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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 winter During 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/practice-good-sun-sense-this-winter2017-02-06T08:00:00Z
BC Cancer Agency scientists among World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds<img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/mm%20sj%20cropped%202.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer Agency scientists among World’s Most Influential Scientific MindsBC Cancer Agency scientists have yet again been listed by Thomson Reuters as among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-agency-scientists-listed-among-world’s-most-influential-scientific-minds2016-12-13T08:00:00Z
It’s officially flu season: help protect our patients<img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/Flu-policy-in-effect-December-1-spotlight.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />It’s officially flu season: help protect our patientshttp://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/it’s-officially-flu-season-help-protect-our-patients2016-12-02T08:00:00Z
Think before you drink this holiday season: Alcohol and cancer risk<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Christmas%20party-alcohol.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Think before you drink this holiday season: Alcohol and cancer risk​It’s that time of year again. Holiday parties abound and with them countless tempting treats – both food and drink. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/think-before-you-drink-this-holiday-season-alcohol-and-cancer-risk2016-11-30T08:00:00Z
New BC Cancer Agency clinical trial tests cutting-edge radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients<img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/ThinkstockPhotos-508544108.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New BC Cancer Agency clinical trial tests cutting-edge radiation therapy for prostate cancer patientsThe BC Cancer Agency is running the first study of Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for prostate cancer in Western Canada, and the first SABR study in the country to include patients with a high-risk form of the disease.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-bc-cancer-agency-clinical-trial-tests-cutting-edge-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-patients2016-11-24T08:00:00Z
New website helps cancer patients and survivors with work-related challenges<a href="https://www.cancerandwork.ca/" target="_blank"><img alt="a screen shot of the cancerandwork.ca homepage " src="/news-site/PublishingImages/cancer%20and%20work%20web.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>New website helps cancer patients and survivors with work-related challengesCancer often affects people in the prime of their careers. While coping with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and navigating treatment is challenging on its own, returning to work with cancer presents a host of other difficulties. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-website-helps-cancer-patients-and-survivors-with-work-related-challenges2016-10-27T07:00:00Z
Can early signs of cancer be detected through a simple blood test?<img alt="Two bioinformaticians looking at computer screen" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/DSC02688.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Can early signs of cancer be detected through a simple blood test?For many types of cancer, early detection means more treatment options and better outcomes. A new BC Cancer Agency clinical study is aimed at determining whether it is possible to detect early signs of cancer through a simple blood test.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/can-early-signs-of-cancer-be-detected-through-a-simple-blood-test2016-10-18T07:00:00Z
2015 Research Report<img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/Research%20Report%202015.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2015 Research ReportIn 2015, a BC Cancer Agency-designed prostate cancer drug entered clinical trials. Our scientists developed a new method for single cell sequencing. Our world-leading Personalized Onco-Genomics program enrolled more than 260 new patients. And much more.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2015-research-report2016-09-14T07:00:00Z
New genetic tests become standard of cancer care in BC<img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/panel%20gene%20test.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New genetic tests become standard of cancer care in BCNew multi-gene analysis panels are now available to oncologists and haematologists across British Columbia as provincial diagnostic tools, meaning a more personalized approach to treatment for thousands of eligible BC cancer patients. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-genetic-tests-become-standard-of-cancer-care-in-bc2016-09-07T07:00:00Z
Three BC Cancer Agency scientists awarded more than $5.7 million<img alt="" src="/news-site/PublishingImages/2016%20CIHR%20FS%20grant%20winners%20-%20SIZED.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Three BC Cancer Agency scientists awarded more than $5.7 million​BC Cancer Agency scientists, Drs. Samuel Aparicio, François Bénard and Christian Steidl have received several impressive grants totaling more than $5.7 million from the federal government.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/three-bc-cancer-agency-scientists-awarded-more-than-$5-7-million2016-09-06T07:00:00Z

 
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