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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.

$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.


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