Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Date Posted: 
2010-09-27

The Vancouver Sun is running a series of articles on prostate cancer this week. 

Monday, Sept 27: Overview: A look at the statistics and growing awareness of prostate cancer in B.C

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Larry Goldenberg, Urologic surgeon and Clinical Research Director, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Director, Men’s Health Initiative of BC

Tuesday, Sept 28: PSA Testing: Should B.C. offer universal PSA tests, which indicate prostate cancer?

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Tom Pickles, Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency; Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun Theatre Critic who had a PSA test on video for the Van Sun prostate package; Don Nishio, prostate cancer patient

Wednesday, Sept 29: Complementary Therapies and Diet:Complementary therapy to stay healthy before and during cancer treatment

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Emma Guns, Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre; Hal Gunn, co-founder and CEO of InspireHealth; Cheri Van Patten, Registered Dietitian, Research and Clinical Practitioner, BC Cancer Agency;  Claude Garceau, prostate cancer patient following a complementary therapy regime

Thursday, Sept 30: Intimacy and Relationships: Grappling with fears around sexual function and relationships after prostate cancer

Live Chat (archived):  John Christopherson, clinical counsellor, BC Cancer Agency’s patient and family counseling department; Dr. Stacy Elliot, Sexual Health Clinician,  Vancouver Prostate Centre; Jeff Jarvis, author, blogger and prostate cancer survivor

Friday, Oct 1: New Treatment: New technology to help diagnose and treat prostate cancer

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Alan So, Urologic surgeon and Clinician Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre

Additional articles are at The Vancouver Sun.

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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)

 

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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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