Cancer

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
Cyclist arrived by the hundreds at the end of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Hope in 2019. Chris Duchaine/ Black Press

B.C.’s Ride to Conquer Cancer postponed until 2021

2,100 riders had signed up for the massive annual fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation

Cyclist arrived by the hundreds at the end of the Ride to Conquer Cancer in Hope in 2019. Chris Duchaine/ Black Press
Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

While coronavirus presents higher risk to immune compromised, cancer treatment remains important

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.

Improving the standard of care through brachytherapy

BC Cancer Foundation donors have played a significant role in advancing brachytherapy research

  • Jan 13, 2020
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.
It’s time for Movember! (File contributed/ Benjamin Wilson, spangdahlem.af.mil)

Welcome to mustache season: Movember begins

People can now start fundraising for men’s health initiatives for the month of November

It’s time for Movember! (File contributed/ Benjamin Wilson, spangdahlem.af.mil)
BC Cancer- Victoria welcomed the public to tour their facilities on Oct. 5, 2019. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)

BC Cancer Foundation opens doors to the Victoria public for tours of the facility

The tour showed visitors all the important work that goes on at BC Cancer-Victoria

BC Cancer- Victoria welcomed the public to tour their facilities on Oct. 5, 2019. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)
Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Tour de Rock comes home for grand finale on Friday

The team will ride into Centennial Square around 5 p.m.

Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Rosemary Walker cans up a storm. Walker will be selling jams and preserves at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope on Sept. 8 to honour her neighbour and friend who died from ovarian cancer. (Photo courtesy of Rosemary Walker)

Greater Victoria woman sells jam at cancer walk to ‘preserve’ friend’s memory

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope takes place Sept. 8 at Royal Roads University

Rosemary Walker cans up a storm. Walker will be selling jams and preserves at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope on Sept. 8 to honour her neighbour and friend who died from ovarian cancer. (Photo courtesy of Rosemary Walker)
Evelyn and Jeremy Chow with their two daughters. Jeremy is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia and requires a stem cell donor with a similar ethnic background as himself. He is part Canton-Chinese, part British. (Facebook/ Match4Jeremy)

Stem cell donor with rare genetic makeup needed to save Saanich man after cancer returns

Jeremy Chow is half Canton Chinese, half British and needs a donor with a similar ethnic background

Evelyn and Jeremy Chow with their two daughters. Jeremy is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia and requires a stem cell donor with a similar ethnic background as himself. He is part Canton-Chinese, part British. (Facebook/ Match4Jeremy)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix (left) and Premier John Horgan were at the Royal Jubilee Hospital to see the unveiling of a new PET/CT scanning suite at the BC Cancer Centre in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Islanders have new cancer screening option with $6.5 M diagnostic suite in Victoria

The Gordon Heys Family PET/CT Suite was unveiled at the BC Cancer Centre-Victoria

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix (left) and Premier John Horgan were at the Royal Jubilee Hospital to see the unveiling of a new PET/CT scanning suite at the BC Cancer Centre in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Volunteers are needed for an upcoming Mother’s Day Walk, organized by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.(Facebook/BCSC)

Volunteers needed for annual Mother’s Day walk

Breast Cancer Society of Canada hosts annual Mother’s Day event

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming Mother’s Day Walk, organized by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.(Facebook/BCSC)
Julian Lum is an immunologist who received a $1.08 million grant to study the relation between sugar, new immune cells and cancer (file contributed/ UVic)

UVic researcher gets $1.08 million to study the link between sugar, immune cells and cancer

Julian Lum will lead a study to see how a person’s diet can strengthen their immune cells

Julian Lum is an immunologist who received a $1.08 million grant to study the relation between sugar, new immune cells and cancer (file contributed/ UVic)
Bottles of RoundUp herbicide, once a product of Monsanto but now produced by Bayer, are displayed on a store shelf. Health Canada scientists do not believe there is any significant risk to human health and conducted a review with 20 of their scientists. (The Canadian Press/AP, Jeff Roberson)

Environmentalists take Health Canada to court over weed killer used on Saanich Peninsula

RoundUp products containing the active ingredient glyphosate back under the spotlight

Bottles of RoundUp herbicide, once a product of Monsanto but now produced by Bayer, are displayed on a store shelf. Health Canada scientists do not believe there is any significant risk to human health and conducted a review with 20 of their scientists. (The Canadian Press/AP, Jeff Roberson)
Jeff Cullen (left) and three other firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer training event for World Cancer Day 2019. Collectively, riders logged 200 km, to represent the more than 200,000 Canadians diagnosed with cancer every year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Fire Department hosts ride for World Cancer Day

Participants in the upcoming Ride to Conquer Cancer event logged 200 km on stationary bikes

Jeff Cullen (left) and three other firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer training event for World Cancer Day 2019. Collectively, riders logged 200 km, to represent the more than 200,000 Canadians diagnosed with cancer every year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)