Alert: All BC Cancer Library sites and Cancer Information Centres are closed to the public until further notice. We continue to support patients and staff, providing reference, research, document delivery and more from a virtual platform. The library is still monitoring our email and phones during our regular Monday-Friday hours of operation and can still help you.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
Key sources on the latest news and information related to COVID-19 and cancer care. This is not a comprehensive collection of available information. Always refer to the most current advisories and policies for your work area.
Curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1120 (and growing) research articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access. You can read more at Chen et al. Nature (2020).
Canadian Institute for Health Information data related to hospital beds, ICU and ventilators, and more. Most of the data is from previous years up to 2019. CIHI will be releasing more information on hospital beds, ICUs and ventilation in the coming weeks.
The BC Cancer library system consists of one central library at Vancouver Centre (VC), and branches in Abbotsford (AC), Kelowna (SAHCSI), Prince George (CN), Surrey (FVC), and Victoria (VIC). All centres have a collection of patient resources in a Cancer Information Centre (CIC), and most centres have a professional collection on site. Professional resources purchased for the CN are housed in the adjacent UHNBC Library.