonymous and completion of the survey is voluntary.

Level of Engagement

Consult: Partners provide feedback ad-hoc. 


  • You are a patient or family partner
  • You have received care from BC Cancer Vancouver Centre

Location: Online survey 

Date: Survey will remain open until April 15, 2024

Time Commitment: 10 minutes

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