May 5, 2014: The BC Cancer Foundation / Gastrointestinal Tumour Group announced today that funds from “The Underwear Affair” have been awarded to Dr Yarrow McConnell and the BC Peritoneal Malignancy Program. These funds will be used to develop a database to track tumor tissues donated by patients with peritoneal cancer. The tumor bank and database are coordinated by Dr…
April 26, 2014: The Vancouver Sun has published an in-depth look at the new HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) program recently launched by at Vancouver General Hospital. Click here to read the article. The following video was produced by the Vancouver Sun to accompany the print article.
We perform most major cancer operations at Vancouver General Hospital. After surgery, patients recover on the inpatient wards of VGH. Tests such as CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound, xrays, and blood tests are done here. The Emergency Department is used for patients requiring urgent assessment and/or admission to hospital.
Many day surgeries and some surgeries requiring a short (over night) stay in hospital are performed at the UBC Hospital. This hospital is located within the Point Grey Campus of the University of British Columbia. You will be given clear directions if your surgery is going to be booked at the UBC Hospital.
West Coast Surgical Oncology offices and clinic are on the 5th floor of the Diamond Healthcare Centre. Office hours are 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
The Minor Surgery clinic is on the 3rd floor of the Diamond Healthcare Centre.
Medical tests such as chest xray, EKG/ECG, blood tests, and urine tests can all be completed at the Diamond Healthcare Centre.
Parking is available underground – the entrance is just north of the DHCC building on Laurel Street.