Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in North American men (other than skin cancer). One out of every 6 to 7 men will develop the disease during his lifetime. The exact cause of prostate cancer is still unknown; however, a combination of genetic, nutritional and environmental factors appear to play a role in its development. Typically, prostate cancer begins in the outer part of the gland. When confined within the prostate, it is called localized prostate cancer. Prostate cancer may behave in many different ways in different men. It may be relatively slow growing, but it may also be more aggressive in its behavior with a tendency to metastasize or spread to the lymph nodes, bones, or other parts of the body. It is this latter form of prostate cancer that is life threatening.

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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