A PET/CT scan is vital in helping doctors diagnose cancer and create treatment plans for patients. Currently, there are only two publicly funded PET/CT scanners in B.C., both located at BC Cancer’s Vancouver Centre, meaning people facing cancer from all across the province have to travel for scans.
Demand for PET/CT scans has grown to more than 9,400 scans a year, far above our annual capacity of just 7,775. With an expected jump to 12,000 scans by 2020, there is an urgent need to DOUBLE our PET/CT technology in B.C. That’s why we have launched a campaign for the purchase and installation of two new PET/CT scanners in Victoria and Kelowna.
BMO Financial Group recently matched $500,000 of donations from thousands of donors across to province to this campaign. This also inspired longstanding supporter and community leader Dr. Chan Gunn to make his own pledge of $500,000 to match gifts beyond BMO’s offer. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
We are still fundraising for these two new machines and by doubling the number of scans that can be done annually, we'll bring care closer to home for thousands, and relieve wait times across B.C.
Please, make a donation today and help revolutionize cancer care in B.C.!