"For the first time, our institutions have identified critical areas of mutual interest and potential synergies to drive better outcomes for patients. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center looks forward to working with the BC Cancer Agency to expand clinical trials, collaborate on public health research, apply genomic information more effectively, and advance stem cell treatments and immunotherapy. This partnership will help the Hutch and the BC Cancer Agency continue to advance immunotherapy as a powerful, lifesaving treatment for cancer and alter dramatically the prospects that come with so many cancer diagnoses. Cancer knows no boundaries or borders, and neither do we."
The BC Cancer Agency
, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of oncology services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. For more information, visit www.bccancer.ca
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Fred Hutch's clinical care partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
, brings together leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and UW Medicine whose sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for patients. For more information visit fredhutch.org
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.The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. For more information, visit www.phsa.ca
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