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Date:12/21/2011

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The Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, located at the BC Cancer agency, played a key role in this discovery. A decision was made more than 10 years ago, championed by Drs. Michael Smith, Victor Ling, and others to create and locate this facility within the BC Cancer Agency and in close proximity to Vancouver General Hospital. This location has enabled the multidisciplinary cancer research teams in Vancouver access to state of the art technologies and that is now paying off.

"We are one of less than five places in the world doing this type of work successfully. This discovery is one of a series of recent landmark findings from Vancouver that are reshaping our understanding of many cancers," says Dr. Huntsman. "Since my arrival in Vancouver 20 years ago I have never before sensed such a strong feeling of communal pride and excitement within our research community. Our next task is to bring the discoveries into the clinic."


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Contact: Brian Lin
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604-822-2234
University of British Columbia
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