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BC Cancer
June 18, 2012
When the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North opens in late 2012, northern BC residents will be able to receive radiation therapy for the first time in their home region. The new service will be provided through two state-of-the-art linear accelerators (radiation therapy units) now in place at the facility being constructed in Prince George.
BC Transplant
May 28, 2012
BC Transplant presented “Gift of Life” medals to 39 living donors during a ceremony held at Vancouver General Hospital this afternoon.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
May 28, 2012
BC Children’s Hospital and BC Centre for Disease Control are providing parents and guardians tips to prevent children from being poisoned with today marking the start of Safe Kids Week.
BC Cancer
May 22, 2012
The BC Cancer Agency has issued a letter to physicians and their patients who might be affected by faulty rectal paddle devices used during radiation therapy treatment of some patients with cancer of the cervix between November 2007 and April 2012.
BC Renal Agency
May 18, 2012
The BC Renal Agency has won a national award for its PROMIS information system, which maintains the medical record for patients with kidney disease across British Columbia.
BC Children's and Sunny Hill
May 16, 2012
As the weather warms up, so does the potential of young children falling out of windows without proper security locks. Already, three toddlers have fallen through open windows since April.
BCCDC
May 1, 2012
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is advising travelers destined for many parts of the world including Europe and the Summer Olympic Games in London to ensure that their measles vaccination is up to date.
BC Transplant
April 23, 2012
Organ donations increased by 17 per cent during the fiscal year April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, but BC Transplant is renewing its call to increase donor registration this year in British Columbia.
PHSA
April 20, 2012
Just in time for Earth Day, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012.
BC Cancer
April 18, 2012
Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency and UBC have identified new breast cancer genes that could change the way the disease is diagnosed and form the basis of next-generation treatments.

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