Cancer

When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.

Improving the standard of care through brachytherapy

BC Cancer Foundation donors have played a significant role in advancing brachytherapy research

  • Jan 13, 2020
When Bob Charron was diagnosed with Stage 2B prostate cancer, his BC Cancer oncologist quickly identified him as a prime candidate for an innovative treatment called brachytherapy - therapy that soon got his retirement plans back on track.
Millie McConnell (right) and her friend Lorinda Ramsay, who set up a GoFundMe campaign to try to help out financially. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley woman scrambles for dental surgery funding after chemo destroys her teeth

Millie McConnell survived cancer, but the after effects are proving costly and difficult

Millie McConnell (right) and her friend Lorinda Ramsay, who set up a GoFundMe campaign to try to help out financially. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Back row, from left: David, Chris, Toni, Dana, Garth and George. Norma MacInnes in front. (Samantha Anderson)

Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society founder honoured posthumously with $1,500 donation

Cloverdale’s Envision Financial branch gives volunteer award to the late John MacInnes

Back row, from left: David, Chris, Toni, Dana, Garth and George. Norma MacInnes in front. (Samantha Anderson)
Keven Drews and his wife Yvette. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Gut-wrenching cancer column made this 67-year-old want to do better in life

Keven Drews’ story inspired me to embrace my life, love my kids and grandkids a little more

  • Jan 19, 2018
Keven Drews and his wife Yvette. (Photo submitted)
Surrey’s Keven Drews has passed away. (Photo submitted)

Before his death, Surrey’s Keven Drews learned real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the inevitable end, something inside Keven Drews didn’t let him stop living

Surrey’s Keven Drews has passed away. (Photo submitted)
Morgan Plato (7 1/2) and Chase de Balinhard (8). (Sam Anderson)

Clayton boy turns 8, throws cancer research fundraiser instead of birthday party

Chase de Balinhard, 8, spent his birthday raising money for his hero Terry Fox.

Morgan Plato (7 1/2) and Chase de Balinhard (8). (Sam Anderson)