The decision as to which type of anesthesia to employ during surgery is made between the patient and the anesthesiologist. Typically, patients and their families meet with the anesthesia service in the days prior to surgery to discuss their general medical health, previous anesthetic experiences and specific anesthetic related concerns.

Three general categories of anesthesia are used for RP: general, regional or combination (general and regional). Multiple factors go into the decision as to which technique to use: patient preference, patient anatomy, medical history and post¬operative pain control needs. These issues are addressed with each patient during the pre-operative anesthesia visit. The vast majority of patients at VGH undergo general anesthesia.

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.


2016 Step Up team

Step Up Challenge fundraiser: February 25, 2018

The annual Step Up Challenge, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place in Vancouver on Sunday February 25. Click here to sponsor our relay team as they climbs 379 floors. Click here to volunteer to help with the event.

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.




Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy

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