Cancer is a leading cause of death globally, and based on North American statistics, approximately half of the population will develop cancer during their lifetime. Here at the Quantitative Radiomolecular Imaging and Therapy (Qurit) lab (pronounced Cure-It!), we aim to improve diagnosis and prognosis, and offer new radiotherapy alternatives that help save lives. We do this by quantifying how radiomolecules (radiopharmaceuticals), a combination of drugs and radioactive isotopes, precisely target cancer cells, in both imaging and therapy applications.
The Lung Cancer Program at BC Cancer strives to decrease the incidence and mortality of lung cancer and improve the quality of life of lung cancer patients through a comprehensive strategy of prevention, early detection, timely diagnosis and personalized therapy.
BC Cancer Foundation is the fundraising partner of BC Cancer, which includes BC Cancer Research. Together with our donors, we are changing cancer outcomes for British Columbians by funding innovative research and personalized treatment and care.