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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.

$3 million donation to Pancreas Centre BC

On July 9 2013, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation celebrated the dedication of the Jack and Darlene Poole Surgical Centre for Pancreatic Cancer. The Jack & Darlene Poole Foundation donated $3 million to help tackle this major and most under-funded of our health care challenges. This significant gift is helping to establish Pancreas Centre BC at VGH, in partnership with the BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia. The Centre will work to improve early detection and treatment, increase survival rates and provide realistic hope for both patients and their families.

2013 Cypress Challenge Registration is Live!

We look forward to hosting the Cypress Challenge every year. We welcome riders of all abilities from across the Lower Mainland to challenge themselves to reach their personal best, while helping defeat a particularly dangerous form of cancer.

Are you ready to join us to ride up Cypress Mountain? Is this your first hill climb? Or will you help by pushing yourself to a personal best on the climb? The choice is yours. All you need is the determination to pedal to the top for the Cypress Mountain Challenge.

One man’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis sparks major initiative to change outcomes of the deadly disease

A new research effort at the BC Cancer Agency will seek to understand pancreatic cancer at the biological level, and to improve diagnosis, treatment and survival for patients. The 2012 BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala will advance this momentous undertaking, known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research Initiative.

In the four short months between his pancreatic cancer diagnosis and his death, Bob Hager set the building blocks in place to initiate change and to inspire the development of a centre of excellence in pancreatic cancer research and care in B.C. 


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