News

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.

Posted: 2018-02-02

Yinan Li, a graduate student in Dr Xuesen Dong's lab, has won the Best...

Posted: 2018-01-26

Drs. Wyatt, Chi and their teams have a new Cancer Discovery publication, "Circulating tumor DNA genomics correlate with resistance to abiraterone and enzalutamide in prostate cancer,"  in which they identify novel genomic biomarkers that could ultimately help decide whether patients with advanced prostate cancer should receive abiraterone or enzalutamide.

Posted: 2018-01-25

Vancouver Prostate Centre investigators were highly successful, receiving 6 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants in the Fall 2017 Project Grant competition for a total of $3.48 million over five years.

The funded projects are:

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

PCF BC

Ride to Live 2018 and 50-50 Draw: May 27

The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

Tournament for Life 2018

2018 Harry Rosen Tournament for Life, June 11

The 2018 Harry Rosen Tournament for Life will be held June 11 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. The annual event is organized by the UBC & VGH Hospital Foundation to raise funds for the Vancouver Prostate Centre. Click here to visit the Foundation's website for further information.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Recent publications identify new targets for prostate cancer research

Buttyan and Wang lab groups
Friday, May 4, 2018

Discoveries in Dr. Zoubeidi's lab featured in PCF News

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award for Dr Black

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award for Dr Black
Dr. Peter Black
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