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Research in the Lab
TWO PROMISING BREAST
CANCER DRUGS DISCOVERED
Dr. Samuel Aparicio and his team uncovered
two new targeted drugs for breast cancer.
The first compound, CX-5461, binds to parts
of the genome, causing it to fold up and
interrupt the DNA copying process. This
compound is being studied in women with
BRCA1/2 breast cancers.
The second, called T3, can alter the way
cells translate genetic information into
proteins and may be effective in situations
where cancer cells are uniquely susceptible
to interference with RNA splicing.
Though both drugs are
being studied in the
context of breast
cancer, they may show
promise for other
cancer types, including
prostate and ovarian.

Our goal is to

- Dr. Karen Gelmon, senior scientist and
medical oncologist

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DONOR IMPACT REPORT 2017

The Centre for Lymphoid Cancer (CLC) is
a world leader in new treatment strategies
for lymphoma, which affects 1,200 British
Columbians each year.
2016 Hope Couture, a fashion show and luncheon at the
Fairmont Pacific Rim, raised an incredible $900,000 to
support a new Single Cell Genomics Suite at the CLC,
with a generous gift of $500,000 from Samuel and Frances
Belzberg by way of the Bel-Fran Charitable Foundation.
The new suite enables BC Cancer researchers
Drs. Joseph Connors and Christian Steidl to better
pinpoint treatment resistance and potential therapies.

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decrease the burden of
breast cancer by curing
more patients with less
toxic and more personalized
treatments.

$900,000 RAISED FOR LYMPHOMA



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report

BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report
Contents
Research in the Lab
Research in the Clinic
Precision Medicine
Enhancing Care
Donors Make a Difference
Ride to Conquer Cancer
BC Cancer Foundation by the Numbers
Financial Five-Year Summary
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BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Contents
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - 3
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Research in the Lab
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - 5
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Research in the Clinic
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - 7
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Precision Medicine
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - 9
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Enhancing Care
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Donors Make a Difference
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Ride to Conquer Cancer
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - BC Cancer Foundation by the Numbers
BC Cancer - 2017 Donor Impact Report - Financial Five-Year Summary
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