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.

Message from Dr. François Bénard, Vice President of Research

Francois BenardAt BC Cancer we strive to be a global leader in cancer care and research. Our research is distinguished by a strong sense of collaboration, community, and united purpose. Every day our work is driven by our vision of a world free of cancer.

It is a pleasure to introduce you to BC Cancer – Research’s new website. Our new website showcases the incredible work we are doing to transform cancer care and treatment in the province and globally. The redesign of our website highlights the significant cancer care research, discoveries and treatments that we are working on to improve the outcomes for our patients. Our enhanced website has an improved look and allows for easier navigation. A few highlights to note include the new clinical trials section, a searchable staff directory, and a recruitment section to attract the best and brightest to work at BC Cancer, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Many people came together in all aspects of the creation of this new website and I’d like to express my sincere thanks to everyone. We are proud to have a modernized channel to highlight the important work we are doing to tackle cancer. We work towards a better future by generating new knowledge and translating discoveries to the clinic, providing our patients with the best care.

Our Strategic Plan

Research is deeply embedded in the fabric and culture of BC Cancer, as demonstrated by our track record of cancer research discoveries, our strong foundation of genomics research, and evidence-based adoption of transformational technologies and treatments. 

BC Cancer has a unique opportunity to improve patient outcomes through basic biomedical research, integration of genomics, clinical trials, health services research, cancer surveillance, and population health, the development of personalized care approaches and innovative new programs and interventions. 

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.

Our Research

Researchers in British Columbia are having a global impact on cancer care. The success of BC Cancer is driven by the people and their passion to reduce the impact of cancer on people and society.

We are entering a new era of blood cancer research exploring groundbreaking diagnostic approaches to better stratify patients, and implementing new treatments to improve the outcomes for our patients. Each year, more than 2,000 British Columbians are diagnosed with blood cancer – leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma – and we are committed to bringing new discoveries and tailored treatments to provide our patients with the best care.

Our Research Report focuses on blood cancer research and celebrates our achievements and milestones in the past year.

Read the 2018 BC Cancer Research Report.

News & Events

Haishan Zeng


Methylome-wide association study provides evidence of particulate matter air pollution-associated DNA methylation.

Environment international, 2019
Gondalia, Rahul, Baldassari, Antoine, Holliday, Katelyn M, Justice, Anne E, Méndez-Giráldez, Raúl, Stewart, James D, Liao, Duanping, Yanosky, Jeff D, Brennan, Kasey J M, Engel, Stephanie M, Jordahl, Kristina M, Kennedy, Elizabeth, Ward-Caviness, Cavin K, Wolf, Kathrin, Waldenberger, Melanie, Cyrys, Josef, Peters, Annette, Bhatti, Parveen, Horvath, Steve, Assimes, Themistocles L, Pankow, James S, Demerath, Ellen W, Guan, Weihua, Fornage, Myriam, Bressler, Jan, North, Kari E, Conneely, Karen N, Li, Yun, Hou, Lifang, Baccarelli, Andrea A, Whitsel, Eric A
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