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. 

November 19, 2020

Three BC Cancer research projects receive National Research Council grants

The Government of Canada, through the National Research Council (NRC), is helping businesses and academia work together. In a recent announcement, three BC Cancer researchers have received grant funding to foster new research projects which may lead to important breakthroughs.The funding, totalling over $370,000 combined, is being awarded to Drs. Dedhar, Lum and Holt for game-changing scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs.

August 26, 2020

Research finding may lead to new treatment for rare ovarian cancer

Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT), is a particularly devastating cancer commonly diagnosed in women in their twenties and often has a very poor prognosis. In a recent study, researchers with the BC Cancer Research Institute have uncovered a metabolic vulnerability present in SCCOHT cells which may be a target for future treatment options. 

July 8, 2020

Dr. David Scott named to Lymphoma Research Foundation scientific advisory board

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the largest non-profit lymphoma research organization in North America with a volunteer scientific advisory board comprised of world-renowned lymphoma experts, including Dr. David Scott. Dr. Scott is the clinical director of the BC Cancer Centre for Lymphoid Cancer, deputy head of the BC Cancer Lymphoid Cancer Research and an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr.

June 24, 2020

Researchers at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer recognized with Team Science Award

Today the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has awarded teams associated with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)—including three researchers from Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) at BC Cancer—with a 2020 AACR team science award.

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