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Who we are

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Who we are

BC Cancer – Kelowna (Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre) provides a comprehensive cancer control program, for people who live in British Columbia, in partnership with Interior Health.

BC Cancer – Kelowna is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan People.

Supporting four satellite and six community sites, serving a regional population of 750,000, bringing care closer to home for many.Supporting four Satellite and seven community sites, serving a

Provincial leaders in high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for breast, prostate and gynecological cancers.

Second in the province for clinical trials accruals.

Home to one of BC Cancer’s four PET/CT scanners, and Varian Ethos machine with adaptive radiotherapy.

What we bring

Work with BC Cancer – Kelowna and have access to leading-edge technology and research in specialty treatments and services including:

Kelowna is the first Canadian site to install and treat patients with a Ethos treatment machine. This state of the art machine enables the development of adaptive radiotherapy in B.C.

Specialized roles for radiation therapists in clinical trials, patient navigation and triage, allowing radiation therapists to work in an expanded team based care structure.‎


The only cancer centre in B.C. to offer interstitial brachytherapy for gynecological cancers and high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR BT) for breast and prostate cancer.

B.C.’s only Research Chair in brachytherapy supports a new era of excellence in cancer research.‎

A participant in the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network’s Canadian Remote Access Framework for Clinical Trials (CRAFT) to bring clinical trials close to home.‎

Featured career paths:

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“As a new grad who moved across the country to pursue this career and learn new treatment techniques, BC Cancer was a great place to start my career…I love being in the mountains! There are incredible lakes, hikes, and four definable seasons. Kelowna is definitely great for those with an outdoor lifestyle.”

– Tierannai Lewis, radiation therapist, BC Cancer - Kelowna

Work & live here


Work & live here

Kelowna is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in Canada, offering a waterfront community with immediate access to lakes and mountains in a small-city environment. Known for winter snow sports as much as summer pastimes, the area is brimming with wineries and tourism all year long.

  • Beautiful summers are the perfect setting for Okanagan orchards, wineries, 16 golf courses, and over 200 parks full of walking trails
  • Mild winters bring powdery snow and excellent downhill skiing, as well as other winter sports
  • Kelowna is located on either side of Okanagan Lake, which is a 135km freshwater lake in the centre of the city. In the summer, visit the lake for boating, parasailing, paddleboarding, and fishing
  • Access to excellent post-secondary institutions, such as the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia, Okanagan College / Okanagan College School of Business

Location information

BC Cancer – Kelowna  (Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre)
399 Royal Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 (map)

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