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

December 6, 2023

The Genome Sciences Centre, Vancouver, Joins the Earth BioGenome Secretariat - Embarking on a Groundbreaking Journey of Genomic Exploration in Biodiversity

The Genome Sciences Centre, a leading institution in genomic research and innovation, is proud to announce its recent affiliation as part of the Earth BioGenome Secretariat. This marks a significant milestone in the Centre's commitment to advancing the frontiers of genomics and biodiversity conservation.
December 1, 2023

Applying mathematics to lung cancer prevention

Like many of his colleagues in cancer research, Dr. Rafael Meza has a personal connection to cancer. His dad died from gastric cancer when Dr. Meza was 15 years old.

​“That got me interested in how I could dedicate my career to cancer while my interests were in mathematics and statistics,” he said. “Eventually, I figured out that I could do research in cancer using my math skills, so I was really fortunate.”

November 22, 2023

Dr. Fumio Takei awarded 2024 Cinader Award for Outstanding Contributions to Immunology

We are excited to announce that Dr. Fumio Takei has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Bernhard Cinader Award, recognizing exceptional leadership and mentorship in the field of Immunology among Canadian researchers.

The Canadian Society of Immunology (CSI) Award Committee unanimously applauded Dr. Takei's outstanding scientific achievements, in line with the award's criteria aimed at celebrating remarkable contributions.

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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