Two Foundations – One Fight Against Cancer
BC Cancer Foundation’s Connection to the Canary Derby
The US-based Canary Foundation invested $1 million in the BC Cancer Foundation to support early detection cancer research that BC Cancer Agency researchers in Victoria are conducting, and then a second $1 million in Vancouver. Without BC Cancer Foundation donations supporting BC Cancer Agency researchers, this $1 million investment would not have happened.
What is happening in early detection cancer research?
The Canary Project
For many types of cancer, it is easier to treat and cure the cancer if it is found early. There are many different types of cancer, but most cancers begin with abnormal cells growing out of control, forming a lump or tumour. The tumour can continue to grow until the cancer begins to spread to other parts of the body. If the tumour can be found while it is still small and localized, it can often be cured by surgery and other standard treatments.
The Deeley Research Centre’s Antibody Research Unit is collaborating with Canary’s group of leading scientists from the United States to develop a rapid and accurate immunoassays that will detect cancers at an early stage, when they are still highly curable.
Your support of Canary Foundation and BC Cancer Foundation is making a difference!