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Lung Cancer

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The Rice family has donated funds to award a prize in memory of Betty Rice who was a lung cancer patient managed by Dr. Karen Gelmon. The annual prize of $1,500.00 is to be awarded to residents in thoracic surgery, radiation oncology or medical oncology or a master's or PhD candidate doing a research project in lung cancer.

Potential recipients should forward appropriate documentation of the lung cancer research project to the Chair of the Lung Tumor Group, Dr. Stephen Lam, by the deadline of February 28, by email ( The selection will be made by April 1 by a committee consisting of Dr. Kevin Rice (Betty Rice’s son) and a multidisciplinary committee.

Updated 6 March 2007 

Patient and Family Counselling Services offers a number of support programs and services to patients and their families.  For more information please contact 604.877.6000, local 2194 
or toll free at 1.800.663.3333 local 2194.  

The Library at 604.675.8001 or toll free: 1.888.675.8001 ext. 8001 is a valuable resource. Check out "Coping with cancer".

The Lung Tumour Group is a multidisciplinary team that includes Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists, Hematologists, Neuro-Oncologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, Pharmacists, nurses and many others from cancer centres and Health Authorities within British Columbia. 


Dr. Barb Melosky Medical Oncology VC

Updated February 14, 2023 

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