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BC Cancer Summit 2021: Registration is now open<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/2021_Summit.jpg" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer Summit 2021: Registration is now openThe Summit provides education, professional development and relationship building opportunities for oncology professionals from all specialties and disciplines.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-summit-2021-registration-now-open2021-09-13T07:00:00Z
New roles added to provide person-centred support for Indigenous patients<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/IPN%20-%20web%20image_2.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New roles added to provide person-centred support for Indigenous patientsIndigenous Patient Navigators will be based at BC Cancer centres in Vancouver, Kelowna and Prince George to support patients receiving cancer care who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-roles-to-support-indigenous-patients2021-09-02T07:00:00Z
Recent breakthroughs in prostate and ovarian cancer research help to change lives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/P_O%20awareness%20recap.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Recent breakthroughs in prostate and ovarian cancer research help to change livesSeptember is ovarian cancer awareness month and prostate cancer awareness month. Ongoing research into these cancer types are helping to improve patient outcomes every day.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/breakthroughs-in-prostate-and-ovarian-cancer-research2021-09-01T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer pharmacists receive Merit Award for implementation of biosimilar drugs in B.C.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/CAPhO2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer pharmacists receive Merit Award for implementation of biosimilar drugs in B.C.The award was given to them from CAPhO for their accomplishment introducing oncology biosimilars for cancer treatments, a project aimed at improving patient care and outcomes. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-pharmacists-receive-merit-award2021-08-30T07:00:00Z
New study examines ‘Achilles heel’ of cancer tumours, paving the way for new treatment strategies<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/stock%20image%202%20-%20achilles%20heel%20of%20cancer%20tumours.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New study examines ‘Achilles heel’ of cancer tumours, paving the way for new treatment strategiesResearchers have uncovered a weakness in a key enzyme that solid tumour cancer cells rely on to adapt and survive when oxygen levels are low. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/achilles-heel-of-cancer-tumours2021-08-27T07:00:00Z
Year in review: Kelowna PET/CT provides specialized cancer care closer to home for residents in the Interior<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/_DSC4940.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Year in review: Kelowna PET/CT provides specialized cancer care closer to home for residents in the InteriorThe state-of-art PET/CT scanner has been has increased provincial scanning capacity for all British Columbians and completed close to 2,400 scans in its first year.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/year-in-review-kelowna-petct2021-08-19T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer Breast Screening launches online appointment booking<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/mammography%20online%20booking%20image.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer Breast Screening launches online appointment bookingNew online booking capability improves access to screening mammography appointments across the province. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-breast-screening-launches-online-appointment-booking2021-08-17T07:00:00Z
Dr. Poul Sorensen awarded Order of British Columbia<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/poulsorensen.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Poul Sorensen awarded Order of British ColumbiaCongratulations to Dr. Sorensen for receiving the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest form of recognition. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-poul-sorensen-awarded-order-of-bc2021-08-04T07:00:00Z
Clinical trial aims to improve the outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer after surgery<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/DrJonathanLoree.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Clinical trial aims to improve the outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer after surgeryThe trial will assess whether a simple blood test can detect circulating tumour DNA after surgery to better select chemotherapy for patients with stage III colorectal cancer.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/clinical-trial-to-improve-outcomes-after-colorectal-surgery2021-07-29T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer researcher looking into breath and sweat as an early marker for lung cancer<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Lung%20cancer%20research%20-%20breath%20test.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer researcher looking into breath and sweat as an early marker for lung cancerAugust 1 is World Lung Cancer Day. Today, ongoing research into volatile organic compounds (VOC) found in the lungs could be a biomarker for the early detection of lung cancer. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/looking-into-breath-and-sweat-as-early-marker-for-lung-cancer2021-07-29T07:00:00Z

 
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