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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
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
BC Cancer Agency researchers to be part of Cancer Research UK’s Grand ChallengeBC Cancer Agency researchers to be part of Cancer Research UK’s Grand ChallengeVancouver — BC Cancer Agency researcher, Dr. Sam Aparicio, has been announced as a member of one of the first global research teams to be recipients of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/bc-cancer-agency-researchers-to-be-part-of-cancer-research-uk’s-grand-challenge2017-02-09T08:00:00Z
Innovative pilot project launched to accelerate precision medicine in CanadaInnovative pilot project launched to accelerate precision medicine in CanadaToronto — In a national first, the Terry Fox Research Institute and two leading cancer centres—Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver—are launching a pilot project to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/news/2016/the-terry-fox-research-institute-princess-margaret-cancer-centre-and-bc-cancer-agency-launch-innovative-pilot-project-to-a2017-02-02T08:00:00Z
BC scientists play major role in international effort to map the human epigenomeBC scientists play major role in international effort to map the human epigenomehttp://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

 

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