Dr. Howie Lim


Cancer genomes (DNA genetic codes) are as unique as a fingerprint - no two genomes are exactly the same!

That’s why a team of clinicians and scientists at BC Cancer developed a one-of-a-kind program to conduct whole genome sequencing of tumours from patients with hard-to-treat, incurable cancers, in search of personalized solutions.

Whole genome analysis helps inform individual treatment planning, offering promising new solutions and saving lives!

And now BC Cancer is embarking on a bold vision to expand the scope and scale of genomics and transform the standard of care for ALL patients.

This fall, we shared the incredible opportunity to have donations towards genomics tripled matched. The family of Sylvia Shelton generously matched donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000, committing a portion of her Estate towards this project. And Thea Caplan and Tony Zwig also stepped forward to extend this opportunity by an additional $750,000!

Gifts will also be matched through the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network.

Thank you to all of our generous donors who supported this campaign, tripling the impact for genomics research!

You can still make a donation to support the Genomics program at BC Cancer.

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