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

Step Up Challenge fundraiser: Feb 19 in Vancouver

The annual Step Up Challenge, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place in Vancouver on February 19. Once again, VPC researchers are taking on the challenge to climb 375 flights of stairs; click here to sponsor our team.

BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 7: Prostate Cancer Foundation BC fundraiser

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has a fundraising page for participants in the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 7th.  You can make a donation by clicking here, or contact PCF-BC for more information of how to help at prostatebceventsattelus [dot] net.

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

Make A Difference

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

Movember