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PHSA+ Team Award 2020

The PHSA+ Awards celebrate individuals and teams across PHSA that demonstrate excellence and advance our organization by living the PHSA values. Of the 21 team nominations, the Biobanking & Biospecimen Research Services (Tumour Tissue Repository) group at BC Cancer received one of five team awards.

“The TTR team works tirelessly in the background of patient care, and yet their innovative work is changing how we treat cancer and conduct research.  This is directly leading to improvement in patient outcomes, and decreasing the burden of cancer,” says Dr. Jason Hart, executive medical director of BC Cancer – Victoria, and nominator for the group PHSA+ Award. “The desire to make a difference and improve outcomes for patients with cancer is the motivation that keeps this team continually pushing the frontiers of biobanking.  The work of this small group has far-reaching implications. They are making a global impact.  They epitomize the word ‘teamwork’, because their achievements would not be possible without the partnerships and collaborations with patients, physicians, lab technicians, researchers, and administrators, locally and around the world.” 

 “As a team we are thrilled and honoured to receive this recognition,” says TTR team’s project nurse Jodi LeBlanc. “It felt great for our whole team to receive the news. We were very pleased to have been selected for the PHSA+ award and to have our productivity, achieved through our emphasis on teamwork, acknowledged across the PHSA.” Jodi works with patients and stakeholders and finds her role in advancing cancer research exceptionally rewarding. “Making a connection with patients in person or by phone and providing them the opportunity to participate in the TTR is at the top of my list of why I come to work,” she shares.

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Biobanking Publications - Peer reviewed research articles by our team members.

Peer Reviewed Research Articles supported by our BBRS biospecimens and data.


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