Our Mission

The mission of the Vancouver Prostate Centre is to foster the paradigm of team-driven translational health research to discover molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and therapeutic resistance, and to use this information to develop new services and products that reduce suffering, improve survival for patients with cancer and promote regional growth of biotechnology.

Our Goals

  • Provide the very best treatment for men with prostate disease.
  • Act as a focus for prostate research and state of the art treatment activities throughout the Province of British Columbia.
  • Provide a national and international focus for research into prostate disease, which will enhance the understanding of many aspects of its biology.
  • Apply this knowledge in a practical way, leading to the development of new and better diagnostic tools and treatment methods.
  • Unify, in a virtual sense, the prostate research and treatment programs in British Columbia.
  • Provide a state-of-the-art facility for education of scientists and health care professionals at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.
  • Attract the best investigators, clinicians, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and around the globe who will acquire and disseminate new knowledge in the field of prostate disease.
  • Facilitate the translational aspect of research by the geographic proximity of clinical and basic science laboratory space.
  • Develop and disseminate educational materials and processes for the general public.
  • Promote regional growth of biotechnology.

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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