October 18, 2017
VANCOUVER - Canadian researchers have developed a predictive model for detecting lung cancer in early stages when the disease has a greater potential to be curable. The Pan Can Model, developed by a team of health researchers across the country, uses a wider range of factors that contributes to lung cancer compared with current screening practices.
July 13, 2017
The inspiring story of Maxine Koutnekoff, a participant in one of our previous research studies on the early detection of lung cancer.
Maxine Koutnekoff was 11 years old when she started smoking."Almost everyone smoked back then in the sixties. We simply didn't know any better," said Maxine. "For the next 30 years, I smoked a couple packs a day.
July 10, 2017
Some of the cutting-edge research being used in the B.C. Lung Screen Trial.
Lung cancer continues to be the most common cause of cancer death in Canada and around the world. Each year, it kills 20,000 Canadians. That's more than breast, prostate, cervical, and colorectal cancer combined.
June 20, 2017
This new report from the Canadian Cancer Society outlines the dramatic impact that cancer has on Canadians. Importantly, lung cancer remains one of the most common forms of cancer. The B.C. Lung Screen Trial aims to improve lung cancer outcomes by finding these cancers earlier when they are more treatable.
Almost one in every two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and one in four Canadians will die from the disease, a new report by the Canadian Cancer Society predicts. 'Currently, every year we're seeing an increase in the number of cancer cases in Canada.'