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

PCC Plaid for Dad

Plaid for Dad: June 15, 2018

The VPC is proudly wearing plaid this Friday to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada. Click here to visit our team page and donate.

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run 2018

Father's Day Walk Run: June 17, 2018

The Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place Sunday June 17, 2018. Visit the event page for locations and registration. Click here to sponsor the Vancouver Prostate Centre team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Three VPC trainees receive 2018 VCHRI Rising Star Awards

2018 Rising Star Awardees
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award for Dr Black

Dr. Peter Black
DNA

Make A Difference

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