Anesthesia

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.

Events

VPC Terry Fox team 2016

Terry Fox Run: Sunday September 16, 2018

On Sunday September 16, the fundraising Terry Fox walk/run/ride is taking place across Canada.  We are grateful for our  grant support provided by The Terry Fox Foundation and Terry Fox Research Institute continously since 1998 - click here to donate to our team (opens in new window)

 

Vancouver

18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference: Sat Sept 22, 2018

The 18th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference for patients, their families and health care professionals will be held in Vancouver on Saturday September 22, from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Click here for further details and to purchase tickets ($30, includes lunch). (Opens in new window)

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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

Dr. Gleave
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three VPC trainees receive 2018 VCHRI Rising Star Awards

2018 Rising Star Awardees
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