Thursday April 21, 2016  //  Terminal City Club

The Cause

 

Established in 1999, the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BC OCPP) is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and clinicians committed to improving the prevention and treatment of oral cancer in British Columbia through a combination of research, clinical and community outreach activities.

 

This program is the first globally to have successfully identified specific genetic changes in the DNA of individuals with low-grade lesions that are highly predictive of oral cancer development.

 

Dr. Miriam Rosin and her team at The BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program have developed the only validated risk predictor for low-grade pre-cancers, a genome marker-based technology (gMART) that accurately can classify pre-cancers into low, medium, or high risk of progression to oral cancer.

 

This personalized approach for management will ensure that high-risk oral cancer patients will receive the procedures they need and low-risk patients will be spared unnecessary aggressive treatment.

 

This year the theme and focus is increasing oral cancer awareness specifically amongst our South Asian community. Migration is the primary reason for the growth of the Canadian population. The majority of immigrants come from China and South Asian (SA) countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Some of the highest oral cancer rates in the world are in South Asian countries due to habits such as chewing betel quid and smokeless tobacco, in addition to tobacco smoking and alcohol use. Data from the BC Cancer Registry shows a 33% and 61% higher incidence of oral cancer in South Asian women and men, respectively, as compared to the general population. As South Asians currently account for 10% of the population in BC combined with anticipated further immigration, a corresponding increase in oral cancer is expected. Now is the time to develop an oral cancer screening intervention and public awareness program tailored for this high-risk population.

Dinner Party

 

Enjoy the fabulous gastronomic creations of the Terminal City Club’s Chef Greg Van Poppel and Celebrity Guest Chef, Vikram Vij who have collaborated to design a multi-course dinner menu focusing on the five senses of taste with a South Asian flair. This dinner experience promises to be a tasting delight.

VIP Table

 

For an extraordinary experience, consider purchasing a VIP Hosting Table. You will enjoy the best seats in the house along with other exclusive perks. A limited number of VIP Tables are available for purchase.

The Event

 

This year Taste for Life celebrates the 5th Anniversary of raising funds and awareness for oral cancer. This annual gala is known for a great crowd mingling over a great dining atmosphere. Adding to that this year are the talents of not one, but  two talented and award-winning Chefs!

 

The event celebrates the very sense that we could lose if severely afflicted with Oral Cancer: our ability to taste. With a philosophy of focusing on the 5 senses of taste - sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami - Executive Chef Greg Van Poppel of the Terminal City Club will be joined by Celebrity Guest Chef Vikram Vij.

 

Together they will be designing a multi-course dinner menu that challenges and amplifies the traditional gala affair. Add in some VIP Tasting Rooms, delicious wines and champagnes, as well as top notch entertainment, and we have the recipe for the most progressive charity event experience of the year!

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The Cause

 

Established in 1999, the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program (BC OCPP) is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and clinicians committed to improving the prevention and treatment of oral cancer in British Columbia through a combination of research, clinical and community outreach activities.

 

This program is the first globally to have successfully identified specific genetic changes in the DNA of individuals with low-grade lesions that are highly predictive of oral cancer development.

 

Dr. Miriam Rosin and her team at The BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program have developed the only validated risk predictor for low-grade pre-cancers, a genome marker-based technology (gMART) that accurately can classify pre-cancers into low, medium, or high risk of progression to oral cancer.

 

This personalized approach for management will ensure that high-risk oral cancer patients will receive the procedures they need and low-risk patients will be spared unnecessary aggressive treatment.

 

This year the theme and focus is increasing oral cancer awareness specifically amongst our South Asian community. Migration is the primary reason for the growth of the Canadian population. The majority of immigrants come from China and South Asian (SA) countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Some of the highest oral cancer rates in the world are in South Asian countries due to habits such as chewing betel quid and smokeless tobacco, in addition to tobacco smoking and alcohol use. Data from the BC Cancer Registry shows a 33% and 61% higher incidence of oral cancer in South Asian women and men, respectively, as compared to the general population. As South Asians currently account for 10% of the population in BC combined with anticipated further immigration, a corresponding increase in oral cancer is expected. Now is the time to develop an oral cancer screening intervention and public awareness program tailored for this high-risk population.

The Event

 

This year Taste for Life celebrates the 5th Anniversary of raising funds and awareness for oral cancer. This annual gala is known for a great crowd mingling over a great dining atmosphere. Adding to that this year are the talents of not one, but  two talented and award-winning Chefs!

 

The event celebrates the very sense that we could lose if severely afflicted with Oral Cancer: our ability to taste. With a philosophy of focusing on the 5 senses of taste - sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami - Executive Chef Greg Van Poppel of the Terminal City Club will be joined by Celebrity Guest Chef Vikram Vij.

 

Together they will be designing a multi-course dinner menu that challenges and amplifies the traditional gala affair. Add in some VIP Tasting Rooms, delicious wines and champagnes, as well as top notch entertainment, and we have the recipe for the most progressive charity event experience of the year!