BC Cancer Agency
Made-in-Canada method of producing life-saving radioisotopes receives Health Canada approval
A made-in-Canada approach to producing the world’s most commonly used medical isotope has received Health Canada approval, ushering in a new era for patients in Canada and around the world who rely on these isotopes for critical diagnostic procedures.
Dec 18, 2020
Destructive disease shows potential as a cancer treatment
Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks.
Oct 13, 2015
UBC scientists help avert a nuclear medicine meltdown
University of British Columbia scientists have shown that small cyclotrons the size of an SUV can replace hulking nuclear power plants, the main source of Canada’s isotopes.
Jan 8, 2015
Blue spotlight on a stealthy killer
Oral cancer symptoms can be identified and treated more quickly thanks to a new blue-light device developed by UBC’s Catherine Poh
Mar 12, 2014 - by Brian Lin
Scientists re-write rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency and University of British Columbia have identified new breast cancer genes that could change the way the disease is diagnosed and form the basis of next-generation treatments.
Apr 18, 2012
Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients
The stress of scheduling chemotherapy treatments has been substantially reduced by a new technology created and implemented by a team of researchers from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer Agency.
Jun 27, 2011