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Oct 13 2015

Destructive disease shows potential as a cancer treatment

Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks.

This new approach, which halted the growth of various tumours in mice, was based on a discovery by collaborators at the University of Copenhagen. While exploring why pregnant women are particularly susceptible to malaria, they found that the mosquito-borne parasite produces a protein that binds to a particular type of sugar molecule in the placenta.

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Sep 29 2014

Prostate Cancer Canada Translational Acceleration Grant awarded to Drs. Rennie, Cherkasov and Tomlinson-Guns

September 26, 2014 - Prostate Cancer Canada today annouced the results of their funding decision in their Translation Acceleration Grant competition TAG2: Novel Therapeutics for Advanced Disease.  This funding is for groups studying novel therapeutics and treatment options for metastatic and castrate-resistant prostate cancer, for  projects aimed at eliminating advanced disease from affected men. Co-lead by Drs.

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Sep 12 2014

BGI and the Vancouver Prostate Centre Announce Partnership to Create Joint Research Laboratory for Advancement of Translational Cancer Research

SHENZHEN, China and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 12, 2014 – BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, based in China, and The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), a global leader in translational research in cancer, today announced the establishment of the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory, a sequencing and translational research facility, to jointly discover and advance basic and translational programs in oncology, including precision oncology.

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Aug 25 2014

New National Health Sciences Accelerator, Accel-Rx Formally Launched as a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research

With the awarding of $14.5M under the Canadian government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR)) Program, as announced earlier this morning by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Accel-Rx - Canada’s Health Sciences Accelerator is officially launched.The Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator is a national organization focused on maximizing new health sciences company creation, and ensuring start-ups have the resources they need to enable them to stay and grow in Canada and give rise to a new gen

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