August 23, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control supports the decision by health authorities to require health care workers who come into contact with patients to get the influenza vaccine or wear masks during the flu season as part of an expanded prevention program.
August 21, 2012
A BC research team has identified a set of molecular markers that can better determine whether individuals with oral pre-cancerous lesions are at high risk of having those lesions progress to oral cancer.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
August 15, 2012
With reports of toddlers falling out of windows during the past few weeks, BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Ambulance Service strongly urge parents and caregivers to install proper safety latches on windows.
August 1, 2012
Higher temperatures mean more mosquitoes, and the BC Centre for Disease Control is warning that some of them may carry West Nile Virus.
July 30, 2012
People in Surrey and surrounding communities looking for information about cancer now have a new resource to answer their questions.
July 27, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control is encouraging people to get tested for hepatitis as part of an awareness campaign for World Hepatitis Day on July 28.
The focus of this year’s international campaign is on hepatitis A, B and E. In British Columbia, an estimated 60,000 people are infected with hepatitis B and are at risk for developing liver disease, liver failure or liver cancer.
July 26, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding the public there’s a risk of illness associated with eating raw or undercooked bivalve shellfish such as oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, and cockles.
Shellfish may accumulate bacteria (Vibrio parahaemolyticus), viruses (norovirus, hepatitis A), and toxins (paralytic shellfish poisoning, diarrhetic shellfish poisoning) or other impurities present in the water. Thorough cooking destroys bacteria and viruses, but does not destroy toxins.
July 25, 2012
Paediatric cancer patients are one step closer to being treated with new, less toxic and more precise drug therapies. In partnership with clinicians at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Ontario and 46 cancer centres around the world, scientists at the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) are obtaining a DNA-level understanding of medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood cancer.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
July 24, 2012
There’s no doubt about it – you’ve got to be fit to ride in the third annual “Triple Crown for Heart,” a unique charity event in support of young heart patients at BC Children’s Hospital.On Saturday July 28, 2012, participants will cycle more than 100 km up three mountains on the north shore.
July 23, 2012
Responding to demand from mid-island residents, the BC
Cancer Agency is bringing the province’s largest-ever cancer prevention study to Nanaimo.
The BC Generations Project is inviting area residents to participate in the study over the coming month by making an appointment to visit its temporary assessment centre in Nanaimo.