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HPV Related Cancers: Tip of a Very Large Iceberg

By Dr. Margaret Smith, GPO, BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Centre Canadian Cancer Statistics 2016 Analysis by: Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada Data source: Canadian Cancer Registry database at Statistics Canada In the general population of BC, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is pervasive. There is an estimated 80% risk of mucocutaneous infection in all Canadians […]

HPV Vaccine Program for Grade 6 Boys Now Available in BC

October, 2017 By Dr. Monika Naus, Medical Director, Immunization Programs and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Services, BC Centre for Disease Control The HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine program for grade 6 boys started in BC with the 2017/18 school year. This program will accompany the program for grade 6 girls who have been eligible since September […]

Join the legacy! Become part of the UBC Medical Journal Team

Your enthusiasm and excitement are the CORE of our organization – we need dedicated individuals to take a leadership role and continue promoting and building our journal! APPLY NOW: General & Executive Positions Staff Writer Application The UBC Medical Journal is a journal that is driven and written by students, for the world. Most positions […]

“Dear Grandma”

“Dear Grandma”

by Dr. Patricia Lyle Dear Grandma, I look at you with tear-filled eyes, not as the physician I have been trained to be, but as the granddaughter who grew up listening to your stories of the old days, of pesky kids and army pals. I watch you fade in and out of sleep, watch each […]