Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

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UBC project examines the LGBT experience with breast and gynecological cancers

Aug. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are leading the first nationwide project on how sexual and gender minorities experience cancer, highlighting previously overlooked communities’ perspectives on cancer care.

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Elaine Kingwell is a postdoctoral fellow at UBC's Faculty of Medicine and the Brain Research Centre at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (photo: Melissa Ashman).

Multiple sclerosis patients have lower risk of cancer: UBC-VCH research

Jun. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appear to have a lower cancer risk, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The study, published online in the journal Brain, is the first to investigate overall cancer risk in MS patients in North America. “Because the immune system [...]

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UBC researchers create more powerful “lab-on-a-chip” for genetic analysis

Jul. 26, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have invented a silicone chip that could make genetic analysis far more sensitive, rapid, and cost-effective by allowing individual cells to fall into place like balls in a pinball machine. The UBC device – about the size of a nine-volt battery – allows scientists to simultaneously analyze 300 cells individually by routing fluid [...]

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Innovative UBC-BC Cancer Agency system reduces waitlisting for chemotherapy patients

Jun. 27, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

The stress of scheduling chemotherapy treatments has been substantially reduced by a new technology created and implemented by a team of researchers from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer Agency.

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B.C. researchers gain $3.1M for rare cancer research Terry Fox Foundation

Sep. 16, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has received a $3.1-million grant from Terry Fox Foundation to study genetic aspects of rare cancers.

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BC Cancer Agency to lead $1.3-million program evaluating medical-isotope alternatives

Nov. 9, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

Together with TRIUMF and other partners, the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) has received a $1.3-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop an alternative source of medical isotopes. The BC grant is the largest out of seven nationally funded projects.

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UBC profs and BC Cancer Agency team decode entire genome of metastatic breast cancer

Oct. 8, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

Prof. Sam Aparicio of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology, and Prof. of Medical Genetics Marco Marra, create landmark genome that illuminates cancer development and offers new hope for fighting the disease.

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Depression Increases Cancer Mortality Rate

Sep. 14, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

Depression can affect a cancer patient’s likelihood of survival, according to UBC researchers who have conducted the world’s first analysis of existing cancer and depression research.

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