Our Focus

Cancer Control Research (CCR) conducts internationally recognized research on cancer etiology, prevention and surveillance; screening and early detection; diagnosis, treatment and supportive care; through to rehabilitation and survivorship.


This includes research into the epidemiological, biological, behavioral, social determinants of cancer risk; cancer surveillance and early detection; evidence based medicine, clinical trials research and real world effectiveness; improving patient satisfaction and health outcomes; precision medicine and its impact on society; patient and public engagement; the cost-effectiveness of cancer interventions; and cancer survivorship.

The Department is a critical part of the Learning Health System in BC. It directly supports BC Cancer by integrating population based research within BC’s population based comprehensive cancer control program.

Programs and Platform & Principal Investigators

News & Events

Jul 02, 2020

BC Generations Project proud to be part of SUPPORT-Canada – a new Canadian Population Cohort COVID-19 Initiative

The BC Generations Project with Dr. Parveen Bhatti through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health with $2.1 million in new funding awarded by CIHR are proud to be part of a new Canadian Population Cohort COVID-19 Initiative, SUrveilling Prospective Population cOhorts for COVID19 pRevalence and ouTcomes in Canada (SUPPORT-Canada).

Recent Publications

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