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.

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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Make A Difference

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