SHENZHEN, China and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, September 12, 2014 – BGI, the world’s largest genomics organization, based in China, and The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), a global leader in translational research in cancer, today announced the establishment of the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory, a sequencing and translational research facility, to jointly discover and advance basic and translational programs in oncology, including precision oncology.
Sequencing RNA, not just DNA, could help doctors predict how prostate cancer tumors will respond to treatment, according to research published in the open access journalGenome Biology. Because a tumor’s RNA shows the real time changes a treatment is causing, the authors think this could be a useful tool to aid diagnosis and predict which treatment will most benefit individual cancer patients.
With the awarding of $14.5M under the Canadian government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR)) Program, as announced earlier this morning by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Accel-Rx - Canada’s Health Sciences Accelerator is officially launched.
A new blood test developed by researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and the Vancouver Prostate Centre is garnering international attention, and has the potential to improve the way a deadly form of prostate cancer, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), is treated.
The Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer (CCPC) Special Challenge Award will fund the Prostate Cancer Extinction Research program under the leadership of Dr. Martin Gleave of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Prostate Centre.
The 2014 Movember Team Grant has been awarded to Dr. John Bartlett of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Dr. Ralph Buttyan of the Vancouver Prostate Centre is one of 14 co-Invesitagors on this award. Read the full story here.
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.