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Posted: 2015-03-12

The Future of Prostate Cancer Care: How Dr. Kim Chi translates research into care is the cover story of the Spring 2015 issue of BC Cancer Foundation's Partners in Discovery Magazine.  

Dr. Chi holds the positions of Associate Director, Clinical Research and a Senior Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, and Medical Oncologist, Medical Director - Clinical Trials Unit and Chair - Genitourinary Systemic Group at the BC Cancer Agency.

Posted: 2015-01-01

A recent preliminary retrospective study of patients on active surveillance has demonstrated a technique to enhance the identification of patients requiring definitive treatment.

Posted: 2014-11-19

November 18, 2014 - Prostate Cancer Canada has awarded a third Translation Acceleration Grant under their program TAG2: Novel Therapeutics for Advanced Disease. This funding is for groups studying novel therapeutics and treatment options for metastatic and castrate-resistant prostate cancer, for projects aimed at eliminating advanced disease from affected men.

Posted: 2014-11-18

The latest issue of Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute News includes a discussion with Dr. Ralph Buttyan on his Prostate Cancer Canada - Movember funded team research program. The article "How Movember’s moustaches are taking prostate cancer down" is available here.

Posted: 2014-11-14

A multinational study lead by Dr. Rob Bristow and including Dr. Colin Collins of the VPC was published in The Lancet Oncology and was written up in The Globe and Mail.

Posted: 2014-11-03

November 3, 2014 - Dr. Ralph Buttyan was on Breakfast Television Vancouver this morning, discussing his Movember-funded team grant. The interview also touches on the current PSA testing controversy.  Watch the whole interview here, and learn more about the inaugural team grant here.

Posted: 2014-10-30

This week, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommended not using PSA as a screening test for prostate cancer.

Posted: 2014-09-26

September 26, 2014 - Prostate Cancer Canada today annouced the results of their funding decision in their Translation Acceleration Grant competition TAG2: Novel Therapeutics for Advanced Disease.  This funding is for groups studying novel therapeutics and treatment options for metastatic and castrate-resistant prostate cancer, for  projects aimed at eliminating advanced disease from affected men.

Posted: 2014-09-12

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.

Posted: 2014-08-26

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.

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Dr. Gleave awarded the 2018 Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three VPC trainees receive 2018 VCHRI Rising Star Awards

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