Intermittent androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer treatment: long-term multi-centre study results

Date Posted: 
2012-08-13

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.

Vancouver Coastal Health researchers and clinicians at the Vancouver Prostate Centre are pioneers in this field, having begun research and treatment of patients with intermittent therapy since the 1990s. The Centre has been an epicenter for this form of treatment and results from this large-scale study confirm earlier research. The study, which was published in New England Journal of Medicine (September 6, 2012), is expected to impact changes in prostate cancer protocols at other centres across Canada and worldwide.

Click here for more information and here for the reference at New England Journal of Medicine.

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
DNA

Make A Difference

Help the Vancouver Prostate Centre fund research to find better treatments and a cure.