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 21, 2022

BC Cancer researchers develop an improved hereditary cancer test

Researchers at the BC Cancer Research Institute have made an advancement in genetic testing that allows for more accurate prediction of which parent’s genes led to an individual’s increased cancer risk. This improves the efficiency of familial testing strategies and could eliminate concern for patients at high risk of cancer caused by genes inherited from a parent.

Dr. Arefeh Rouhi, doctor and scientist, research at the Terry Fox Laboratories, BC Cancer Research Institute.
December 16, 2022

Dr. Arefeh Rouhi receives BC Cancer Excellence Award for Workplace Inspiration

The BC Cancer Excellence Awards provide an opportunity to shine a light on the inspiring people and teams who help ensure that British Columbians receive world-class, patient-centred cancer screening, treatment and support, and benefit from new discoveries that are helping change the face of cancer.

Dr. Arefeh Rouhi is a doctor and scientist, research at the Terry Fox Laboratories, BC Cancer Research Institute. She is the winner of this year’s BC Cancer Excellence Award in the category of Workplace Inspiration.

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.

Publications

Genomic Profiling for Clinical Decision Making in Lymphoid Neoplasms

Blood, 2022
Laurence de Leval, Ash A Alizadeh, P Leif Bergsagel, Elias Campo, Andrew John Davies, Ahmet Dogan, Jude Fitzgibbon, Steven M. Horwitz, Ari M. Melnick, William George Morice, Ryan D Morin, Bertrand Nadel, Stefano A Pileri, Professor, Richard Rosenquist, Davide Rossi, Itziar Salaverria, Christian Steidl, Steven P Treon, Andrew D. Zelenetz, Ranjana Advani, Carl E Allen, Stephen M. Ansell, Wing C. Chan, James R. Cook, Lucy B Cook, Francesco d'Amore, Stefan Dirnhofer, Martin Dreyling, Kieron Dunleavy, Andrew Feldman, Falko Fend, Philippe GAULARD, Paolo Ghia, John G Gribben, Olivier Hermine, Daniel J Hodson, Eric D. Hsi, Giorgio GA Inghirami, Elaine S. Jaffe, Kennosuke Karube, Keisuke Kataoka, Wolfram Klapper, Won Seog Kim, Rebecca L King, Young Hyeh Ko, Ann S. LaCasce, Georg Lenz, Iñaki Martin-Subero, Miguel A Piris, Stefania Pittaluga, Laura Pasqualucci, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Scott J. Rodig, Andreas Rosenwald, Gilles A. Salles, Jesus San-Miguel, Kerry J. Savage, Laurie H. Sehn, Gianpietro Semenzato, Louis M Staudt, Steven Howard Swerdlow, Constantine S. Tam, Judith Trotman, Julie Vose, Oliver Weigert, Wyndham H. Wilson, Jane N Winter, Catherine J. Wu, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Emanuele Zucca, Adam Bagg, David W. W. Scott

Molecular Determinants of Clinical Outcomes In a Real-World Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Population

Blood, 2022
Waleed Alduaij, Brett J Collinge, Susana Ben-Neriah, Aixiang Jiang, Laura K Hilton, Merrill Boyle, Barbara Meissner, Lauren C. Chong, Tomoko Miyata-Takata, Graham W. Slack, Pedro Farinha, Jeffrey W Craig, Andrew Lytle, Kerry J. Savage, Diego Villa, Alina S. Gerrie, Ciara L. Freeman, Randy D. Gascoyne, Joseph M Connors, Ryan D Morin, Laurie H. Sehn, Andrew J Mungall, Christian Steidl, David W. Scott
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