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

February 9, 2023

Last Chance! Join the 2023 BC Cancer Practice-based Research Challenge

Don't forget to complete and submit your letter of intent form for the 2023 Research Challenge program by February 13th, 2023!

The BC Cancer Practice-based Research Challenge program offers nursing and allied health clinicians who have little or no research experience the opportunity to learn basic research skills and work with a mentor to develop a small research project that has potential to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.​

February 6, 2023

CRiHHI seminar: Applying a Substance Use Health Lens in Health Service Delivery

The BC Cancer Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation department in partnership with Dr. Annette Browne of the Cancer Health Equity Collaborative and UBC Critical Research in Health and Healthcare Inequities (CRiHHI), is pleased to invite you to the following presentation on February 13th 2023: Applying a Substance Use Health Lens in Health Service Delivery: Innovations and Implications in Support of Health Equity

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.


Single-cell profiling reveals a memory B cell-like subtype of follicular lymphoma with increased transformation risk.

Nature communications, 2022
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