About Us

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities.  It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Prostate cancer is the leading cancer in BC men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. By understanding the reasons for treatment resistance in advanced prostate cancer and translating that into new products and treatments, the Vancouver Prostate Centre is focused on improving longevity and quality of life for patients in BC, and around the world.

We also have active research programs and clinical care for other urothelial cancers, including bladder and kidney cancer.

Our large outpatient clinic sees thousands of BC men annually, and our respected surgeons and clinicians set best practices for care delivered in our Province.

Our comprehensive, in-house research program ranges from molecular biology to functional genomics, and encompasses active clinical trials, socio-behavioral studies and research into complementary and alternative medicine. 

The combination of a large patient clinic and clinical trials facility, together with a world-class translational research program under the same roof, make the VPC the largest program of its kind in Canada.

The Vancouver Prostate Centre is hosted by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the University of British Columbia, and receives substantial financial support from the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

PCF BC

Ride to Live 2018 and 50-50 Draw: May 27

The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy
DNA

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