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BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

 

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After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 19, 2021

 

Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 22, 2021

 

Scientists at the BC Cancer Research Institute are developing a breath test that can determine whether someone has contracted COVID-19. (IHR Imperial BRC Cancer)

B.C. researchers generating COVID-19 breath test that could give results in 1 minute

There would be no need for lengthy sample processing in a lab, saving both time and money

Scientists at the BC Cancer Research Institute are developing a breath test that can determine whether someone has contracted COVID-19. (IHR Imperial BRC Cancer)
Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.

B.C. woman makes record donation to breast cancer research

Through the Rix Family Foundation, Laurie Rix, donated $5 M to BC Cancer

Laurie Rix makes a large donation to BC Cancer.
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., on August 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., on August 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
One Colwood man will be biking 400 kilometres in August to raise funds to fight kids cancer. He’s riding for his aunt Brenda, who passed away during his childhood at the age of 13. (Courtesy of Clinton Myers)

Colwood man to ride 400 kilometres to fight kids cancer

Man riding for a beloved family member who died from leukemia at 13-years-old

One Colwood man will be biking 400 kilometres in August to raise funds to fight kids cancer. He’s riding for his aunt Brenda, who passed away during his childhood at the age of 13. (Courtesy of Clinton Myers)
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
Facing brain cancer with resilience

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Workout to Conquer Cancer celebrates what our bodies can do and supports BC Cancer Foundation

  • Mar 9, 2020
Facing brain cancer with resilience
Dr. Cynthia Chan, a family physician and non-smoker diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2014, is alive today because of cutting-edge, life-saving treatment innovations at BC Cancer.

Doctor facing lung cancer encourages community support

Lung cancer remains among the deadliest and most prevalent cancers in B.C.

  • Feb 24, 2020
Dr. Cynthia Chan, a family physician and non-smoker diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2014, is alive today because of cutting-edge, life-saving treatment innovations at BC Cancer.
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.
Murray and Lynda Farmer have pledged to match up to $50,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation on Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. (File contributed/BC Cancer Foundation)
Murray and Lynda Farmer have pledged to match up to $50,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation on Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. (File contributed/BC Cancer Foundation)
The Ride to Conquer Cancer’s 11th annual event raised $9.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation, bringing its historical total up to more than $105 million. (Submitted Photo)

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

  • Aug 24, 2019
The Ride to Conquer Cancer’s 11th annual event raised $9.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation, bringing its historical total up to more than $105 million. (Submitted Photo)
From left to right: Aiden, Dianne and Keegan Small all participated in Play for a Cure, a hockey fundraiser for the B.C. Cancer Foundation. (Photos courtesy Dianne Small)

Play for the Cure gathers momentum after games in Colwood

Initial event Jan. 4 raises more than $3,000

  • Jan 8, 2019
From left to right: Aiden, Dianne and Keegan Small all participated in Play for a Cure, a hockey fundraiser for the B.C. Cancer Foundation. (Photos courtesy Dianne Small)
Victoria fire crews battle a blaze engulfing a home on McClure Street earlier this year. The long-term health risks of the job have become more apparent with the deaths of two former fire chiefs. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS

EDITORIAL: Improvements in firefighter safety can’t come quickly enough

The death of two former Victoria fire chiefs in 13 months a stark reminder of the job’s hazards

  • Jun 30, 2018
Victoria fire crews battle a blaze engulfing a home on McClure Street earlier this year. The long-term health risks of the job have become more apparent with the deaths of two former fire chiefs. Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS
Members of the Victoria Fire Department’s Ride to Conquer Cancer team join Colorado Avalanche NHL player Tyson Barrie (front row centre, left) and gold sponsor Jeremy Petzing (third from right), owner of The Local, for the donation of an autographed jersey to be auctioned off at this Friday’s Gala for Hope fundraiser at the Crystal Garden. The department team raised approximately $100,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation through its efforts last year. This year’s ride goes Aug. 24 and 25 on two routes on the mainland. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria firefighters gear up to help battle a different nemesis

Formal gala at Crystal Garden raising funds for Ride to Conquer Cancer team’s efforts

Members of the Victoria Fire Department’s Ride to Conquer Cancer team join Colorado Avalanche NHL player Tyson Barrie (front row centre, left) and gold sponsor Jeremy Petzing (third from right), owner of The Local, for the donation of an autographed jersey to be auctioned off at this Friday’s Gala for Hope fundraiser at the Crystal Garden. The department team raised approximately $100,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation through its efforts last year. This year’s ride goes Aug. 24 and 25 on two routes on the mainland. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Team Onward gathers for a group photo, as part of the “Lose the Booze” campaign in support of the BC Cancer Foundation, taken onboard HMCS Calgary. (From left) Lt. (N) Adam Thomson, Lt. (N) Sonja Maul-Wilson, Sub-Lt. Sean Place, Adam Checketts, Lt. (N) Sean Milley, Warrant Officer Steven Lewington, Lt. (N) Cass van Benthem Jutting, Dusty Johnston and Lt. (N) Alex Johnston. Photo by Master Cpl. Brent Kenny

CFB Esquimalt cancer survivors ‘lose the booze’ for February

HMCS Calgary-led Team Onward the top fundraiser in challenge supporting BC Cancer Foundation

Team Onward gathers for a group photo, as part of the “Lose the Booze” campaign in support of the BC Cancer Foundation, taken onboard HMCS Calgary. (From left) Lt. (N) Adam Thomson, Lt. (N) Sonja Maul-Wilson, Sub-Lt. Sean Place, Adam Checketts, Lt. (N) Sean Milley, Warrant Officer Steven Lewington, Lt. (N) Cass van Benthem Jutting, Dusty Johnston and Lt. (N) Alex Johnston. Photo by Master Cpl. Brent Kenny