Translational Research

The Vancouver Prostate Centre is heavily focused on translational research, which is the ability to move laboratory discoveries through the checks and balances into clinical trials, and eventually to develop these research findings into new and more effective treatments.

PC-TRiADD is the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Translational Research Initiative for Accelerated Discovery and Development.

This initiative dives down to the molecular level to understand prostate cancer progression and treatment resistance and uses that information to develop new services and products to improve cancer outcomes.

Funded by the Government of Canada as a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR), PC-TRiADD also offers pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as external researchers, integrated translational research services such as drug discovery, preclinical testing, tumour biology and clinical research.

Click here to read PC-TRiADD's 2016-2017 annual report (opens in new window)

PC-TRiADD 2016-17 Annual Report


Research2Reality interview with Dr. Gleave

Dr. Gleave discusses the role of research in the development of new drug combinations and personalized treatments for prostate cancer on Research2Reality's Orange Chair Sessions (2.5 minutes).

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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