BC Cancer Foundation
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Navigating the emotional impact of cancer

“I was stunned and scared.”

Many patients experience a wide range of emotions when dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Read how a much-needed renovation to the psychosocial services space at BC Cancer – Vancouver has been pivotal for experts to better provide emotional support to families impacted by cancer.

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Inspiring the cancer community

“I want to show my gratitude for the excellent care I received and support further research in hopes that others will have the same outcomes I’ve had.”

Read more from Jesse, who has been diagnosed five times with two different types of cancer.

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Microbiome discovery sparks major grant

Dr. Robert Holt, co-director of BC Cancer’s Immunotherapy Program, and his team discovered a link between a bacteria and colon cancer. Now, along with 14 distinguished researchers, Dr. Holt will lead an international effort to explore the role microbiomes play in gastrointestinal cancer with a prestigious grant of up to $25 million from Cancer Research UK.

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Increasing access to new therapies

Did you know that many treatments available today exist thanks to people who volunteered to take part in a clinical trial?

Read how you can support clinical trials and help increase treatment options for patients.

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Join the race this April!

The BC Cancer Foundation is proud to be a benefitting charity of the 2019 Vancouver Sun Run.

Learn how you can join thousands of others in Canada’s largest 10K road race taking place Sunday, April 14.

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Latest in lung cancer research

More than 3,700 people in B.C. are diagnosed with lung cancer each year.

This month we welcome Dr. Stephen Lam, Leon Judah Blackmore Chair in Lung Cancer Research and chair of the Provincial Lung Tumour Group, BC Cancer, to our blog to share about his critical work in lung cancer prevention.

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A call to action

Last year more than 27,000 British Columbians were diagnosed with cancer. In 15 years, that number will increase to over 40,000.

This Monday, World Cancer Day ignited British Columbians to make cancer a priority by supporting research, care and infrastructure  learn how.

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