Vancouver, BC – July 8, 2014 – British Columbia’s researchers are internationally renowned for their cutting-edge work in prostate cancer research, and their win streak continues with Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) announcement of a new $450,000 research grant to Dr. Mads Daugaard, a senior research scientist with the Vancouver Prostate Centre.
Rocco Rossi from Prostate Cancer Canada visited the Vancouver Prostate Centre on June 6, 2014 to present the $50,000 raised by local PCC events: the Vancouver Wake Up Call Breakfast, Pants Off for Prostate Cancer and Do it for Dads Step Up Challenge.
Vancouver Prostate Centre scientists were the recipients of five of the twenty-six 2014 Movember Discovery Grants awarded by Prostate Cancer Canada on June 5, receiving three as principal investigators and two as co-investigators.
VICTORIA – The Province of BC is providing $1 million to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to support men’s health through the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program, which offers support to prostate cancer patients and their partners for physical and emotional side effects of the disease.
Four researchers from Vancouver Prostate Centre are recipients of Prostate Cancer Research Awards from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. The awards total more than $2.8 million US.
A groundbreaking discovery by researchers at The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), a Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) centre, is giving scientists unprecedented levels of accuracy in seeing how patient-specific prostate (tumors) respond to drug therapies or develop drug resistance.
VANCOUVER – Today the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is announcing it will match funding from BRI Biopharmaceutical Research Inc (BRI) for a total of $750,000 over a three year Industry Partnered Collaborative Research Grant. This money will enable ongoing research collaborations between Dr. Yuzhuo Wang’s laboratories at the BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), and BRI to develop new state-of-the-art experimental cancer models.
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and the Vancouver Coastal Research Institute are pleased to present a lecture by one of British Columbia’s most innovative scientists — a man who has bridged the gap between clinical research and new commercial treatments for disease.
Dr. Kim Chi is one of two recipients of the BC Cancer Agency Clinician Researcher Award, funded by BC Cancer Foundation donors.
Selected by their peers from a high calibre of applicants, Dr. Chi and Dr. David W. Scott were awarded a cumulative $1.5 million over five years. Dr. Chi's project will focus on translational research in prostate cancer, while Dr. Scott will further investigate treatment failure in B cell lymphoid cancers.