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Personalized Onco-Genomics: Individualized Cancer Care mappinG every CanCer Because every cancer is unique, researchers at the BC Cancer Agency launched the Personalized OncoGenomics (POG) program to map patients' DNA and provide clues about new treatments for the most challenging cancers. This initiative is the only one of its kind in the world. donors make poG possiBle Discovery Luncheon events in abbotsford and kelowna supported the personalized oncoGenomics (poG) program at the BC Cancer agency. Philanthropic support of $28,000 raised in Abbotsford and $104,000 in Kelowna enables the program to continue to uncover new treatment options that could greatly improve the quality of life for patients across the province. personalized treatment Patient Jen Strack saw the power of POG firsthand. By having the DNA of her lung tumour sequenced, a drug was identified that might help destroy the cancer. the drug worked-her tumours shrunk considerably and some of the smallest ones shrunk to the point they were no longer detectable. Jen is just one example of the positive and promising way poG is impacting patients in B.C. -Dr. Janessa Laskin, medical lead of POG 12 IMPACT REPORT 2016 62 oncologists across B.c. have treated 273 patients representing 50 cancer types Top Left Icon by ThinkStock POG is a collaboration on a scale that's never happened before, with clinicians and genome scientists coming together around an individual person's case. Through Pog,

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Cancer Foundation - Impact Report 2016

BC Cancer Foundation - Impact Report 2016
Contents
Immunotherapy
Research in the Lab
Research in the Clinic
Ride to Conquer Cancer1
Personalized Onco-Genomics
BC Cancer Foundation by the Numbers
Financial Five-Year Summary
Financial Highlights

BC Cancer Foundation - Impact Report 2016

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