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A new combination therapy shows promise for treatment-resistant blood cancers<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/Jiang%20team.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A new combination therapy shows promise for treatment-resistant blood cancersA BC Cancer research group led by Dr. Xiaoyan Jiang has recently uncovered a new therapeutic target for drug-resistant blood cancers, in blood cancer stem cells from chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-new-combination-therapy-shows-promise-for-treatment-resistant-blood-cancers2018-04-06T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer - Kelowna celebrates 20 years<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Scan08-03-31%201333.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer - Kelowna celebrates 20 yearsOn April 3, 1998, BC Cancer’s fourth treatment centre opened in Kelowna. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-kelowna-celebrates-20-years2018-04-03T07:00:00Z
Dr. Joseph Connors retires from clinical practice after 37 years at BC Cancer<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/connors.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Joseph Connors retires from clinical practice after 37 years at BC CancerAn award-winning lymphoid cancer clinician scientist, best known for his research and treatment of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-joseph-connors-retires-from-clinical-practice-after-37-years-at-bc-cancer2018-03-29T07:00:00Z
Moving on up – new exercise resources for cancer patientsMoving on up – new exercise resources for cancer patientsFor patients with cancer – from those recently diagnosed to post-treatment – regular exercise is recommended.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/moving-on-up-–-new-exercise-resources-for-cancer-patients2018-03-14T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer’s Dr. David Huntsman named 2018 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize recipient<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/david-huntsman.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer’s Dr. David Huntsman named 2018 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize recipientThis award is given by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) to a British Columbia clinician scientist whose research has had a significant impact on advancing research, improving health and the health care system.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer’s-dr-david-huntsman-named-2018-aubrey-j-tingle-prize-recipient2018-03-01T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer scientists win 4 of 7 Canadian Cancer Society Research Impact grants<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/CCSRI%20team5.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer scientists win 4 of 7 Canadian Cancer Society Research Impact grants​Canadian Cancer Society Research Impact (CCSRI) Grants are designed to accelerate knowledge from science into outcomes for patients, including improved cancer treatments and reduced cancer burden.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-scientists-win-4-of-7-canadian-cancer-society-research-impact-grants2018-02-26T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer Breast Screening: screening mammography services in BC to be provided under new program name<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/screeningbc_breast.png?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer Breast Screening: screening mammography services in BC to be provided under new program nameThe Screening Mammography Program – BC Cancer’s population-based screening program for breast screening in BC – is changing its program name today to BC Cancer Breast Screening.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-breast-screening-new-program-name2018-02-20T08:00:00Z
World Cancer Day – BC CAN move the dial on cancer<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/WCD2018_Brandmark_FA_Darkblue-Lightblue.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />World Cancer Day – BC CAN move the dial on cancerThis Sunday, February 4 is World Cancer Day, a global event to unite the world’s population in the fight against cancer. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/world-cancer-day-–-bc-can-move-the-dial-on-cancer2018-02-02T08:00:00Z
Cancer and smoking: why quitting may be the best treatment option<img alt="" src="/events-public-site/PublishingImages/smoke%20lungs.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cancer and smoking: why quitting may be the best treatment optionFor National Non-Smoking Week, Dr. Renelle Myers, Thoracic Interventional Respirologist at BC Cancer, discusses her work on smoking cessation and why quitting is so important, even after a cancer diagnosis.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/cancer-and-smoking-why-quitting-may-be-the-best-treatment-option2018-01-25T08:00:00Z
Practice good sun sense this winter<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Skin%20cancer%20story%20image.jpg" width="923" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Practice good sun sense this winterDuring the long dark days of winter, the urge to get outside when the sun comes out can be irresistible in beautiful British Columbia. Just make sure to continue practicing good sun safety.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/practice-good-sun-sense-this-winter2018-01-08T08:00:00Z

 
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