Cancer

Through innovative research on cancer treatment and prevention, members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine are attacking cancer on several fronts. Building from a rich tradition of discovery science, our people and partners are taking hold of new technologies and are exploring new areas of research to advance knowledge and improve care.

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Dr. Michael Kobor to lead new UBC research program in healthy aging

The Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program is aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives.
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B.C.-developed strategy reduces ovarian cancer risk: new study

Research shows that pre-emptive removal of the fallopian tubes, called opportunistic salpingectomy, will help save lives.
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New commentary confirms flaws in study that shaped current breast cancer screening guidelines

Researchers say trial results are unreliable and should not be used to inform policies on breast cancer screening.
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Chemotherapy drug puts young children with cancer at high risk of hearing loss

75 per cent of patients five years old and younger had experienced cisplatin-related hearing loss three years after starting therapy.
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New study examines ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer tumours, paving the way for new treatment strategies

UBC and BC Cancer researchers have uncovered a weakness in a key enzyme that solid tumour cancer cells rely on to adapt and survive.
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Clinical trial aims to improve outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer after surgery

The trial will assess whether a simple blood test can detect circulating tumour DNA after surgery.
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Scientists obtain real-time look at how cancers evolve

A new study shows it may be possible for researchers to predict how breast cancer tumours will evolve over time.
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Pilot project to bring access to cancer clinical trial care closer to home for patients in northwest B.C.

The project is part of an international clinical trial led by Dr. Robert Olson.
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Childhood cancer discovery may stop tumour spread before it starts

New understanding of how Ewing sarcoma tumours travel through the body has the potential to prevent metastatic spread in a number of cancer types.
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Biotechnology in B.C.—future treatments and potential cures for cancer

Dr. Peter Zandstra explains how the pandemic is shaping biotechnology in B.C., and discusses some of the novel treatments and potential cures for other diseases underway at biotechnology company Notch.
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