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 2021 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 2021 BC Cancer Research Report

News & Events

February 6, 2023

CRiHHI seminar: Applying a Substance Use Health Lens in Health Service Delivery

The BC Cancer Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation department in partnership with Dr. Annette Browne of the Cancer Health Equity Collaborative and UBC Critical Research in Health and Healthcare Inequities (CRiHHI), is pleased to invite you to the following presentation on February 13th 2023: Applying a Substance Use Health Lens in Health Service Delivery: Innovations and Implications in Support of Health Equity

February 2, 2023

BC Cancer Nursing and Allied Health Research Grant Competition

​​Practice-based research is where front-line providers, patient and family partners, and other collaborators engage to tackle complex, real-world challenges that directly affect patient care and experience. To support practice-based research, the BC Cancer Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation (NAHRKT) team is pleased to announce the inaugural BC Cancer Nursing and Allied Health Research Grant competition.

February 1, 2023

BC Cancer project receives UBC Health Innovation Funding Investment Award

An interdisciplinary team made up of professionals from BC Cancer and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has been selected by UBC Health to receive a Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Award for their project titled, Adapting Educational Tools and Resources to Reduce Substance Use Stigma and Promote Health Equity in the Cancer Care Sector.

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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