Cancer

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)
Brandon Ford, Ryan Smythe, Ritchie Rae and Kyle Meston stand behind Kai in his newly-built treehouse on Mayne Island. (Courtesy of Kevin Hennessey)

‘Epic sky palace’: Island 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’

Brandon Ford, Ryan Smythe, Ritchie Rae and Kyle Meston stand behind Kai in his newly-built treehouse on Mayne Island. (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.
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)
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)

Donor with rare genetics needed to help treat cancer-stricken Vancouver Island man

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)
The Royal Jubilee Hospital is the home of a new PET/CT scanning suite at the BC Cancer Centre in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital home to new cancer diagnostic suite

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

The Royal Jubilee Hospital is the home of a new PET/CT scanning suite at the BC Cancer Centre in Victoria (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
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)
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)
Surrey’s Keven Drews doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he knows how we wants to use it. (Photo submitted)

Facing reality of death, Surrey man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside let Keven Drews won’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)