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Research in the Clinic
ADVANCING CANCER CARE
THROUGH CLINICAL TRIALS
With one of the most active clinical trial sites in the
world, BC Cancer has a global reputation as a leader
in cancer research and care. This past year, more than
120 clinical trials launched at our six cancer centres
across the province, providing cutting-edge treatment
for over 800 participating patients.
The BC Cancer Foundation has launched a $650,000
fundraising initiative to support the continued expansion
of BC Cancer's clinical trial capacity, with
the hope that more patients will have
access to novel therapies.

- Dr. Bernie Eigl, medical oncologist

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DONOR IMPACT REPORT 2017

IMPROVING TREATMENT
FOR GYNECOLOGICAL CANCERS
Over $100,000 was raised to support
a revolutionary treatment option
for patients with gynecological
cancers at this year's Discovery
Luncheon, held at BC Cancer's
Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre
for the Southern Interior.
High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy
targets tumours using radioactive
catheters, sparing healthy tissue.
The treatment was developed through a
clinical trial led by radiation oncologist
Dr. Juanita Crook.
Special thanks to Tom Budd, founder
of the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation,
who generously matched all gifts up to
$30,000 made at the Discovery Luncheon
for the past three years.

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Clinical research
is hard work, but
the results are
felt by real people.
This is what keeps me
going. The research we do,
the research you support,
has real-world impacts
that may start with small
wins but won't end until
we've found a cure.

Dr. Juanita Crook, radiation oncologist



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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