The Pancreas Centre BC is dedicated to advancing research to find effective early detection methods and better treatments for pancreatic cancer patients.
The Pancreas Centre BC is a multidisciplinary centre of world-class experts involving the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the University of British Columbia. The Centre was established as a result of generous private donations. Supported by BC Cancer Foundation and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, the Centre is dedicated to advancing care for British Columbians with pancreatic cancer through research.
The research goals are focused on four major areas:
- To understand how pancreatic cancer develops
- To research potential screening methods for people predisposed to pancreatic cancer
- To research potential new drug delivery systems
- To identify new drug targets and drug development that will increase long term survival
Dr. Charles Scudamore, Steering Committee Chair
Dr. Dan Renouf, Co-director
Dr. David Schaeffer, Co-director
- The centre has five core components that support pancreatic research:
- Translational Research
- Microarray Unit
- Clinical Trials Unit
- Outcomes Unit
- The centre is excited to support researchers engaged in pancreatic cancer research for pilot projects through IDEAS grant funding.
- The centre has about 25 principle and affiliated investigators and an active training program.
- The centre supports an anatomical pathology clinical fellowship, a gastrointestinal oncology fellowship for a board-certified medical oncologist and postgraduate research fellows.
Pancreas Centre BC
The Diamond Centre, Room 5186, 5th Floor
2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604.875.4111 x 22143
For more information visit: http://pancreascentrebc.ca/