December 16, 2020

Following Through: Leah Lambert pushes to improve the circle of care

Leah Lambert knows cancer care doesn’t always follow a straight line. The registered nurse with a PhD in nursing is focused on improving the patient journey and is working to erase barriers as breast cancer patients transition through their cancer care from diagnosis through to follow-up care with their primary physicians. Working as part of an interdisciplinary team on research and health systems, she has helped outline improvements in care which has led to better patient outcomes and system performance.

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.

November 25, 2020

New study identifies a strategy to overcome drug resistance in pancreatic cancer

Approximately 835 people in British Columbia will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. While pancreatic cancer remains one of the most deadly cancers, new research recently published in Cell Reports Medicine has identified a new combination treatment that may overcome drug resistance in pancreatic cancer. 

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