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Medical Geneticist Joins Pancreas Centre BC

Kasmintan Schrader recently joined the University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer Agency as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and a staff physician at the Hereditary Cancer Program.  Dr. Schrader’s research will focus on understanding the genetic basis of pancreatic cancer susceptibility in individuals and families affected by the disease.


Cypress Challenge Raises $415,000!

On August 16, 2014, the 7th Annual Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge, in memory of Darren Latoski, raised an amazing $415,000 towards pancreatic cancer research. 

The climb is a fun way for cyclists to challenge themselves to reach a personal best, while helping defeat a particularly dangerous form of cancer.  This year hosted over 625 riders and 100% of the money raised benefits the BC Cancer Foundation and Pancreas Centre BC.


The 7th Annual Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge is in memory of Darren Latoski.

We invite everyone with a bike, a helmet, and the determination to pedal up the mountain to join us on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Cypress Mountain.

Individual cyclists have the option to climb 5km or 14km up Cypress Mountain. Individual entry in the challenge is by a minimum suggested early bird donation of $25.

Pancreas Centre IDEAS Grants

Pancreas Centre BC is holding a funding competition for investigators focused on pancreatic cancer research. Applications for IDEAS Grants up to a total of $80,000 CAD for a maximum period of 2 years are invited for basic science, translational and clinical pancreatic cancer projects in British Columbia. The submission deadline for full applications is October 15, 2014 at 4:00pm PST. Please click here for details.

Pancreatic Cancer Webinar

Drs. Charles Scudamore, David Schaeffer and Daniel Renouf presented a webinar “Pancreatic Cancer: New Hope and Insights into Pancreas Centre’ for the Family Practice Oncology Network in November.  The Family Practice Oncology Network exists to provide more comprehensive support for family physicians caring for cancer patients including the development of useful resources and tools.  These tools include Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities such as this webinar on pancreatic cancer.  Over 70 participants took part in the live webinar which allowed questions and discussion. 

Announcement of the recipients of the 2013 IDEAS Grants

The Pancreas Centre BC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 IDEAS Grants program competition. This research funding program was made possible by the generous donations from private donors. The centre received 14 applications and the research advisory committee was impressed with the high quality of science in the submitted proposals. Six proposals were recommended for funding based on high scientific merit, innovative approach and significance.


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