The BC Cancer Agency provides health care throughout the province of British Columbia and Yukon, and conducts cancer-related research. Their focus on research falls under three board specturms: discovering the causes of cancer, developing better treatments, and prolonging the life and quality of patients. Much of their research is conducted in a laboratory setting, clinical trials and providing counselling and support. They often collaborate with research institutions, non-profit organizations, and industry (locally, nationally and globally) which facilities better and faster discoveries. Much of their funding comes from the BC Cancer Foundation.