News

Dr. Collins and LAGA scientists
Posted: 2018-11-05

An interview with Dr. Colin Collins titled "Genomics in Prostate Cancer and Beyond" was published today in Gene Online. Dr. Collins discusses what brought him to the Vancouver Prostate Centre, his past and current research, and the importance of team science.   Click here to read the interview (link opens in new window). 

Drs Rennie and Cherkasov
Posted: 2018-11-05
VCHRI News published an article today discussing Drs. Rennie and Cherkasov's novel approach to developing new drugs to fight prostate cancer, and their team research approach. The VCHRI story includes a link to their article in Cancer Letters 437:35-43 (28 Nov 2018). We thank the funding agencies that supported this research: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Prostate Cancer Canada, and the Terry Fox Research Institute.  You can read the original article here; in addition, the text is included below.
Posted: 2018-09-17

Dr. Yuzhuo Wang was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He received the honour in a presentation by Dr. Linda Rabeneck, President of the CAHS in a ceremony held in Vancouver on September 13 at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, BC.  You can view the full CAHS annoucment here; the entry for Dr. Wang is:

Dr. Gleave and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Posted: 2018-09-06

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested Dr. Martin Gleave as a Member of the Order of Canada on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Rideau Hall.  Dr. Gleave's appointment was reported on January 6 by VCHRI News and re-posted on VPC News on Jan 8.

 

Dr. Gleave
Posted: 2018-07-26

Dr. Martin Gleave is the recipient of the fifth annual Dr.

Posted: 2018-07-10

Drs. Zoubeidi, Black and So are PIs on three CIHR Project Grants that were funded in the March 2018 competition. The funded projects are:

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi: Hormone therapy induces reprogramming to drive aggressive prostate cancer ($669,376 over 5 years)
- Ranked 1st of 39 projects in the Cancer Biology & Therapeutics 2 Committee's review panel

Drs. Peter Black & Purang Abolmaesumi: Multi-centre Temporal Ultrasound Image Analysis for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis ($1,158,976 over 5 years)

Posted: 2018-06-12

See original press releases at VCH and BC Cancer websites.

2018 Rising Star Awardees
Posted: 2018-05-29

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) supports tomorrow’s research leaders with the Top Graduating Doctoral Student Awards and the Rising Star Awards. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by VCHRI research trainees to research excellence, service as role models, and other contributions to the VCH research community.

Posted: 2018-05-17

The Vancouver Sun is running a five-part series on prostate cancer, written by Larry Pynn.  Links will be added as stories are published.

Part 1: Shock and choices after the diagnosis
1 in 7 Canadian men get prostate cancer, and I am among them

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

Movember Foundation 2018

Movember 2018

The Movember Foundation's fundraiser runs from November 1 to 30.  Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team as we join teams across Canada to raise funds for men's health research in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Three researchers receive Prostate Cancer Canada & Movember Foundation grants for biomarker development

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dr. Gleave invested as a Member of the Order of Canada

Dr. Gleave and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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