BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - 2

BC Cancer Foundation Highlights

PARTNERS IN

DISCOVERY
THE BC CANCER FOUNDATION
Directors 2017
Andrew Sweeney,
Chair
Michael Kennedy,
Vice Chair
Mary Buttery
Lynda Farmer
Michael Heskin
Doug Holtby
Dean Kirkham
Alice Laberge
Murray J. Leith
Dr. Malcolm Moore
Jatinder Rai

SEVEN
Participants from

31

COMMUNITIES
in British Columbia
tossed alcohol aside
for February's
Lose the Booze™
challenge, raising

55,000.

$

new subtypes
of OVARIAN
CANCER
uncovered by
Dr. Sohrab
Shah's team.

CBC's The Nature of Things:
Cracking Cancer featured our
POG Program.
Watch at cbc.ca/
natureofthings/
episodes/
cracking-cancer.

About the BC Cancer Foundation
As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and
the largest funder of cancer research in B.C., the BC Cancer
Foundation enables donors to contribute to leading-edge research
that has a direct impact on improvements to patient care.

Provincial Office
150 - 686 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1G1
604.877.6040
1.888.906.2873 toll free
Charitable Business Number 11881 8434 RR0001
bccancerfoundation.com

Launched a
The BC Cancer Foundation and
the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation
announced Dr. Stephen Lam as the new
Chair in Lung Cancer Research with a

$1.5

MILLION

gift toward research and team talent.

5

$

MILLION

fundraising
initiative to bring
a critical PET/
CT scanner to
Kelowna.

1.5
MILLION

$

awarded to

7

BC Cancer
Agency
researchers

to advance cancer
detection and care.

2

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY

Abbotsford Centre
T: 604.851.4736
1.877.751.0111 toll free

Southern Interior
T: 250.712.3921
1.866.230.9988 toll free

Centre for the North
1.888.906.2873 toll free

Vancouver Island
T: 250.519.5550
1.866.519.5550 toll free

Fraser Valley Centre
T: 604.930.4078
1.866.232.9974 toll free

Our vision: A world free from cancer.
About the BC Cancer Agency
The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services
Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control
program for all B.C. and Yukon residents. Its mandate covers the
spectrum of cancer care and research, from prevention and screening
to diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative
care. The Agency's mission is:
* To reduce the incidence of cancer
* To reduce the mortality rates of people with cancer
* To improve the quality of life of people with cancer. B.C. has the
lowest cancer incidence and cancer mortality rates in Canada.

Partners in DISCOVERY, Fall 2017, Volume 4, Number 3, is published quarterly
by MANIFEST LLC Publications Mail Agreement #40034850.

PRODUCTION
Editor: Daniel Mueller

Production Technology Specialist:
Cheryl Beaver

Design

Circulation

Editorial

Art Director:
Molly Meisenzahl

Production

Director of Production:
Laura Marlowe

Director of Logistics:
Kalifa Konate

ICONS BY THINKSTOCK

Dr. Sam Aparicio
received the prestigious
Cancer Research UK
Grand Challenge award
to explore breast cancer
using virtual reality.

Carl Roy
Andrea Shaw
Randy Smallwood
Rachel Thomas
David Zacks, Q.C.
President & CEO
Sarah Roth
BC Cancer
Foundation Editorial
Hayley Judge
Vincent Matak
Laura Matwichuk


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Cancer - Fall 2017

BC Cancer - Fall 2017
Opening Thoughts
Contents
Healthy Insights
Why I Give
Researcher Profi le
Dr. Marco Marra says “now is the time”
Testing to prevent cancer in families
Counselling program helps families affected by cancer to cope
Legacy Giving
Regional Roundup
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - BC Cancer - Fall 2017
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - 2
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Contents
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Healthy Insights
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - 5
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Why I Give
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Researcher Profi le
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Dr. Marco Marra says “now is the time”
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - 9
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - 10
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Testing to prevent cancer in families
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Counselling program helps families affected by cancer to cope
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - 13
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Legacy Giving
BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Regional Roundup
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