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BC Woman Facing Advanced Breast Cancer Defying the Odds

BC Woman Facing Advanced Breast Cancer Defying the Odds

You can help BC can stay one step ahead of women’s cancers

  • Feb 3, 2020
BC Woman Facing Advanced Breast Cancer Defying the Odds
United Way charts innovative course for community

United Way charts innovative course for community

Building connections to tackle challenges of social isolation

  • Feb 3, 2020
United Way charts innovative course for community
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.

Improving the standard of care through brachytherapy

BC Cancer Foundation donors have played a significant role in advancing brachytherapy research

  • Jan 13, 2020
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.
Makena experienced 100 debilitating seizures when she was just a toddler. Her life was transformed after undergoing multiple specialized surgeries at BC Children’s.

Getting their child back from a ‘deep hole’

After Makena suffered 100 seizures, surgery became a ‘high point’ for these parents

  • Dec 2, 2019
Makena experienced 100 debilitating seizures when she was just a toddler. Her life was transformed after undergoing multiple specialized surgeries at BC Children’s.
Changing the outcome through philanthropy

Changing the outcome through philanthropy

Donor support plays a vital role when it comes to cancer breakthroughs

  • Dec 2, 2019
Changing the outcome through philanthropy
Scientific advance delves deeper into cancer than ever before

Scientific advance delves deeper into cancer than ever before

Researchers can now read the genomes of single cells within a tumour

  • Nov 18, 2019
Scientific advance delves deeper into cancer than ever before
Laurie Rix lost her husband, Neil Macrae, in 2017 to breast cancer. (BC Cancer Foundation)

Breast Cancer Awarness Month: Men get breast cancer, too

According to BC Cancer Foundation, more than 200 men in Canada will be affected this year

  • Oct 21, 2019
Laurie Rix lost her husband, Neil Macrae, in 2017 to breast cancer. (BC Cancer Foundation)
Genomics saves West Vancouver woman’s life after facing aggressive ovarian cancer

Genomics saves West Vancouver woman’s life after facing aggressive ovarian cancer

Personalized onco-genomics program is BC Cancer’s flagship study in precision medicine

  • Oct 21, 2019
Genomics saves West Vancouver woman’s life after facing aggressive ovarian cancer
Paintings are to be on display at the Oct. 9, 2019 gala in Vancouver. (Contributed photo)

B.C. stroke survivor’s art to be showcased at gala

Vancouver event to also raise funds for community programs

Paintings are to be on display at the Oct. 9, 2019 gala in Vancouver. (Contributed photo)
Avic Arenas lost her mother to cervical cancer in 2018. (Baneet Braich/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: An epic ride to honour her mother

Avic Arenas says the Ride to Conquer Cancer gives her hope

  • Aug 26, 2019
Avic Arenas lost her mother to cervical cancer in 2018. (Baneet Braich/Black Press Media)
BC Cancer President & CEO Sarah Roth. (Submitted)

BC Cancer Foundation raises record $63.7 million

More than 77,000 people in B.C. will receive cancer care this year alone

BC Cancer President & CEO Sarah Roth. (Submitted)
Photo by Kevin Javanmardi

Get to know Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recipient Kevin Javanmardi

A black belt kickboxer who mentors children on kindness and plays piano and guitar

Photo by Kevin Javanmardi
Photo provided by Jennifer Lee.

Get to know Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recipient Jennifer Lee

Big adventures in the Canadian wilderness, public speaking, swimming, and more

Photo provided by Jennifer Lee.
Isabella Gonzalez-Kaminski

Get to know Duke of Edinburgh’s Award recipient Isabella Gonzalez-Kaminski

Learn more about this passionate advocate for environmental sustainability

Isabella Gonzalez-Kaminski
Photo provided by Duke of Ed

VIDEO: What the Duke of Ed youth are all about

‘The leaders of today and they are going to build the leaders of tomorrow’

Photo provided by Duke of Ed
The Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony May 25, 2019 at Government House in Victoria. (Duke of Edinburgh Award BC & Yukon Division/Flickr)
The Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony May 25, 2019 at Government House in Victoria. (Duke of Edinburgh Award BC & Yukon Division/Flickr)