New funding for cancer in B.C. will go a long way for research, says some

Christy Clark’s announcement on behalf of the province of British Columbia pledging $3 million to cancer genomics research is miracle, say some, although any time money is being donated to cancer research is a ‘fabulous deal.’

Christy Clark announced on Jan. 11, 2016 B.C.'s government funding of $3 million to the BC Cancer Foundation. Photo: flickr

Christy Clark announced on Jan. 11, 2016 B.C.’s government funding of $3 million to the BC Cancer Foundation. Photo: flickr

“The future of cancer care is personalized, leading to the best, targeted treatments for the most challenging cases – and we’ve already seen a number of success stories coming out of this program,” said Premier Clark in a press release.

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Langara Cancer Connection co-founder determined to make a difference

Pourya Eslami didn’t always want to be an oncologist.

Having studied international business and management in Amsterdam, his interest in medicine moved him, and then his family from Iran, to Canada two years ago so he could follow that path. His father — a doctor — continues dividing time between Vancouver and Iran treating patients.

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