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WHY I GIVE

Celebrating a
Commitment
to Cancer Care
Dr. James Goldie's cutting-edge work
continues to offer hope to those with cancer

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His tenure left
our medical
oncology program
stronger and all of the
BC Cancer Agency better
equipped to continue to
pursue excellence in cancer
care and research.

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PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY

Dr. Goldie's strong
commitment to
improving cancer
care made working
alongside him a
privilege, he adds.
"Logic, evidence and appreciation
for complexity were the elements he
valued most," Dr. Connors says. "He
knew these elements were necessary
if we were to make genuine inroads
into improving cancer care. This was
evident in his teaching, his casual
hallway conversation and his writing."
"We learned to think more
clearly under his mentorship. We
will miss him."

HONOUR A
LASTING LEGACY
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how you can donate
in memory of someone special, please visit
bccancerfoundation.com/
inmemory.

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r. James Goldie was known for
his innovative thinking, inside
the lab and out.
The celebrated
physician and former
head of oncology at the
BC Cancer Agency passed
away this year, but his
legacy lives on in the form
of a special fund at the
BC Cancer Foundation.
The Goldie Award will
be given annually to a
medical resident who
best participates in the
BC Cancer Agency's
-Dr. Joseph Connors, a colleague
Research Day.
and close friend of Dr. Goldie
For Dr. Goldie's
friends and family, it's an
These models had wide influence
important way to recognize a man who
in the oncology community, spurring
contributed so much to cancer research
debate on how best to craft therapy.
and care, to honour his dedication to
They influenced thinking about
his craft and to continue to fuel the
cancer and served as a critical
work he was so passionate about.
introduction to research that
"He was really noted for thinking
continues today.
outside the box," says his wife, Enid,
Dr. Goldie oversaw the Agency's
who made a $5,000 donation to kickexpansion to areas such as Vancouver
start the award.
Island and played a vital role in
"This is a beautiful way to celebrate
developing the Agency's training
his ongoing legacy and a tribute to the
years of work that have helped so many program into one of the world's
most renowned medical
people across the province. We're very
oncology residences.
much thrilled to be able to recognize
But most important of all
him in this way."
was the impact Dr. Goldie had
During the 1980s, Drs. Goldie and
Andy Coldman designed mathematical on those he mentored, Dr.
Joseph Connors says.
models to explain treatment
"He had no patience for
resistance in cancers and develop
shallow thought and expected
schedules to make chemotherapeutic
intellectual rigor."
agents more effective.


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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
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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”
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BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Testing to prevent cancer in families
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BC Cancer - Fall 2017 - Legacy Giving
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