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

Clinical Assay Laboratory:

  • Biomarker and assay development
  • Human CTC assays
  • Human plasma and serum ELISA assays: single and multiplex

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

Robbie Burns celebration

Robbie Burns Gala at the Pan Pacific Vancouver: January 25

The Pan Pacific Vancouver is hosting a celebration of Scotland's most famous poet, Robbie Burns, on January 25.  The event will include fundraising for Prostate Cancer Canada's Plaid for Dad campaign. There will be a traditional itinerary, starting with the official piping in of the guests, with exclusive malt tastings, authentic Scottish cuisine celebrating the haggis and ending the evening with a chorus of Auld Lang Syne. Click here for more information and tickets.

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.

 

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi leads identification of gene linked to growth of aggressive neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC)

DNA

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