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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: 2018-09-11

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

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

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Movember Foundation 2018

Movember 2018

The Movember Foundation's fundraiser runs from November 1 to 30.  The Vancouver Prostate Centre team will 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.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Dr. Gleave awarded the 2018 Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research

Dr. Gleave
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three VPC trainees receive 2018 VCHRI Rising Star Awards

2018 Rising Star Awardees
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