Clinical & Senior Research Scientists

Dr. Peter Black

Dr. Peter Black trained with one of the premier bladder cancer research groups in the world at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and has now established a research group at the... Read more

Dr. Ralph Buttyan

Dr. Ralph Buttyan is a Senior Research Scientist in the Vancouver Prostate Centre and has been involved in prostate cancer research for over 28 years. He recently joined the Prostate Centre from... Read more

Dr. Art Cherkasov

Dr. Cherkasov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Initially appointed to the Infectious Diseases Division at the UBC Faculty of... Read more

Dr. Ben Chew

Dr. Ben Chew is originally from Duncan, BC, graduated from UBC Medicine in 1998 and completed his urology residency at the University of Toronto in 2003.  His fellowship focused on kidney... Read more

Dr. Kim Chi

Dr. Chi is a medical oncologist with the BC Cancer Agency who, at a relatively early stage in his career, has received national and international recognition for his contributions to prostate... Read more

Dr. Colin Collins

Dr Collins is a Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and a Director of The Laboratory for Advanced Genome Analysis (LAGA). In addition, he is an associate adjunct professor... Read more

Dr. Michael Cox

Dr. Michael Cox is a molecular and cellular biologist who earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina for studies on how oncogenes impact neuronal growth and... Read more

Dr. Mads Daugaard

Dr. Mads Daugaard is a molecular biologist specialized in tumour-associated stress signaling pathways and tumour targeting systems. He earned his PhD degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences,... Read more

Dr. Xuesen Dong

Dr. Dong received medical school training from China before coming to Canada. He completed an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Laval University and a PhD in Physiology at the University of... Read more

Dr. Bernie Eigl

Dr. Eigl is a medical oncologist specializing in genitourinary oncology, with a special research interest in bladder and prostate cancers.  He presently leads several clinical trials... Read more

Dr. Martin Gleave

Dr. Gleave is a clinician-scientist and urologic surgeon. His major research focus involves the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating progression of prostate cancer to its lethal... Read more

Dr. Larry Goldenberg

Dr. Goldenberg is a urologic surgeon and clinical scientist with an international reputation for excellence in prostate cancer research and treatment. His current research involves the evaluation... Read more

Dr. Piotr Kozlowski

Dr. Kozlowski’s main research interest is in the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRI/MRS) technology in prostate cancer research and diagnosis. There are essentially... Read more

Dr. Colleen Nelson

Dr. Nelson’s research interests focus on changes in gene expression in androgen-independence of prostate cancer, and use of high-throughput bioprofiling for screening, validation, and functional... Read more

Dr. Christopher John Ong

The primary focus of Dr. Ong's research program is to understand the molecular mechanisms that govern the progression of prostate cancer from a state of androgen sensitivity to hormone... Read more

Dr. Paul Rennie

Dr. Rennie is a PhD research scientist. His current research is aimed at determining how androgens regulate gene transcription and how to use this knowledge to prevent progression to androgen... Read more

Dr. Emma S. Tomlinson Gun

Dr. Emma Tomlinson Guns is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at UBC. She co-directs the Pharmacology and Drug Design Core at the Vancouver Prostate... Read more

Dr. Cenk Sahinalp

Dr. Cenk Sahinalp is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Computational Genomics at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also the director of the ... Read more

Dr. Alan So

A graduate of the University of Alberta, Dr. So came to the Prostate Centre as a Clinical Fellow in 2002, following completion of his residency at Dalhousie University. He worked with Dr. Martin... Read more

Dr. Poul HB Sorensen

Dr. Poul Sorensen is a molecular pathologist and cancer biologist specializing in the genetics and biology of pediatric cancers. Dr. Sorensen holds the Johal Endowed Chair in Childhood Cancer... Read more

Dr. Yuzhuo Wang

Dr. Yuzhuo Wang (王玉琢) has a dual appointment as a Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and Distinguished Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency. He is also the Founder of the... Read more

Dr. Wyatt is a molecular biologist with strong academic history in translational prostate cancer genomics and bioinformatics. He obtained a DPhil (PhD) in from the University of Oxford in the UK... Read more

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi

Dr. Zoubeidi’s research program aims at uncovering how androgen receptor activity controls phenotypic plasticity, which has been associated with the clinically relevant problem of drug resistance... Read more

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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

Father's Day Run

2016 Father's Day Walk/Run Fundraiser

Prostate Cancer Foundation - BC's fundraising walk/run takes place June 19 in various locations across the province.  Click here for links to all locations.  To join or donate to the Vancouver Prostate Centre's team, click here.

Pants Off 2016

2016 Pants Off Fundraiser - Thursday June 2

Prostate Cancer Canada's annual "Pants Off" fundraising event will take place Thursday June 2 The Imperial, 319 Main Street, doors at 6:30 PM. It will feature a live performance by eight-piece dance band The Phonix, including sets of funk, soul, R&B, pop and Motown. Further details & link to tickets ($50 each) at http://www.pantsoff.ca/vancouver/

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