Specialty Internal Medicine

Subspecialty Hematology

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The Leukemia/BMT Program is an academic, innovative program for the comprehensive management of aggressive haematological malignancies and stem cell transplant (including immune effector cell therapy) based at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC. Currently, the Vancouver Program services the province of British Columbia and Yukon. This FACT accredited program currently transplants approximately 300 patients per year. The Program is also the only provincial referral center for adult patients with acute leukemia. The Leukemia/BMT Program is a joint operation between BC Cancer and Vancouver Coastal Health.

The Program has a full complement of support personnel including cell processing through the Cell Therapy Laboratory at the BC Cancer Research Centre. Academic appointments and support are delivered through the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC). An appointment with the Provincial Health Service Authority (PHSA) and full admitting privileges at VGH are mandatory.

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Vancouver

The world-class city of Vancouver is situated in the southwest corner of British Columbia, surrounded by mountains and ocean vistas. With a population of two million, Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world. As North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver has strong links to international markets and is home to a vibrant mix of cultures. Blessed with a balmy coastal climate, the city offers recreational pursuits to suit every taste and disposition, from extreme skiing and mountain biking, to sailing, golfing, nature walks and meditative retreats. The city boasts myriads of theatres, galleries and restaurants.

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