Buttyan and Wang lab groups
Posted: 2018-03-08

Two recent publications led by our Centre’s PIs describe discoveries in the development of prostate cancer and progression to castration-resistant disease. This information provides new targets for the development of potential therapeutics.

Discovery of non-canonical activation of Hh signalling

Posted: 2018-02-20

VCHRI has published an article discussing Drs.Wyatt and Chi's recent findings published in Cancer Discovery. This work was the subject of an earlier news article at this site. Edited text of this article is below; visit VCHRI's site for the full text + images.

Dr. Nappi
Posted: 2018-02-07

Dr. Lucia Nappi, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Gleave at the VPC and clinical research fellow working with Drs. Kollmannsberger and Chi at the BCCA, has been awarded a 2018 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Merit Award.

Posted: 2018-02-02

Yinan Li, a graduate student in Dr Xuesen Dong's lab, has won the Best...

Posted: 2018-01-26

Drs. Wyatt, Chi and their teams have a new Cancer Discovery publication, "Circulating tumor DNA genomics correlate with resistance to abiraterone and enzalutamide in prostate cancer,"  in which they identify novel genomic biomarkers that could ultimately help decide whether patients with advanced prostate cancer should receive abiraterone or enzalutamide.

Posted: 2018-01-25

Vancouver Prostate Centre investigators were highly successful, receiving 6 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants in the Fall 2017 Project Grant competition for a total of $3.48 million over five years.

The funded projects are:

Dr. Martin Gleave
Posted: 2018-01-08

Read the original VCHRI News story here.

Dr. Martin Gleave was recently named a member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, for his leadership role in developing new treatments for prostate cancer and for his research on the mechanisms involved in the development of treatment resistance in cancer.

Posted: 2017-12-07

Dr. Alex Wyatt has been awarded a 2017 CIHR Early Career Investigator Award.  His project aims to develop a procedure that will enable the identification of metastatic bladder cancer patients most likely to respond to specific therapies. The funding partners are the Institute of Cancer Research and AstraZeneca Canada Inc., and the award is for $345,000 over 3 years.

Posted: 2017-11-23

A drug development collaboration utilizing cryo-electron microscopy, lead by Dr. Artem Cherkasov and including the Vancouver Prostate Centre, the BC Cancer Agency, the ASTRID structural biology consortium within the Life Sciences Institute at UBC, and the Centre for Drug Research and Development, is the subject of a Nov. 18th a VCHRI News story.

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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.


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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