Research at Providence Breast Centre

Clinical research is an important component of our work at Providence Breast Centre. Research is the key to improve care for current and future patients with breast diseases and cancer.

If you are a patient, during your visit, the research assistants may provide you with information regarding participating in a study overseen by our surgeons.

If you are a learner, you may consider to join our team to help with the research projects.

Current Studies

We are recruiting participants to help with the following research studies.

  • The RUBY (Reducing the bUrden of Breast cancer in Young women) study is a Canada-wide collaborative study with the goal of studying breast cancer in young women between the ages of 18-40.
  • Providence Breast Centre has partnered with the UBC School of Population and Public Health to conduct a study that investigates how gut bacteria may influence the development of breast cancer in estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer patients. We are currently recruiting participants.

Research Assistants

  • Ben
  • Brianna
  • Maisa
  • Past research assistants – Karina Makarova, Arveen Gogoani, Crystal Ma, Mabel Zhang