Cancer charity driven to provide diagnosis at Royal Columbian

New Westminster, B.C. – {December 11, 2018} –A charity with a focus on cancer is helping Royal Columbian Hospital provide quick and accurate diagnoses. Drive for the Cure Foundation has helped purchase a multi-headed microscope for the hospital’s lab.

Anatomic pathologists diagnose cancer from tissue specimens and fluid samples. A multi-headed microscope allows pathologists to simultaneously view each sample, enabling them to pool their collective knowledge and experience. This supports faster and more accurate cancer diagnoses. In addition, the equipment allows our pathologists to recommend an appropriate treatment protocol.

Royal Columbian Hospital diagnoses more than 1,500 of the highest incidence cancers each year.

(Caption, from left): RCH Foundation President and CEO Jeff Norris, Laboratory Site Supervisor Nafisa Ali, Drive for the Cure representatives Rob Jeeves and Steve Wall, Head of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Dr. Reza Alaghehbandan, and RCH Foundation Manager, Major Giving Jennifer Atkinson.