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What's New               Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Website upgrade coming for the BC Cancer Agency

The BC Cancer Agency will launch an updated website with a new design in March. It will be easier to read and navigate so our patients and families, colleagues, donors and partners can access the information they are looking for. This new website is also mobile-friendly, meaning that it’s easily viewed from smartphones and tablets – great news for our very mobile world! More...
Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency part of global initiative to understand the human “epigenome”

Research from the BC Cancer Agency is featured today in the prestigious journal Nature as part of a special issue highlighting 20 papers that are the outcome of a seven year project mapping the epigenome.

The project called, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap Epigenomics Program, provides a core set of data, methodology and infrastructure for studying the role of the epigenome in human health and disease. The original goal was to map 25 normal reference epigenomes, but new technology allowed the team to produce 111 highly detailed maps on how the epigenome varies and operates in different settings. More...
BC Cancer Agency researcher—inspired by her own family cancer experience—leads study to help those at risk of deadly hereditary stomach cancer

BC Cancer Agency researchers publish important, life-saving findings in the inaugural JAMA Oncology that will immediately impact the care for families around the world at risk of developing a deadly hereditary gastric cancer.

The study, supported by the BC Cancer Foundation and led by co-authors Samantha Hansford and Pardeep Kaurah, provides the first accurate risk estimates for individuals who carry CDH1 mutations through detailed analysis of 75 families with a strong family history of gastric cancer. More...


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