The aim of the BC Children’s Hospital BioBank is to provide researchers with high quality samples obtained from patients in an ethical manner. Patients give their consent for their samples to be used in research projects.
The Biochemical Genetics Clinic actively participates in the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network (CIMDRN). CIMDRN provides the evidence needed to improve outcomes and health care services for children with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
CAN-ASC is a Canada-wide consortium of researchers and clinician scientists. We collaborate with international networks from academia and industry to develop consensus-driven, standardized and validated operating procedures (SOPs) for human immunology research.
The Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories aim to improve the lives of children with diabetes by advancing knowledge of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, through innovative and multi-disciplinary basic and clinical diabetes research.
The Children’s Heart Centre is a passionate team of clinicians, researchers, medical trainees and technical and clerical staff. We are committed to producing high-quality research to improve care for children with cardiovascular conditions.
For patients and families with unexplained health conditions, genome-wide sequencing can provide much-needed answers, but it can also raise a lot of questions. We are trying to figure out the best ways to provide genetic counselling for genome-wide sequencing in Canada so that we can best support these families. We will be looking into different clinical, ethical, and economic methods to make sure there is equitable access to genetic counselling and testing for all Canadians.
The Maxwell Lab focuses our studies on discovering and targeting molecular pathways that underlie hereditary cancers, understanding how cells grow and move in tissues and tumors, and collaborating and developing prospective personalized medicine in childhood cancers.
Researchers with the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program embrace one goal: to save children’s lives, while improving their health and quality of life through every phase of treatment and recovery.
Transplantation is a life-saving treatment for children with organ failure – but unfortunately it is not yet a cure. Research is critical in our effort to further improve the health and wellness of transplant recipients and their families.
The BCCHR Trainee Omics Group is a team of enthusiastic trainees from across research themes at the BC Children's Research Institute who are eager to make bioinformatics accessible and fun for everyone!
We are a dynamic gut microbiome research group in Vancouver, BC. Directed by Dr. Bruce Vallance, our research focuses on microbe-host interactions within the intestine, including defining the role that gut microbes play in causing chronic intestinal inflammation.
Most Canadian children consume too much salt in their diets, which can lead to serious long-term health consequences. Read on to learn what parents and caregivers can do to ensure optimal health when it comes to sodium intake.
A new study BC Children’s Hospital investigators found that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy, and that pregnant people experienced lower rates of health events post-vaccination than similarly aged, non-pregnant vaccinated people.
Hydroxyzine is a first-generation antihistamine commonly prescribed in syrup form to infants and young children with itch-inducing skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis and eczema. New research shows that the more hydroxyzine a child is prescribed, the higher their risk for developing a tic, anxiety, or conduct disorder.
BC Children's Hospital researchers are part of a new international collaboration aimed at developing innovative treatments for osteosarcoma — a highly malignant bone cancer that commonly affects children and adolescents.
Congratulations to the BCCHR and WHRI investigators and their teams who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring 2022 Project Grant competition. Our research community received around $15 million in new research grants as principal investigators or co-investigators.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.