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Oncology Nursing Day: supporting, encouraging, and improving the quality of life for those living with cancer<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/oncology%20nursing%20day.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Oncology Nursing Day: supporting, encouraging, and improving the quality of life for those living with cancerApril 6 is Oncology Nursing Day – a day to recognize the work of oncology nurses and the impact they make to our patients and their families each and every day. Oncology nurses are on the front lines of cancer treatment, care, education and research.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/oncology-nursing-day-improving-the-quality-of-life-for-those-living-with-cancer2021-04-06T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer - Victoria celebrates 20 years supporting Island patients at their site<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/group%20photo%20outside%20centre.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer - Victoria celebrates 20 years supporting Island patients at their siteVictoria is the second largest cancer centre in the province and a leader in digital health and immunotherapy. Despite its growth, staff continue to provide dedicated, personalized patient care and make a positive impact in the community. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-victoria-celebrates-20-years2021-03-30T07:00:00Z
New research reveals link between colon cancer and a protein used in healthy functioning<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Colon%20cancer%20research.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New research reveals link between colon cancer and a protein used in healthy functioningThe protein, called NPM1, is involved in many important functions in a healthy body, but may also contribute to colon cancer growth and treatment resistance.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-research-reveals-link-between-colon-cancer-and-protein-used-in-healthy-functioning2021-03-23T07:00:00Z
Social Work Week in B.C. highlights the importance of this work in cancer care<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Man%20with%20mask%20comforted.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Social Work Week in B.C. highlights the importance of this work in cancer careMarch 14 – 20 is Social Work Week in B.C. At BC Cancer, counsellors provide emotional and practical support to patients and their loved ones, a particularly critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/social-work-week-in-b-c-highlights-the-importance-of-this-work-in-cancer-care2021-03-15T07:00:00Z
Year in review: how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted cancer care in B.C.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Heather%20Findlay.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Year in review: how the COVID-19 pandemic shifted cancer care in B.C.On March 11, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The declaration propelled BC Cancer into a period of rapid change to respond to the virus and keep patients and staff safe.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/year-in-review-how-the-covid19-pandemic-shifted-cancer-care-in-bc2021-03-11T08:00:00Z
Cancer care during a global pandemic: recognizing Dr. Elaine Wai and Dr. Helen Anderson on International Women's Day<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/elaine_helen_IWD.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cancer care during a global pandemic: recognizing Dr. Elaine Wai and Dr. Helen Anderson on International Women's DayCancer care does not stop in the face of a global pandemic. Extraordinary circumstances have caused a pivot in operations. Within our provincial team, two female leaders, Drs. Wai and Anderson have been at the forefront of some of these adaptations. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/cancer-care-during-a-global-pandemic-recognizing-dr-elaine-wai-and-dr-helen-anderson-on-international-womens-day2021-03-08T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer researchers and clinicians receive Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research awards to advance projects in knowledge translation<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/MSFHR%20award%20-%20star%20image.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer researchers and clinicians receive Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research awards to advance projects in knowledge translationMSFHR's Reach and Convening and Collaboration (C2) awards are designed to facilitate the uptake of health research evidence to inform and/or improve further research, practice and policy-making and be more relevant to users. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-researchers-receive-michael-smith-foundation-awards-in-knowledge-translation2021-03-04T08:00:00Z
Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection is key<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/BC_Cancer_ColonCancerAwareness_Banner_820x312.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection is keyWhen colon cancer is detected at its earliest stage, the chance of survival is more than 90 per cent.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/colon-cancer-awareness-month-early-detection-is-key2021-03-01T08:00:00Z
Celebrating Sixty-Five Years of Cervix Screening in B.C.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/65yearscervix.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Celebrating Sixty-Five Years of Cervix Screening in B.C.The world’s first organized, population-based cancer screening program was launched by BC Cancer in the mid-1950s and has saved more than 11,000 lives thanks to early detection.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/celebrating-sixty-five-years-of-cervix-screening-in-bc2021-02-16T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer launches animated promotional video addressing screening mammography barriers<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Mammography%20video%20still.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer launches animated promotional video addressing screening mammography barriersMammography is available for women 40 and older and can detect breast cancer before symptoms appear. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-launches-animated-promotional-video-addressing-screening-mammography-barriers2021-02-10T08:00:00Z

 
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