BC Cancer's Imaging Unit (formerly Cancer Imaging) exploits the interaction of light at both the micro- and macro-scopic level to detect, delineate, grade and treat early (predominantly pre-invasive) cancers.
Research at BC Cancer's Genetics Unit (formerly Cancer Genetics and Developmental Biology) focuses on identifying genomic changes, and signaling and metabolic pathways associated with tumour progression
Research at BC Cancer's Department of Cancer Endocrinology is mainly focused on the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Attention is also given to therapeutics for lymphoblastic leukemias and diagnosis of melanoma.
BC Cancer's Trev & Joyce Deeley Research Centre (DRC), which opened in 2003, is located on Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The DRC is housed in BC Cancer's Vancouver Island Centre, and serves as a translational research centre that performs "bench-to-bedside" research for patients on Vancouver Island and throughout the province of BC.
BC Cancer's Radiation Biology Unit (formerly the Department of Medical Biophysics) focuses on improving radiation and drug treatment of solid tumours; studies into the biology and vasculature of solid tumours; and methods of treating tumours and predicting their response to treatment.
The major effort of the Cancer Control Research (CCR) Program is directed toward reducing cancer incidence and mortality in BC through innovative research projects. The program also plays a key role in BC Cancer's cancer control activities by monitoring the impact of cancer by region of the province, and by assessing the referral trends for BC Cancer's cancer clinics. CCR staff are also involved in the scientific direction of the BC Cancer Registry.