Facilitating the research of numerous nationally and internationally recognized scientists, in over sixty labs across British Columbia, to improve cancer care.

BC Cancer Research strives to improve the lives of patients through the integration of basic biomedical research, genomics, clinical trials, health services research, cancer surveillance, population health, and the development of innovative new technology, programs, and interventions. Organized through departments and programs with various themes, BC Cancer supports groundbreaking cancer research and personalized care approaches through world-class facilities and platforms including genomics, bioinformatics, imaging, drug development and tissue banking.

Our Research

The success of BC Cancer is driven by the people and their passion to reduce the impact of cancer on people and society. Our 2019 Research Report showcases how BC Cancer continues to be internationally recognized for our excellence in cancer research and its integrated model of cancer planning and care. 

Read the 2019 BC Cancer Research Report.

News & Events

November 25, 2020

New study identifies a strategy to overcome drug resistance in pancreatic cancer

Approximately 835 people in British Columbia will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. While pancreatic cancer remains one of the most deadly cancers, new research recently published in Cell Reports Medicine has identified a new combination treatment that may overcome drug resistance in pancreatic cancer. 

September 17, 2020

BCCRI distinguished scientists Drs. Poul Sorensen and Aly Karsan receive LifeSciences BC Awards

Of the eight Life Sciences BC awards being given at a digital awards ceremony taking place today, two will go home with BC Cancer Research Institute distinguished scientists. The annual awards recognize talented individuals and organizations that represent the life sciences ecosystem in B.C. which includes academia, health institutions, research & development, SMEs, government, and industry.

Research Recovery Resources

BC Cancer Research is taking a gradual and careful approach to re-opening research activities to protect our staff, patients and communities.

Access our COVID-19 recovery resources.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan outlines our direction to strengthen our research capabilities and collaboration with departments and partners to improve our ability to generate knowledge, enhance the impact of our research, and support innovation in clinical care.  

Read the BC Cancer Research Strategic Plan.

Publications

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