Medical Physics

Future of Health Forum focuses on research and innovation in cancer care

Future of Health Forum focuses on research and innovation in cancer care

With cancer remaining the leading cause of death in BC, the first-ever Future of Health Forum will focus on research, innovation and strides to improve outcomes for all cancer patients.

Top student award goes to UBCO cancer researcher and rural health care advocate

Top student award goes to UBCO cancer researcher and rural health care advocate

It’s been a dream of Celine Edwards for as long as she can remember—to attend medical school at UBC and improve healthcare delivery for rural populations.

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime. However, in a new study from UBC Okanagan and Duke University, researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.

UBC study links specific chromosome to radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis

UBC study links specific chromosome to radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis

A UBC Okanagan researcher has determined that genes on a specific chromosome may be the answer as to why thoracic radiotherapy leads to a lung injury in some lung cancer patients.

UBC professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

UBC professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

On December 10, thousands of miles away from the Okanagan, world leaders will gather in both Stockholm and Oslo to watch the 2018 Nobel Prizes be officially awarded.