About Leukemia and Myeloma
Over 6,000 new cases of leukemia are currently being diagnosed in Canada every year with a projected doubling of that number in the next 2 decades. With present treatments (that have barely changed in 3 decades), overall 5-year survival rates are at best ~50% (the 9th worst prognosis for all cancer types) and the long-term quality of life in many of these survivors is significantly compromised. Clearly new treatment strategies are urgently needed.
Multiple Myeloma is a blood cancer that is associated with the abnormal behavior and uncontrolled growth of white blood cells. > 2200 Canadians are newly diagnosed in Canada per year and the disease remains relatively unknown. To date there is no cure, but advancements in research and treatment are enabling patients to live better and longer lives than before.
Partners & Sponsors
The Leukemia and Myeloma Program of BC is grateful for funds raised at the 2018 BC Cancer Foundation Inspiration Gala.
BC Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of BC Cancer, is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, and works with 90,000 donors and communities to advance research and enhance care for the people of B.C. Together, BC CAN change the outcome for each person facing this disease. BC CAN break down cancer.
Support partners for this research also include: