Canadian Cancer Society

BC Cancer Kelowna has technology that’s the first of its kind in Canada, an adaptive radiation machine that makes the planning process faster. (Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

First in Canada cancer radiation machine in Kelowna

The machine uses artificial intelligence and makes the planning process exponentially faster

 

The UVic Vikes raised $29,000 with this year’s Shoot for the Cure. (Courtesy of UVic)

UVic Vikes raise $29,000 to fight cancer, smashing last year’s fundraiser record

Personal experiences inspire contributions to annual Shoot for the Cure

 

Jacob Koomen takes his bike out for a spin near his home in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Senior to cycle length of Vancouver Island to raise funds for cancer research

Long distance rides are no big deal for 73-year-old cyclist Jacob Koomen

 

(Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)

Canadian researchers developing blood test to detect lung cancer early and save lives

‘If lung cancer is detected early then treatment outcomes improve enormously,’ says Dr. David Wishart

(Simon Dawson/Pool via AP)
Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary’s Diana Lenihan, left, and Nancy Southern with a $10,000 cheque for the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock campaign. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Volunteer Dee Lawrence sorts items for a garage sale as the Canadian Cancer Society’s Nanaimo office is closing permanently. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s cancer society office closing permanently

Office had been temporarily closed since March due to COVID-19

Volunteer Dee Lawrence sorts items for a garage sale as the Canadian Cancer Society’s Nanaimo office is closing permanently. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Cheryl Iwanowsky, a business owner from Port Alberni, is asking BC Ferries to reinstate her assured loading letter so her regular trips to the cancer centre in Vancouver for treatment aren’t so stressful. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Sick Vancouver Island residents battle BC Ferries for access

Medically assured loading aboard ferries welcomed, but pair say issue is bigger

Cheryl Iwanowsky, a business owner from Port Alberni, is asking BC Ferries to reinstate her assured loading letter so her regular trips to the cancer centre in Vancouver for treatment aren’t so stressful. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Sol Watts, right, has raised more than $1,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his grandfather, Wally Samuel Sr., left. (PHOTO COURTESY SAMUEL FAMILY)

Vancouver Island boy raises more than $1K for cancer research

Eight-year-old Sol ran to show support for the grandfather he can’t hug right now

Sol Watts, right, has raised more than $1,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of his grandfather, Wally Samuel Sr., left. (PHOTO COURTESY SAMUEL FAMILY)
The Canadian Cancer Society will no longer be taking hair donations (Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Cancer Society stops accepting hair donations

A switch to synthetic wigs will lighten costs for cancer patients

The Canadian Cancer Society will no longer be taking hair donations (Wikimedia Commons)