Cancer

Dwayne Buckle on Hightway 1 en-route from Red Deer to Port Hardy. (Submitted photo)The long road ahead. (Dwayne Buckle photo)

Alberta man walking over 1,000 km through B.C. to honour family lost to cancer

“I’ll do anything I can to get a cure for this disease. If I had to walk to the moon, I would.”

 

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Fruitvale resident Jack LaRocque wants people to know that anyone can be affected by lung cancer, even non-smokers. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay man shares experience, non-smokers get lung cancer too

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. Sales of medications to treat cancer have nearly tripled in Canada over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion last year, a report by a federal agency says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, AP, NCI Center for Cancer Research

Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Medicines with 28-day treatment costs exceeding $7,500 made up 43 per cent of private plan oncology drug costs

 

Members of the Township of Langley Fire Department dawn pink for 2020 Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley firefighters go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Donation benefits Canadian Cancer Society

Members of the Township of Langley Fire Department dawn pink for 2020 Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kimberly Berger poses for a photo with her son, Jonah, 12, in this undated handout photo. Berger and her son travelled to Seattle, Wash., last February where he underwent proton beam therapy for a brain tumour at a private clinic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Kimberly Berger *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Experts, national parents group, call for specialized proton therapy clinic in Canada

Proton radiotherapy uses a beam of protons to irradiate cancerous tissue in children and adults

Kimberly Berger poses for a photo with her son, Jonah, 12, in this undated handout photo. Berger and her son travelled to Seattle, Wash., last February where he underwent proton beam therapy for a brain tumour at a private clinic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Kimberly Berger *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Abbotsford’s Jacob Bredenhof (right) rides with Darrell Fox between Abbotsford and Hope on Sept. 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

Abbotsford’s Jacob Bredenhof (right) rides with Darrell Fox between Abbotsford and Hope on Sept. 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)
George Garrett, co-founder of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society, has retired from the organization. (File photo)

Co-founder of Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society retires

Surrey’s George Garrett, who helped create the program in 2016, leaves ‘substantial’ legacy

George Garrett, co-founder of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society, has retired from the organization. (File photo)
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., on August 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., on August 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Google Doodle unveils illustration of Terry Fox on anniversary of first run

Google Doodle unveils illustration of Terry Fox on anniversary of first run

Doodle was created by Canadian artist Lynn Scurfield

Google Doodle unveils illustration of Terry Fox on anniversary of first run
Justice Granger, 8, from 100 Mile House, is recovering from a bone marrow transplant at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. His older sister Serenity was the donor. On Sunday, Sept. 6, the family became the fourth to benefit from the “Adeline Samborski 5k giveaway” fund launched by a Langley father and son. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A Langley campaign to help with the financial burden of battling cancer aids a fourth family

COVID-19 likely to put a crimp in fundraising by father and son

Justice Granger, 8, from 100 Mile House, is recovering from a bone marrow transplant at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. His older sister Serenity was the donor. On Sunday, Sept. 6, the family became the fourth to benefit from the “Adeline Samborski 5k giveaway” fund launched by a Langley father and son. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - This July 21, 2014 file photo shows actor Chadwick Boseman posing for a portrait in New York. Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

Chadwick Boseman’s death leaves saddening mark on rough 2020

The actor died at the age of 43 in his home in Los Angeles after he privately battled colon cancer for four years

FILE - This July 21, 2014 file photo shows actor Chadwick Boseman posing for a portrait in New York. Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)
VIDEO: Wings and Wheels kicks into gear to raise funds for fighting breast cancer

VIDEO: Wings and Wheels kicks into gear to raise funds for fighting breast cancer

100% of proceeds from drive-thru car show at Tradex in Abbotsford to be donated

VIDEO: Wings and Wheels kicks into gear to raise funds for fighting breast cancer
Morgan Nixon is ready to ride, and is training hard along with two dozen team mates for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City corrections officer rides for cancer cure

Even in the midst of the pandemic, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley will go on

Morgan Nixon is ready to ride, and is training hard along with two dozen team mates for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last

Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last

‘Jeopardy!’ host reveals toll cancer has taken on him in new memoir

Alex Trebek says if current cancer treatment doesn’t work, it might be his last
Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer organizer Ken Johnson, seen here at the wheel of his prized convertible, will be taking part in the Sunday, July 12 fundraising ride against cancer, rain or shine from Langley to Harrison. (file)

Ride for cancer in Langley will take place Sunday, despite COVID-19

Annual fundraiser will be ‘really different,’ but classic cars are expected, organizer promises

Brogan’s Ride Against Cancer organizer Ken Johnson, seen here at the wheel of his prized convertible, will be taking part in the Sunday, July 12 fundraising ride against cancer, rain or shine from Langley to Harrison. (file)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Jeremy Chow’s priority was taking care of his family, says a close friend. The Saanich man died on May 30 from acute myeloid leukemia. The Chow family fought for more than two years to find a stem cell donor for Jeremy, who was of mixed Asian and European genetics. (Facebook/Match4Jeremy)
Harry Kroeker has been a volunteer driver since he retired in 2018. (VCDS photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Volunteer cancer drivers back behind the wheel as of June 22

The group provides patients with rides to doctors appointments and cancer treatments

Harry Kroeker has been a volunteer driver since he retired in 2018. (VCDS photo/Special to the Langley Advance)
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life
Diane Warawa stands next to the ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ tree planted in memory of her late husband Mark. It was planted on his birthday, May 7, near his final resting place. (Courtesy Warawa family)

A tree is planted on Mark Warawa’s birthday

Late MP remembered by friends, family and staff

Diane Warawa stands next to the ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ tree planted in memory of her late husband Mark. It was planted on his birthday, May 7, near his final resting place. (Courtesy Warawa family)