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Five BC Cancer investigators receive MSFHR awards<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/MSFHR%20award%20(BCC).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Five BC Cancer investigators receive MSFHR awardsThe Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has announced the award recipients of the 2020 Innovation to Commercialization Program and Health Professional-Investigator Program.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/five-bc-cancer-investigators-receive-msfhr-awards2021-01-26T08:00:00Z
Metabolic discovery may lead to new ways to treat ovarian cancer<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Lum_UVicLab(resized).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Metabolic discovery may lead to new ways to treat ovarian cancerBC Cancer researchers have now discovered a key finding that will help them use gene-engineering technology to harness the body’s immune system to fight ovarian cancer, a disease that will be diagnosed in approximately 385 British Columbians this year.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/metabolic-discovery-may-lead-to-new-ways-to-treat-ovarian-cancer2021-01-21T08:00:00Z
Toss the tobacco: why it’s more important now than ever to quit smoking for good<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/NNSW%20pic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Toss the tobacco: why it’s more important now than ever to quit smoking for goodLung cancer is B.C.’s deadliest cancer and most cases could be prevented. At a time when good respiratory health is so important, the evidence is clear that tobacco, smokeless tobacco products and second-hand smoke have dangerous health effects. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/toss-the-tobacco-why-it’s-more-important-now-than-ever-to-quit-smoking-for-good2021-01-17T08:00:00Z
Liquid biopsy biomarker could revolutionize bladder cancer diagnostics and treatment<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/UCandctDNA.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Liquid biopsy biomarker could revolutionize bladder cancer diagnostics and treatmentResearchers have developed a potential tumour DNA diagnostic test to better inform decision-making for bladder cancer treatment.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/liquid-biopsy-biomarker-could-revolutionize-bladder-cancer-diagnostics-and-treatment2021-01-13T08:00:00Z
Blood test to reveal whether select prostate cancer patients will respond well to treatment<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/blood%20sample%20(man).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Blood test to reveal whether select prostate cancer patients will respond well to treatmentThe test may also reveal genetic details identifying cancer risk for patient’s children. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/blood-test-to-reveal-whether-select-prostate-cancer-patients-will-respond-well-to-treatment2021-01-07T08:00:00Z
Together as one: BC Cancer CASCADE Team combines innovation and collaboration to enhance patient care<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/bc_cancer_cascade_team.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Together as one: BC Cancer CASCADE Team combines innovation and collaboration to enhance patient careThe BC Cancer CASCADE Team was recently recognized with a BC Cancer Excellence Award in the category of Teamwork & Collaboration for their collaborative approach to enhancing patient care. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-excellence-award-cascade-team2020-12-17T08:00:00Z
Cervix Screening initiates reminder notices to patients and improves access to cervical cancer screening follow-up<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Cervix%20Screening%20Letter.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cervix Screening initiates reminder notices to patients and improves access to cervical cancer screening follow-upBC Cancer Cervix Screening has introduced new program updates that will improve access to cervical cancer screening follow-up, and empower patients to take an active role in protecting their health.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/cervix-screening-initiates-reminder-notices-to-patients-and-improves-access-to-cervical-cancer-screening-follow-up2020-12-11T08:00:00Z
Cancer care goes virtual in first of its kind project<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Remote%20Patient%20Monitoring%20image.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cancer care goes virtual in first of its kind projectThis project is the first in a series of virtual initiatives that will allow BC Cancer staff to monitor patients recovering from chemotherapy and radiation therapy at home. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/cancer-care-goes-virtual-in-first-of-its-kind-project2020-12-10T08:00:00Z
Food for thought: Dr. Rachel Murphy dissects diet and disease<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Dr.%20Murphy%202019%20RR.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Food for thought: Dr. Rachel Murphy dissects diet and diseaseFirst included in the 2019 BC Cancer Research Report, Dr. Murphy shares her work on nutrition and diet for cancer prevention. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/food-for-thought-dr-rachel-murphy-dissects-diet-and-disease2020-12-09T08:00:00Z
A hero in advancing virtual care for patients<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/annie_liu_excellence_award.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A hero in advancing virtual care for patientsAnnie Liu, program secretary at BC Cancer - Victoria, has dedicated countless hours in educating patients on how to use the virtual health systems.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/a-hero-in-advancing-virtual-care-for-patients2020-12-03T08:00:00Z

 
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