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Pancreas Centre BC
Pancreas Centre BC is dedicated to advancing care for British Columbians with pancreatic cancer by making research discoveries that we can rapidly translate into better treatments.
Founded in 2012, our centre is a unique partnership between the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia (UBC). Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health's flagship hospital, is known for its expertise in diagnosis, surgery and pathology of pancreatic cancer.
The BC Cancer Agency is world renowned for its progress in cancer detection, treatment and research. Agency experts oversee cancer screening and treatment for the province. In addition, the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre is home to prominent scientists who study cancer biology, genomics and population based outcomes. Many of these researchers are UBC faculty, or affiliated with other Universities across BC.
We exist because generous donors believe that research is the key that will unlock the mysteries of pancreatic cancer and save more lives.
We thank the donors of the BC Cancer Foundation and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation for making it possible to establish a major pancreatic cancer research centre here in B.C.top
We can and will save lives if patients, researchers, donors, governments, and funding agencies continue to work together through this unique centre.
The very presence of Pancreas Centre BC strengthens our partnerships and provides a unique opportunity to make B.C. a world leader in research into the early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreas Centre BC will conduct team-driven translational research to discover the causes of pancreatic cancer development and progression as well as to develop innovative therapy and early diagnosis techniques. These discoveries will be used to develop new services and techniques that will reduce suffering and improve survival for patients.
- Outstanding research
- Best care for patients
- Mentorship and education of future clinicians and scientists
- To understand how pancreatic cancer develops
- To research potential screening methods for people predisposed to pancreatic cancer
- To research potential new drug delivery systems
- To identify new drug targets and drug development that will increase long term survival
The key to making strides in pancreatic cancer treatment is close collaborations between clinicians, scientists and patients.
Dan RenoufMD, MPH, FRCPC
David F. Schaeffer
David F. SchaefferMD, FRCPC
Charles ScudamoreMD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC, FRCS
Marcel BallyBSc, MSc, PhD
Francois BenardMSc, PhD
Jean BuckleyMD, RCPSC
Andrew K. Buczkowski
Andrew K. BuczkowskiMD, FRCSC
Michael ByrneMD, FRCPC
Winson CheungMD, MPH, FRCPC
Stephen ChungMD, PhD, FRCSC
Carol CreminMSc, CCGC
Fergal DonnellanMD, MRCPI
Blake GilksMD, FRCPC
Sharlene GillMD, MPH, FRCPC
Alison HarrisMBChB, MRCP, FRCR(GB), FRCPC
Julie HoMHA, CHE
Carolyn HoeschenNP(F), MN, BN, BSc
Sarah Howard BSc
David HuntsmanMD, FRCPC
Stephanie IrvineBSc. RD
JANEL KOPPBSC, PHD
Steve KallogerBSc, MSc
Hagen KenneckeMD, FRCPC
Christian KollmannsbergerMD, FRCPC
Eric C. S. Lam
Eric C. S. LamMD, FRCPC
Howard LimMD, PhD, FRCPC
Marco MarraBSc, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Robert McMasterMSc, PhD, DPhil
Ryan MorinMSc, PhD
David A. Owen
David A. OwenMB, FRCPC
Robyn RoscoeBSc, PMP
KASMINTAN SCHRADERMBBS, FRCPC, PHD, DABMG
Maja Segedi MD, MPH, FRCSC
Michelle StormsBScN RN CCRP
Douglas L. Webber
Douglas L. WebberMD, FRCPC
Alan WeissMD, FRCPC
Hui-li WongMBBS, FRACP
Charles ZwirewichMD, FRCPC
Providing clinicians and researchers the opportunity to access additional postgraduate training is one of Pancreas Centre BC's main areas of focus.
Because of our diversity, we can offer a fertile environment for basic, translational and clinical research.
We currently support an anatomical pathology-specific gastrointestinal/pancreatobiliary clinical fellowship for a board-certified pathologist and a gastrointestinal oncology fellowship for a board-certified medical oncologist. In addition, we support postgraduate research fellows that work with our collaborators on pancreas-specific research projects.
We will continue to expand our training capacity to ensure that B.C. patients access the best — and best-trained — researchers and clinicians possible.
For training opportunites, please send your inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org