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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BC Cancer Foundation is the fundraising partner of BC Cancer, which includes BC Cancer Research. Together with our donors, we are changing cancer outcomes for British Columbians by funding innovative research and personalized treatment and care.