A three-minute clip on the Vancouver Prostate Centre and one of our novel approaches to designing therapeutic drugs was featured on Global TV evening news on Monday September 17, 2012. The video includes interviews with patient Don Konantz and research scientists Dr. Colin Collins and Dr. Artem Cherkazov. Watch the clip here (a short advertisement plays before the news clip).
Monday September 17, 2012
Vancouver, BC – Researchers at the Vancouver Prostate Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC are undertaking a revolutionary approach to find new drug therapies and molecular targets that will help prostate cancer patients who have become resistant to treatment.
A new study co-authored by Dr. Larry Goldenberg, urologic surgeon and researcher at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and head of the Department Urologic Sciences at UBC, has shown that prostate cancer patients who are given a “drug holiday” have the same survival rate as the continuous treatment group, and a far better quality of life.
Drs. Martin Gleave and Colin Collins part of new pan-Canadian prostate cancer network
A new pan-Canadian network of prostate cancer researchers formed by the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) aims to address this need with approximately $4-million provided by the Terry Fox Foundation and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The funding was announced today at the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM).
Congratulations to Dr. Amina Zoubeidi for being one of nine recipients of the 2012 Career Investigator Award, Scholar (Biomedical) from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Click here for further information.
The 16th annual Mr. Lube Tournament for Life golf tournament was held on Monday June 4, 2012 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club.
This year's tournament raised more than $188,000 benefitting the work of the Vancouver Prostate Centre and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
In the June 12, 2012 issue of the Vancouver Sun, Dr. Larry Goldenberg discusses the issue of PSA screening for prostate cancer.
Congratulations to Willy Konantz and Taylor Scholz on the completion of their Gear West: Our Ride For Men ride to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer research. Willy and Taylor left London, Ontario on May 2 and arrived in West Vancouver on June 9. They were joined by many supporters on the last leg of their journey, including Willy's father Don who inspired their ride.
The 2012 Canada Safeway Foundation Reception to celebrate the charitable organizations they have worked with over the last 10 years will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Level 3.
Since its inception in 2002, the Canada Safeway Foundation has enabled the donation of over $3.5 million to more than twenty charities in the province of BC, including the Vancouver Prostate Centre.
Willy Konantz and Taylor Scholz are two university students biking across Canada to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer research. They will start May 2 in London, Ontario (where they are attending university) and cycle an average of 160 kilometres per day, six days a week to their homes in Vancouver, BC.