West Coast Surgical Oncology is pleased to have surgical oncologist Dr. Jason Park join our practice as of January 2021. He completed his fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and within the past year became the President-Elect of the Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology.
The Inaugural Edition of “The Clinical Chronicle” Discusses Current Issues in Cancer Surgery
Earlier this month, the inaugural edition of “The Clinical Chronicle” was released, which discussed some of the big issues that cancer surgeons in BC are facing today and the plans they have going forward. Featured in the article is our very own Dr. Andrea MacNeill. You can find the article and more information about “The Clinical Chronicle” at the links provided.
New Study on the Impact of Surgery on Global Climate
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea MacNeill on her recent publication in Lancet Planetary Health regarding the impact of surgery on global climate. The study estimated the carbon footprint of several health care facilities, and found that in addition to energy consumption (i.e. heating, air conditioning), anesthetic gases were one of the largest contributors to the generation of greenhouse gas emissions. You…
West Coast Surgical Oncology welcomes Dr. Andrea MacNeill
West Coast Surgical Oncology is pleased to have surgical oncologist Dr. Andrea MacNeill join our practice as a new member of our team since August 2016. She completed her training as a surgical oncologist at the University of Toronto, and joins the West Coast Surgical Oncology practice with privileges at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency.
Operating Room Ultrasound Advances Breast Cancer Care at the BCCA
In early March 2016, West Coast Surgical Oncology and the BC Cancer Agency took a major step forward to improve the care of breast cancer patients. With funds from the BC Cancer Foundation, specialized ultrasound equipment was purchased for surgeons to use during breast cancer surgery. This equipment allows real-time confirmation of the cancer site, size, and resection margins. There…
West Coast Surgical Oncology welcomes new expert cancer surgeon
West Coast Surgical Oncology is pleased to welcome Dr Trevor Hamilton as a new member of our team. Dr Hamilton is a surgical oncologist with clinical and research expertise in the fields of gastric cancer, retroperitoneal sarcoma, peritoneal malignancy and laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. He completed medical school at Dalhousie University, general surgery residency at the University of Calgary, surgical…
Vancouver surgical oncologist chairs national update on breast cancer surgery
September 20, 2014: Dr Andy McFadden, a surgical oncologist in Vancouver, chaired a symposium for breast cancer surgeons held today at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This symposium, part of a 3-day national meeting of Canadian general surgeons, was coordinated by Dr McFadden in his role as chair of the Oncology Committee for the Canadian Association of General Surgeons. The session…
Peritoneal cancer database funded by “Underwear Affair”
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…
Vancouver Sun covers launch of HIPEC surgery in BC
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.