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 2020 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 2020 BC Cancer Research Report

News & Events

October 3, 2022

The BC Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Research Institute Announce the 2022 Rising Star Recipients!

Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural BC Cancer Rising Stars Awards!

The Rising Stars program was established to celebrate Dr. Connie Eaves’ Gairdner Wightman Award, her election to the Royal Society in the UK and her appointment to the Order of Canada. A pioneer in her field, Dr. Eaves has been a mentor to many young researchers at BC Cancer and a long-time advocate for equal opportunities in cancer research.

September 8, 2022

Dr. Connie Eaves receives 2022 Till and McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award

Each year, the Till and McCulloch Award celebrates the best of Canadian science in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field. This year, a special Till and McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award will celebrate the outstanding contributions that Dr. Connie Eaves has made throughout her distinguished career. The Till and McCulloch Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the career-spanning, pivotal contributions that Dr. Eaves has made to the field of stem cell research, as well as to the training of next generations of outstanding researchers.

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.


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