Cancer

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19

While coronavirus presents higher risk to immune compromised, cancer treatment remains important

Cancer patients urged to keep all appointments, if possible, despite COVID-19
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: B.C. businesses help create dream treehouse for boy recovering from cancer

‘It was kind of a bright shining beacon at the end of a horrible, dark tunnel’

The completed treehouse on Mayne Island built by a handful of Parksville businesses as part of a Children’s Wish initiative for eleven-year old Kai Hennessey. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.

Improving the standard of care through brachytherapy

BC Cancer Foundation donors have played a significant role in advancing brachytherapy research

  • Jan 13, 2020
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.
It’s time for Movember! (File contributed/ Benjamin Wilson, spangdahlem.af.mil)

Welcome to mustache season: Movember begins

People can now start fundraising for men’s health initiatives for the month of November

It’s time for Movember! (File contributed/ Benjamin Wilson, spangdahlem.af.mil)
BC Cancer- Victoria welcomed the public to tour their facilities on Oct. 5, 2019. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)

BC Cancer Foundation opens doors to the Victoria public for tours of the facility

The tour showed visitors all the important work that goes on at BC Cancer-Victoria

BC Cancer- Victoria welcomed the public to tour their facilities on Oct. 5, 2019. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)
Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Tour de Rock comes home for grand finale on Friday

The team will ride into Centennial Square around 5 p.m.

Cops 4 Cancer Tour de Rock riders arrive at Oak Bay High school to students cheering, throwing confetti and a marching band to help with the grand entrance. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Rosemary Walker cans up a storm. Walker will be selling jams and preserves at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope on Sept. 8 to honour her neighbour and friend who died from ovarian cancer. (Photo courtesy of Rosemary Walker)

Greater Victoria woman sells jam at cancer walk to ‘preserve’ friend’s memory

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope takes place Sept. 8 at Royal Roads University

Rosemary Walker cans up a storm. Walker will be selling jams and preserves at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope on Sept. 8 to honour her neighbour and friend who died from ovarian cancer. (Photo courtesy of Rosemary Walker)
Evelyn and Jeremy Chow with their two daughters. Jeremy is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia and requires a stem cell donor with a similar ethnic background as himself. He is part Canton-Chinese, part British. (Facebook/ Match4Jeremy)

Stem cell donor with rare genetic makeup needed to save Saanich man after cancer returns

Jeremy Chow is half Canton Chinese, half British and needs a donor with a similar ethnic background

Evelyn and Jeremy Chow with their two daughters. Jeremy is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia and requires a stem cell donor with a similar ethnic background as himself. He is part Canton-Chinese, part British. (Facebook/ Match4Jeremy)
BC Health Minister Adrian Dix (left) and Premier John Horgan were at the Royal Jubilee Hospital to see the unveiling of a new PET/CT scanning suite at the BC Cancer Centre in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Islanders have new cancer screening option with $6.5 M diagnostic suite in Victoria

The Gordon Heys Family PET/CT Suite was unveiled at the BC Cancer Centre-Victoria

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix (left) and Premier John Horgan were at the Royal Jubilee Hospital to see the unveiling of a new PET/CT scanning suite at the BC Cancer Centre in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Volunteers are needed for an upcoming Mother’s Day Walk, organized by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.(Facebook/BCSC)

Volunteers needed for annual Mother’s Day walk

Breast Cancer Society of Canada hosts annual Mother’s Day event

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming Mother’s Day Walk, organized by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.(Facebook/BCSC)
Julian Lum is an immunologist who received a $1.08 million grant to study the relation between sugar, new immune cells and cancer (file contributed/ UVic)

UVic researcher gets $1.08 million to study the link between sugar, immune cells and cancer

Julian Lum will lead a study to see how a person’s diet can strengthen their immune cells

Julian Lum is an immunologist who received a $1.08 million grant to study the relation between sugar, new immune cells and cancer (file contributed/ UVic)
Bottles of RoundUp herbicide, once a product of Monsanto but now produced by Bayer, are displayed on a store shelf. Health Canada scientists do not believe there is any significant risk to human health and conducted a review with 20 of their scientists. (The Canadian Press/AP, Jeff Roberson)

Environmentalists take Health Canada to court over weed killer used on Saanich Peninsula

RoundUp products containing the active ingredient glyphosate back under the spotlight

Bottles of RoundUp herbicide, once a product of Monsanto but now produced by Bayer, are displayed on a store shelf. Health Canada scientists do not believe there is any significant risk to human health and conducted a review with 20 of their scientists. (The Canadian Press/AP, Jeff Roberson)
Jeff Cullen (left) and three other firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer training event for World Cancer Day 2019. Collectively, riders logged 200 km, to represent the more than 200,000 Canadians diagnosed with cancer every year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Fire Department hosts ride for World Cancer Day

Participants in the upcoming Ride to Conquer Cancer event logged 200 km on stationary bikes

Jeff Cullen (left) and three other firefighters from the Victoria Fire Department participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer training event for World Cancer Day 2019. Collectively, riders logged 200 km, to represent the more than 200,000 Canadians diagnosed with cancer every year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Nearly 30,000 in B.C. will get a cancer diagnosis this year - Rain Walk helps fund support

Nearly 30,000 in B.C. will get a cancer diagnosis this year – Rain Walk helps fund support

Annual InspireHealth Rain Walk raises awareness and funds for free supportive cancer care services

Nearly 30,000 in B.C. will get a cancer diagnosis this year - Rain Walk helps fund support
Surrey’s Keven Drews doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he knows how we wants to use it. (Photo submitted)

Before his death, B.C.’s Keven Drews learned real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the inevitable end, something inside Keven Drews didn’t let him stop living

Surrey’s Keven Drews doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he knows how we wants to use it. (Photo submitted)
Rachel Staples was diagnosed with cancer May 2015, and participated in last year’s cancer run as a patient. This year she’s participating having finished her treatment. (Submitted photo)

Breast cancer survivors, patients, loved ones band together Sunday in Saanich

CIBC’s Run for the Cure takes place this weekend at UVic

Rachel Staples was diagnosed with cancer May 2015, and participated in last year’s cancer run as a patient. This year she’s participating having finished her treatment. (Submitted photo)
Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer

Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer

Register for the paddle at Willows Beach and contribute to Island Kids Cancer

  • Sep 5, 2017
Paddle for Health raises funds for Vancouver Island families affected by cancer