News

Dr. Martin Gleave
Posted: 2018-01-08

Read the original VCHRI News story here.

Dr. Martin Gleave was recently named a member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, for his leadership role in developing new treatments for prostate cancer and for his research on the mechanisms involved in the development of treatment resistance in cancer.

Posted: 2017-12-07

Dr. Alex Wyatt has been awarded a CIHR Early Career Investigator Award for $345,000 over 3 years.  His project aims to develop a procedure that will enable the identification of metastatic bladder cancer patients most likely to respond to specific therapies.

Posted: 2017-11-23

A drug development collaboration utilizing cryo-electron microscopy, lead by Dr. Artem Cherkasov and including the Vancouver Prostate Centre, the BC Cancer Agency, the ASTRID structural biology consortium within the Life Sciences Institute at UBC, and the Centre for Drug Research and Development, is the subject of a Nov. 18th a VCHRI News story.

Dr. Cherkasov
Posted: 2017-10-13

Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould today announced UBC's successful CFI Infrastructure Fund awardees. The largest grant, $9 million, was awarded to a research program led by Dr. Artem Cherkasov, titled Accelerated Drug Discovery Using Clinical Translation (ADDUCT).

Posted: 2017-10-06

In the last week, two VPC researchers have been awarded grants to fund research projects aimed at improving the treatment prostate cancer.

Posted: 2017-09-13

Thee publications out of the VPC describing work towards the development of new therapeutics were published in the last week.

Posted: 2017-08-23

The results of research awards from two agencies today demonstrate the VPC's successful translation of basic research into discoveries that are moving to clinical applications.

Posted: 2017-07-26

July 26, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - Continuing their longstanding tradition of partnering to fund high quality Canadian prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and The Movember Foundation today announced two new projects with very real potential to make a tangible difference in the lives of men living with aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

Posted: 2017-07-19

The Best of the AACR Journals collection 2016 highlights the most-cited articles published in 2015 across the AACR journals.

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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.

Events

Robbie Burns celebration

Robbie Burns Gala at the Pan Pacific Vancouver: January 25

The Pan Pacific Vancouver is hosting a celebration of Scotland's most famous poet, Robbie Burns, on January 25.  The event will include fundraising for Prostate Cancer Canada's Plaid for Dad campaign. There will be a traditional itinerary, starting with the official piping in of the guests, with exclusive malt tastings, authentic Scottish cuisine celebrating the haggis and ending the evening with a chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Click here for more information and tickets.

It's a Snow Day poster

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour: March 9

Mt. Seymour is hosting It's A Snow Day, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, on Friday March 9. The event will include slope time, a reception, and a silent auction. Click here for more details including how to register, donate and/or sponsor.

 

 

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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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