Other Research Projects

  • Targeting the androgen receptor for knockout using siRNA/RNA interference strategies
  • Inhibiting androgen signaling using small molecules that bind to the androgen receptor
  • Determining mechanisms of ERG-mediated prostatic carcinogenesis
  • Defining the role and relevance of exosomes as communication vesicles during prostate cancer progression and the development of therapeutic resistance
  • Identification of changes in the genomes and transcriptomes of tumors mechanistically linked to the emergence of metastasis and drug resistance 
  • Determining the role of Semaphorin 3C in treatment resistance of prostate cancer
  • Investigating the anti-apoptosis protein, BIRC6 as a potential therapeutic target for prostate cancer
  • Bio-engineering and testing viruses that specifically infect and kill tumor cells while sparing normal cells

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.


2016 Step Up team

Step Up Challenge fundraiser: February 25, 2018

The annual Step Up Challenge, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place in Vancouver on Sunday February 25. Click here to sponsor our relay team as they climbs 379 floors. Click here to volunteer to help with the event.

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.




Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy

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