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Surgery Network

The BC Cancer Surgery Network exists to promote and advance quality cancer surgery throughout the province.

The BC Cancer Surgery Network includes all providers of surgical oncology services from surgeons in remote areas to sub-specialists. 

The BC Cancer Surgery Network's vision is that all cancer surgery patients in BC experience the best possible outcomes. This is made possible through the four committees that make up the network.

The BC Cancer Surgery Network has 12 surgical tumour groups, whose purpose is to advise BC Cancer Surgery Network and the BC Cancer Surgery Network Council on the issues and challenges in their respective areas, to improve the surgical management of oncology patients.

What's New:

Fall Update 2019

Registration is now live for our 2019 Fall Update: Management of Not So Rare Cancers conference being held on Saturday October 5 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver 

This year’s course will focus on a mix of topics including Upper GI, Skin and Sarcoma Tumours and is expected to be approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 7.5 Section 1 credits.

You can register for the conference here.

Travel Awards

Please note that we have updated our Travel Award application procedures and deadlines. There will be two travel award application competitions each year, with the following deadlines:

  • September 1 
  • March 1 

Click here for more details.

Spring 2019 Newsletter
List of topics: 

  • Highlights from from the Fall Update 2018
  • Management of Epithelial Lacrimal Gland Malignancies
  • Tips for shared care/communication key for primary care providers
  • Surgery Network News
You can view the newsletter here:

BC Cancer Symposium 2019
BC Cancer is hosting an interdisciplinary Summit, scheduled from November 21 to November 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver. This two-day event provides critical education, professional development and unique relationship building opportunities for oncology professionals from all specialties and disciplines.

Registration will be open this summer. Stay tuned to the website

New Ortho Website

A new Musculoskeletal Oncology Website ( has been launched.

This new website was developed by the BC Cancer Surgery Network Musculoskeletal, Bone and Soft Tissue Surgical Group Chair Dr. Paul Clarkson, in partnership with clinical collaborators. This is an invaluable resource for medical students, residents, family physicians and other physicians without specialty expertise, and patients.

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