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 2019 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 2019 BC Cancer Research Report.

News & Events

May 28, 2021

Roche Canada Announces Collaboration to Improve Access to Personalized Healthcare with Real World Evidence

BC Cancer, CPHIN and Roche Canada will co-create an evidence-generating framework to leverage real-world data and facilitate cost-effective access to targeted treatments for cancer patients

Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) is pleased to announce a joint initiative with BC Cancer and the Canadian Personalized Healthcare Innovation Network (CPHIN) to co-create a real-world evidence (RWE) framework in British Columbia known as the PRecision Oncology Evidence Development in Cancer Treatment (PREDiCT).

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.


A Scalable Strand-Specific Protocol Enabling Full-Length Total RNA Sequencing From Single Cells

Frontiers in Genetics
Simon Haile, Richard D. Corbett, Veronique G. LeBlanc, Lisa Wei, Stephen Pleasance, Steve Bilobram, Ka Ming Nip, Kirstin Brown, Eva Trinh, Jillian Smith, Diane L. Trinh, Miruna Bala, Eric Chuah, Robin J. N. Coope, Richard A. Moore, Andrew J. Mungall, Karen L. Mungall, Yongjun Zhao, Martin Hirst, Samuel Aparicio, Inanc Birol, Steven J. M. Jones, Marco A. Marra

Proteomic screens for suppressors of anoikis identify IL1RAP as a promising surface target in Ewing sarcoma

Cancer Discovery, 2021
Hai-Feng Zhang, Christopher S Hughes, Wei Li, Jian-Zhong He, Didier Surdez, Amal M El-Naggar, Hongwei Cheng, Anna Prudova, Alberto Delaidelli, Gian Luca Negri, Xiaojun Li, Maj Sofie Orum-Madsen, Michael M Lizardo, Htoo Zarni Oo, Shane Colborne, Taras Shyp, Renata Scopim-Ribeiro, Colin A Hammond, Anne-Chloe Dhez, Sofya Langman, Jonathan Km Lim, Sonia Hy Kung, Amy Li, Anne Steino, Mads Daugaard, Seth J Parker, Ramon I Klein Geltink, Rimas J Orentas, Li-Yan Xu, Gregg B Morin, Olivier Delattre, Dimiter S Dimitrov, Poul H Sorensen
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