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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
Scientists obtain real-time look at how cancers evolve<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Nature%20paper%20-%20real%20time%20evolution%20(image).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Scientists obtain real-time look at how cancers evolveA new study shows it may be possible for researchers to predict how breast cancer tumours will evolve over time, including whether or not they will be able to resist future treatment. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/scientists-obtain-real-time-look-at-how-cancers-evolve2021-06-25T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer researcher brings science fiction into science<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/project%20discovery.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer researcher brings science fiction into scienceDr. Ryan Brinkman is leveraging online gamers to help teach artificial intelligence how to identify diseases, like COVID-19 and cancer, in blood samples.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-researcher-brings-science-fiction-into-science2021-07-20T07:00:00Z
Dr. Charlotte Yong-Hing advocates for improved diversity in radiology in B.C. and beyond<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Charlotte%20Yong-Hing%20YWCA%20framed.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dr. Charlotte Yong-Hing advocates for improved diversity in radiology in B.C. and beyondBC Cancer – Vancouver’s medical director of breast imaging is passionate about radiology, diversity and advancing women in the industry.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/dr-charlotte-yong-hing-advocates-for-improved-diversity-in-radiology2021-04-22T07:00:00Z
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
New prostate cancer treatment improves survival rate in men with advanced diseaseNew prostate cancer treatment improves survival rate in men with advanced diseasehttp://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-prostate-cancer-treatment-improves-survival-rate-in-men-with-advanced-disease2021-07-21T07:00:00Z
BC Cancer launches at-home cervical screening pilot project<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/cervix_screening_pilot1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Cancer launches at-home cervical screening pilot projectBC Cancer is launching an at-home cervix screening pilot to improve access to screening and help prevent cervical cancer.http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-cancer-launches-at-home-cervical-screening-pilot-project2021-12-22T08:00:00Z
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
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
Oral cancer prevention: How to reduce your risk<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/SA%20woman%20-%20oral%20cancer%20screen.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Oral cancer prevention: How to reduce your riskThis year approximately 865 people in B.C. will be diagnosed with an oral cancer – a disease that can be prevented and caught early if screened for by a dental professional. http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/oral-cancer-prevention-how-to-reduce-your-risk2021-04-29T07:00:00Z


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