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.

News & Events

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.

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

Read the 2018 BC Cancer Research Report.

Publications

Fine-mapping of 150 breast cancer risk regions identifies 191 likely target genes

Nature Genetics, 2020
Laura Fachal, Hugues Aschard, Jonathan Beesley, Daniel R Barnes, Jamie Allen, Siddhartha Kar, Karen A Pooley, Joe Dennis, Kyriaki Michailidou, Constance Turman, Penny Soucy, Audrey Lemaçon, Michael Lush, Jonathan P Tyrer, Maya Ghoussaini, Mahdi Moradi Marjaneh, Xia Jiang, Simona Agata, Kristiina Aittomäki, M Rosario Alonso, Irene L Andrulis, Hoda Anton-Culver, Natalia N Antonenkova, Adalgeir Arason, Volker Arndt, Kristan J Aronson, Banu K Arun, Bernd Auber, Paul L Auer, Jacopo Azzollini, Judith Balmaña, Rosa B Barkardottir, Daniel Barrowdale, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Javier Benitez, Marina Bermisheva, Katarzyna Białkowska, Amie M Blanco, Carl Blomqvist, William Blot, Natalia V Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Manjeet K Bolla, Bernardo Bonanni, Ake Borg, Kristin Bosse, Hiltrud Brauch, Hermann Brenner, Ignacio Briceno, Ian W Brock, Angela Brooks-Wilson et al.

Transcription phenotypes of pancreatic cancer are driven by genomic events during tumor evolution

Nature Genetics, 2020
Michelle Chan-Seng-Yue, Jaeseung C Kim, Gavin W Wilson, Karen Ng, Eugenia Flores Figueroa, Grainne M O'Kane, Ashton A Connor, Robert E Denroche, Robert C Grant, Jessica McLeod, Julie M Wilson, Gun Ho Jang, Amy Zhang, Sheng-Ben Liang, Ayelet Borgida, Dianne Chadwick, Sangeetha Kalimuthu, Ilinca Lungu, John M S Bartlett, Paul M Krzyzanowski, Vandana Sandhu, Hervé Tiriac, Fieke E M Froeling, Joanna M Karasinska, James T Topham, Daniel J Renouf, David F Schaeffer, Steven J M Jones, Marco A Marra, Janessa Laskin, Runjan Chetty, Lincoln D Stein, George Zogopoulos, Benjamin Haibe-Kains, Peter J Campbell, David A Tuveson, Jennifer J Knox, Sandra E Fischer, Steven Gallinger, Faiyaz Notta

In search of genetic factors predisposing to familial hairy cell leukemia (HCL): exome-sequencing of four multiplex HCL pedigrees

Leukemia, 2020
Alexander Pemov, Anand Pathak, Samantha J Jones, Ramita Dewan, Jessica Merberg, Sirisha Karra, Jung Kim, Evgeny Arons, Sarangan Ravichandran, Brian T Luke, Shalabh Suman, Meredith Yeager, Martin J S Dyer, Henry T Lynch, Mark H Greene, Neil E Caporaso, Robert J Kreitman, Lynn R Goldin, John J Spinelli, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Mary L McMaster, Douglas R Stewart
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