Expertise & Services

Expertise

The Clinical Trials Service at the Vancouver Prostate Centre builds on more than 20 years of experience in conducting superior quality clinical trials in a variety of indications. Our highly-qualified team of investigators and support staff include:

  • Four full-time urologists
  • Three full-time medical oncologists
  • Nine full-time clinical trial coordinators
  • Six registered nurses
  • Three regulatory affairs assistants
  • Administrative support staff

Services

Our core services include:

Clinical Trials:

  • Coordination of Phase I though III Clinical Trials
  • Pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and biomarker studies
  • Proof of concept trials
  • Standardized protocols for adjuvant drug studies prior to radical prostatectomy (allowing tissue analysis following drug exposure)
  • Safety/efficacy studies with single agent or combination therapies
  • Long term surveillance studies
  • QOL and outcome studies
  • Development of clinical trial protocols
  • Preparation of regulatory and ethical documentation for submission to health Canada and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  • Negotiation of Clinical Trial Agreements and Budgets
  • Development of study specific SOPs
  • Collection, entry, processing and analysis of clinical trials data and patient derived samples
    • Experience with both paper and electronic CRFs
  • Preparation of clinical study reports
  • Access to national and international multi-centre networks for GU tumor clinical trials

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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