February 19, 2021

2021 BC Cancer Research Studentships Notice and Application Form

Summer research studentships sponsored by the BC Cancer Foundation will be available to support senior undergraduate university students and/or junior medical or dental students seeking hands-on training in cancer research in British Columbia during the period of May 1 - August 31, 2021. These summer studentships may address any discipline of cancer research including clinical, translational, basic, behavioural and population research areas.

February 4, 2021

World’s largest philanthropic gift to lung cancer will help further our understanding of this deadly disease.

Today the BC Cancer Foundation announced a world-leading philanthropic investment of $15.3 million from the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation to advance lung cancer research and care. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in B.C. and across Canada. On average, there are 3,400 new cases of lung cancer every year in the province with almost half diagnosed at Stage 4.

December 2, 2020

Fifteen BC Cancer researchers and clinicians included on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list

Fifteen BC Cancer clinicians and scientists have been named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list announced last week. Each has been ranked in the top one per cent in their fields using a method of data and analysis performed by bibliometric experts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.

For BC Cancer, those fields include clinical medicine, molecular biology and genetics, and cross-field a category which recognizes influence across several fields.

December 2, 2020

BC Cancer scientists partnering with Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI) experts to develop the next generation of cancer imaging and treatment tools

Reading cancer imaging tests may become more straightforward and informative for BC Cancer radiologists thanks to a new research partnership between BC Cancer and Microsoft’s AI for Health program. In this partnership, a group of data and computer scientists at Microsoft will be working alongside Dr. Arman Rahmim, senior scientist at the BC Cancer Research Institute (BCCRI), and Dr. Ivan Klyuzhin, research programmer at BCCRI. Together the team will be developing AI algorithms to assist radiologists and cancer researchers in detection and assessment of tumours in PET/CT images.

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