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. 

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News & Events

December 5, 2022

Dr. Pamela Hoodless, PhD, receives 2022 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring Project Grant

Dr. Pamela Hoodless, PhD, has received a 2022 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring Project Grant for the project titled, "Transcriptional Drivers of the Hepatic Lineage."

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports research projects proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from:

December 5, 2022

Kwangjin Park (Hoodless Lab) awarded Michael Smith Health Research BC 2022 Research Trainee Award

Kwanjin Park (Hoodless Lab) has been awarded the Michael Smith Health Research BC 2022 Research Trainee Award for the project titled, "Roles of the Lysine Methyl Transferase (KMT) 2d in hepatocyte identity and hepatocellular carcinoma progression."

Michael Smith Health Research BC’s Research Trainee Program supports health researchers in the training phase of their research career to enable career development and enrich BC’s health research talent.

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.

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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.  

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Single-cell profiling reveals a memory B cell-like subtype of follicular lymphoma with increased transformation risk.

Nature communications, 2022
Wang, Xuehai, Nissen, Michael, Gracias, Deanne, Kusakabe, Manabu, Simkin, Guillermo, Jiang, Aixiang, Duns, Gerben, Sarkozy, Clementine, Hilton, Laura, Chavez, Elizabeth A, Segat, Gabriela C, Wong, Rachel, Kim, Jubin, Aoki, Tomohiro, Islam, Rashedul, May, Christina, Hung, Stacy, Tyshchenko, Kate, Brinkman, Ryan R, Hirst, Martin, Karsan, Aly, Freeman, Ciara, Sehn, Laurie H, Morin, Ryan D, Roth, Andrew J, Savage, Kerry J, Craig, Jeffrey W, Shah, Sohrab P, Steidl, Christian, Scott, David W, Weng, Andrew P

Genomic Profiling for Clinical Decision Making in Lymphoid Neoplasms

Blood, 2022
Laurence de Leval, Ash A Alizadeh, P Leif Bergsagel, Elias Campo, Andrew John Davies, Ahmet Dogan, Jude Fitzgibbon, Steven M. Horwitz, Ari M. Melnick, William George Morice, Ryan D Morin, Bertrand Nadel, Stefano A Pileri, Professor, Richard Rosenquist, Davide Rossi, Itziar Salaverria, Christian Steidl, Steven P Treon, Andrew D. Zelenetz, Ranjana Advani, Carl E Allen, Stephen M. Ansell, Wing C. Chan, James R. Cook, Lucy B Cook, Francesco d'Amore, Stefan Dirnhofer, Martin Dreyling, Kieron Dunleavy, Andrew Feldman, Falko Fend, Philippe GAULARD, Paolo Ghia, John G Gribben, Olivier Hermine, Daniel J Hodson, Eric D. Hsi, Giorgio GA Inghirami, Elaine S. Jaffe, Kennosuke Karube, Keisuke Kataoka, Wolfram Klapper, Won Seog Kim, Rebecca L King, Young Hyeh Ko, Ann S. LaCasce, Georg Lenz, Iñaki Martin-Subero, Miguel A Piris, Stefania Pittaluga, Laura Pasqualucci, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Scott J. Rodig, Andreas Rosenwald, Gilles A. Salles, Jesus San-Miguel, Kerry J. Savage, Laurie H. Sehn, Gianpietro Semenzato, Louis M Staudt, Steven Howard Swerdlow, Constantine S. Tam, Judith Trotman, Julie Vose, Oliver Weigert, Wyndham H. Wilson, Jane N Winter, Catherine J. Wu, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Emanuele Zucca, Adam Bagg, David W. W. Scott
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