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Posted: 2017-05-16

Congratulations to Drs. Collins, Daugaard & Wang on being awarded five-year grants in the CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2016 competition. Dr. Wang is also a co-investigator on a five-year grant awarded to Dr. He at University Health Network (Toronto). Congratulations also to Dr. William Morris of the BC Cancer Agency and his research team, including our Centre's Dr. Alan So, on being awarded a six-year grant in the same competition.

Posted: 2017-04-20

UBC Media release: April 20, 2017

A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumour growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments.

Posted: 2017-04-07

Province of BC Press Release

Surrey
Friday, April 7, 2017 9:45 AM

Posted: 2017-04-03

Research excellence at the Vancouver Prostate Centre was demonstrated at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, April 1 - 5, 2017.

Dr. Alastair Davies & Dr. Amina Zoubeidi present their work in the Tumor Stem Cell Biology session (April 4, 2017), in a talk titled "EZH2 reprogramming confers intrinsic stem cell properties and developmental plasticity driving neuroendocrine prostate cancer".

Posted: 2017-03-09

A study led by Drs. Kim Chi & Alex Wyatt demonstrated that metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients with germline DNA repair defects respond poorly to androgen receptor-targeted therapy.

Posted: 2017-02-28

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Gleave on being selected to receive the 2017 Richard D. Williams, MD Prostate Cancer Research Excellence Award, which will be presented at the 2017 American Urological Association meeting.

The Urology Care Foundation, the official Foundation of the American Urological Association, presents this prestigious award to individuals for their outstanding and impactful research in the field of prostate cancer over the last 10 years.

Posted: 2017-02-16

Congratulations to Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg on winning the American Urological Society's 2017 Hugh Hampton Young Award.  He received this for outstanding contributions in the study and treatment of prostatic diseases, and spearheading the development and implementation of a national men's health program.  The Hugh Hampton Young Award has been presented annually since 1969 to an individual for outstanding contri

Posted: 2017-01-30

NEPC is a highly aggressive cancer that sometimes emerges in prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Unfortunately ADT, which is common treatment for prostate cancer, had led to a correlating increase in cases of an aggressive variant called treatment-induced NEPC.

Posted: 2017-01-30

Dr. Nathan Lack, one of the VPC’s former post-doctoral fellows, has returned to his geographic and academic roots. A Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)’s Rising Star in 2011 and a Michael Smith post-doctoral fellow, he has continued to shine across the Atlantic at the exceptionally competitive and highly regarded Koç University School of Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey as an Associate Professor.

Posted: 2016-11-29

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi is the focus of a Nov. 25 article in the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute newsletter.  Read the full article here (opens in new window).

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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.

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Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer: June 18

The Raymond James Father's Day Wak Run for Prostate Cancer, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, took place Sunday June 18.  The website is still open for donations; click here to donate.

 

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Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi leads identification of gene linked to growth of aggressive neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC)

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