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Posted: 2016-01-12

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Black on winning the European Association of Urology's Best Paper on Clinical Research Award 2016. This prize is awarded annually to to the best paper on a urology topic, and will be presented at the 31st Annual EAU Congress.

The award-winning publication "Discovery and Validation of Novel Expression Signature for Postcystectomy Recurrence in High-Risk Bladder Cancer" is available online at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Posted: 2015-12-15


 

A potential treatment for advanced prostate cancer developed by University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) scientists has been licensed to pharmaceutical company Roche, marking UBC’s largest licensing agreement to date. 

Posted: 2015-12-03

TORONTO (DECEMBER 3, 2015) – Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) has awarded its inaugural $50,000 Bladder Cancer Canada Research Grant to Dr. Alan So along with Co‐Investigator Dr. Claudia Chavez‐Munoz. They will be studying 3D Bioprinted Tissues: Building a novel platform for bladder cancer.

Bioprinting has the potential to revolutionise medical research well beyond what seemed possible even 20 years ago.

Posted: 2015-10-13

Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks.

This new approach, which halted the growth of various tumours in mice, was based on a discovery by collaborators at the University of Copenhagen. While exploring why pregnant women are particularly susceptible to malaria, they found that the mosquito-borne parasite produces a protein that binds to a particular type of sugar molecule in the placenta.

Posted: 2015-07-30

Drs. Akamatsu, Wyatt, Gleave and Collins and their team at the VPC have published the result of their ground-breaking work identifying a gene called PEG10 as a novel and highly-specific therapeutic target for neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC) ("The placental gene PEG10 promotes progression of neuroendocrine prostate cancer", Cell Reports, published online).

Posted: 2015-06-19

The Mr. Lube Tournament for Life 2015 golf fundraiser was held on June 15. The event raised $554,000 which is the largest amount raised in the tournament's 19 year history. The UBC and VGH Hospital Foundation and the Vancovuer Prostate Centre would like to thank the generous donors, volunteers and sponsors who made this event so successful.

You can read more about the event and watch a 4.5 minute video of one man's storyhere.

Posted: 2015-06-12

Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg was presented with the Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service award at the Doctors of BC Annual General Meeting on June 6, 2015.  Established in 1986, this award confers the Association’s highest honor. 

Posted: 2015-03-24

A breakthrough study published in Clinical Cancer Research describes a minimally invasive method for interrogating mechanisms of therapeutic resistance in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Posted: 2015-03-12

The Future of Prostate Cancer Care: How Dr. Kim Chi translates research into care is the cover story of the Spring 2015 issue of BC Cancer Foundation's Partners in Discovery Magazine.  

Dr. Chi holds the positions of Associate Director, Clinical Research and a Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, and Medical Oncologist, Medical Director - Clinical Trials Unit and Chair - Genitourinary Systemic Group at the BC Cancer Agency.

Posted: 2015-01-01

A recent preliminary retrospective study of patients on active surveillance has demonstrated a technique to enhance the identification of patients requiring definitive treatment.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three VPC trainees receive 2018 VCHRI Rising Star Awards

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award for Dr Black

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