The Rising Stars program was established to celebrate Dr. Connie Eaves’ Gairdner Wightman Award, her election to the Royal Society in the UK and her appointment to the Order of Canada. A pioneer in her field, Dr. Eaves has been a mentor to many young researchers at BC Cancer and a long-time advocate for equal opportunities in cancer research. To…
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The Dynamic Brain Circuits research excellence cluster’s new iMAP (in vivo Mesoscale Assessment of the neuroProjectome) project is using advanced imaging tools to assess and manipulate brain circuits in animal models of human brain disorders. Led by Dr. Tim Murphy and managed by Research Associate Jeff LeDue, iMAP discoveries will lead to new treatments, called circuit-based therapeutics, which can be personalized to an…
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In celebration of Global Biotech Week, today at the national BIONATION 2022 conference, the leaders of Genome Canada and adMare BioInnovations announced a new strategic partnership to support the translation of genomics research into commercialization opportunities in healthcare. Genomics-enabled precision health tools are speeding up diagnoses and improving health outcomes and disease management for Canadians. They are critical to the…
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The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) has launched the VCHRI Strategic Plan 2022- 2027: Integrating Research Innovation and Health Care. Read the strategic plan on their website to learn more about their plan to achieve meaningful and sustainable outcomes for patients, families and the research community.
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​October is breast cancer awareness month. BC Cancer’s leading edge Cancer Single Cell Dynamics Observatory, a first of its kind in Canada, is bringing a whole new understanding of how breast, and other types of cancer cells, interact with other cells in the body and change over time. The observatory will provide access to new and developing technology that will provide…
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Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. “These awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of faculty and staff who embody our values of respect, integrity, compassion, collaboration and equity — helping us to transform health for everyone.”
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BioVaxys Technology Corp. announced today that in an action that further expands the value of their IP portfolio, the Company has broadened the patent coverage for its viral vaccine platform by filing an international patent application through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) for BVX-1021, it’s vaccine for SARS1 and other sarbecoviruses. BVX-1021 is the subject of an ongoing research collaboration…
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Dr. Jessica Dennis from UBC and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute received a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar Award to investigate the genomic mechanisms underlying the prenatal and early childhood origins of mental illness in children. See which other Vancouver researchers received grants, awards, and fellowships in September.
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Not Just a Risk: Understanding Cancer Genes Can Reveal How Early Tumours Form

Mutations in the Breast Cancer 1 (BRCA1) gene or Breast Cancer 2 (BRCA2) gene are well-known to substantially increase a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. They have also been implicated in the development of cancer in other tissues, including some childhood cancers such as neuroblastoma, brain tumours and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
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SARS-CoV-2 anti-spike antibody concentrations and angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) inhibition have been used as surrogates to live viral neutralizing antibody titers; however, validity among vaccinated individuals is unclear. We tested the correlation of these measures among vaccinated participants, and examined subgroups based on duration since vaccination and vaccine dosing intervals. We analyzed 120 samples from two-dose mRNA vaccinees without previous…
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