News

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

Dr. Peter Black
Posted: 2018-05-09

Dr Peter Black has been awarded an MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.  The project, "Unraveling disparate roles of Notch-1 and Notch-2 signaling in bladder cancer" will further his ongoing work on the Notch signaling pathway in bladder cancer. Loss of the cell surface receptor Notch-1 drives growth of some bladder cancers, while increased Notch-2 activity drives other bladder cancers.

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Posted: 2018-05-04

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (USA) published a news release on the development...

Posted: 2018-04-19

April 19, 2018 - The National Post article "Good economics and good health: How Canada’s pharmaceutical companies make an impact" describes how pharmaceutical companies partner with academic institutions to expedite therapeutic discoveries.  In its interview with Brad Wheeler of the University of British Columbia's University-Industry Liaison Office, the Vancouver Prostat

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.

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

PCC Plaid for Dad

Plaid for Dad: June 15, 2018

The VPC is proudly wearing plaid this Friday to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada. Click here to visit our team page and donate.

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run 2018

Father's Day Walk Run: June 17, 2018

The Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place Sunday June 17, 2018. Visit the event page for locations and registration. Click here to sponsor the Vancouver Prostate Centre team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three VPC trainees receive 2018 VCHRI Rising Star Awards

2018 Rising Star Awardees
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award for Dr Black

Dr. Peter Black
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