Dr. Bernie Eigl

Dr. Bernie Eigl

M.D. McMaster University, 1998
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (Internal Medicine), 2001
Fellow (Medical Oncology), BCCA 2003
Research Fellow, CAMO/CIHR, Vancouver Prostate Centre, 2004

Clinical and Research Scientists

Clinical Associate Professor, Univeristy of British Columbia
Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency
Provincial Director, Systemic Therapy Clinical Trials


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 evaluating novel therapies such as antisense oligonucleotides and oncolytic viruses in these disease settings.  He is active in national and international clinical trials and is a member of the National Cancer Institute of Canada GU Clinical Trials Group and Canadian Uro-Oncology Group.

Dr. Eigl rejoined the Prostate Centre in 2012.  After completing a research fellowship here in 2004, he took a leadership position in genitourinary research in Calgary, Alberta.  During his tenure there he was the Head of the Genitourinary Tumor Research Group, Medical Director of theClinical Trials Unit, and the Director of the Alberta Clinical Cancer Research Unit (ACCRU).

In returning to British Columbia, Dr. Eigl has taken on a provincial leadership role for systemic therapy clinical trials, which provides access to clinical trials for all cancer patients in British Columbia through the six regional cancer centres.

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.


2016 Step Up team

Step Up Challenge fundraiser: February 25, 2018

The annual Step Up Challenge, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place in Vancouver on Sunday February 25. Click here to sponsor our relay team as they climbs 379 floors. Click here to volunteer to help with the event.

It's a Snow Day poster

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour: March 9

Mt. Seymour is hosting It's A Snow Day, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, on Friday March 9. The event will include slope time, a reception, and a silent auction. Click here for more details including how to register, donate and/or sponsor.




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

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