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Research News & Stories

Research-related news and stories from PHSA, from all programs and services.

BC Renal executive director to be honoured with international research award

Pile of plastic bottles, tubes and syringes(March 1, 2024)
In April, Dr. Adeera Levin will be the recipient of a 2024 International Society of Nephrology (ISN) award that recognizes outstanding research in nephrology with a clinical emphasis.

Read the announcement 


Government of Canada invests $20 million to improve health outcomes of children living with rare diseases

Child in a headscarf cuddling a stuffed toy(February 28, 2024)
The federal Minister of Health announced funding for the creation of RareKids-CAN: Pediatric Rare Disease Clinical Trials and Treatment Network, of which BC Children's Hospital Research Institute will be a part.

Read about the discovery


New class of biomarker could better predict treatment outcomes for Hodgkin lymphoma

Selection of vegetables and fruit(January 29, 2024)
Researchers with BC Cancer have discovered a way to better predict treatment outcomes in patients with relapsed and refractory, or treatment-resistant, classic Hodgkin lymphoma.

Read more about the study


Prescribing opioids to people with opioid use disorder prevented deaths in B.C.

Opioid prescribing was associated with a 61% lower rate of death from any cause the week after the prescription was filled(January 11, 2024)
New research published this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), evaluates the effectiveness of B.C.'s Risk Mitigation Guidance based on a study done by BCCDC.

Read about the study


A roadmap for individualized malignant prostate cancer care

Magnified biological image(January 4, 2024)
An important new study led by BC Cancer scientist Dr. Alexander Wyatt is the first to indicate that cancer complexity within the prostate may be driving tumour proliferation.

Read about the prostate cancer study


PHSA shares latest annual Research and Student Education Metrics Report

PHSA Research and Student Education(December 11, 2023)
PHSA, one of the country’s largest academic health science organizations, is pleased to present the consolidated Research and Student Education Metrics Report for financial year 2022-2023.

Read about the metrics report


Applying mathematics to lung cancer prevention

Portrait of Dr. Rafael Meza smiling(December 1, 2023)
Dr. Rafael Meza’s newest research, published by JAMA Health Forum on Dec. 1., focuses on trends in U.S. adult smoking prevalence.

Read about Dr. Meza's research


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