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Research Initiatives

BC Cancer – Kelowna is the site of many significant research projects.
Brachytherapy Study
A Phase II Randomized Pilot Study of Low Dose Rate Compared to High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy for Favorable Risk and Low Tier Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer (Proposed)
Juanita Crook, MD, Francois Bachand, MD
This study compares low dose rate permanent seed brachytherapy for prostate cancer to high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy, looking primarily at Quality of Life and recovery from treatment. The study also involves multiparametric MRI staging of the cancer, and provides the opportunity for Cell Cycle Progression genetic testing of each cancer to look at how aggressive the cancers are and how this correlates with outcome.

Clinical Trials

Many patients receiving treatment at BC Cancer - Kelowna are offered the opportunity to be part of clinical trial studies. 

Open Clinical Trials at Kelowna is a page listing current trials at this location. 

News articles from our research partners

Dr. Juanita Crook named Chair in Brachytherapy for Interior 

Read more about initiatives supported by donations on the BC Cancer Foundation - Kelowna page.

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