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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.
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.
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.
April 12, 2012
The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is informing the public that if they have consumed Pomeberry Blend frozen berries manufactured by Western Family in the past 14 days they may be eligible to receive a dose of hepatitis A vaccine.
April 10, 2012
A one-time human papillomavirus vaccine program will be offered to women in British Columbia who were born in 1991, 1992 and 1993 to protect them from cervical cancer.
BC Cancer
April 4, 2012
BC Cancer Agency scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of triple negative breast cancer, which could lead to more effective treatment.

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