PROOF Centre Collaboration Focuses on Prognostic Biomarkers for Chronic Kidney Disease

Today the Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) announced a new partnership with AstraZeneca and the Canadian Study of Prediction of Death, Dialysis and Interim Cardiovascular Events (CanPREDDICT) to develop a blood test to predict the rate of disease progression in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Health provider maintains current dialysis service

After travelling up and down the Sunshine Coast for nearly five months, a Powell River resident is hopeful she may start receiving her dialysis treatments in Powell River. However, Providence Health Care (PHC), the provider that operates the dialysis unit at Powell River General Hospital, is not anticipating a change to services.

Cause hits home, again, for Vernon woman (St. Paul's Hospital)

Vernon’s advocate in the fight against kidney disease is at it again.


Call for donor registrations issued (Dr. David Landsberg)

With approximately 500 British Columbians on the transplant waiting list, Service BC and BC Transplant are encouraged by the number of British Columbians signing up to become an organ donor to save the life of a neighbour, co-worker, friend or family member in need, however, additional registrations are needed. 

Woman struggles to find a live kidney donor

Finding a live kidney donor has been like searching for a needle in a haystack for Sandra Thomas. When she was in her twenties, was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, a genetic disorder that was passed down from her father.

Hemodialysis re-design wins 3M quality award (St. Paul's Hospital)

The hemodialysis team at St. Paul’s Hospital has won a prestigious national award for a care model redesign that improved patient care and saved close to $700,000. The Canadian College of Health Leaders recognized the team for undertaking the transformational redesign with the 3M Health Care Quality Team Award (Acute Services Category) in Charlottetown, PEI.

St. Paul’s takes dialysis treatment award

A prestigious award won by St. Paul’s hospital may inspire change to dialysis treatment nationwide.

Healthy McBeth readies for GranFondo (St. Paul's)

While cycling 160 kilometres in less than five hours is an above-average time, Roy McBeth has his mind set on bettering his 2014 mark.

Prominent kidney researcher appointed to Order of Canada (Dr. Adeera Levin)

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Adeera Levin has been appointed to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, for her leadership in the treatment of kidney disease.

In addition to her CHÉOS Scientist appointment, locally, Dr. Levin is the Executive Director of the B.C. Provincial Renal Agency, a Clinical Professor and Head of the Division of Nephrology in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and a consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care.

'You have your life back,' transplant recipient, donor support annual walk (St. Paul's Hospital)

Deb Leisle and Bonnie Cockrum share a unique bond: their kidneys. 


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