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Genome British Columbia announces new Chief Executive Officer

Monday, April 18, 2016

Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Spothelfer as President & Chief Executive Officer beginning Monday, June 6. 

Dr. Spothelfer joins Genome BC with a wealth of business and commercialization experience with which to lead the organization into the next decade. In the current strategic plan 2015-2020, Genome BC lays the long-term foundation to grow genomics applications, translation and commercialization in BC. 

New Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team to Fight Brain Cancer in Children and Adults

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Canada has a brand new team of researchers working to develop novel treatments for brain cancers in children and adults. Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science, was at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto today to announce that the Government of Canada is providing $10 million in funding to the Stand Up To Cancer Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team.

Biology of tumour changes when childhood brain cancer recurs, Canadian study finds

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New researchco-led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the BC Cancer Agencyoffers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children withrecurrent medulloblastoma,the most common cancerous brain tumour in children.  Thestudy, part of the Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC) project, is published in the January 13 online edition of Nature.

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