PCSC News

September 2016: 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Symposium

2016-11-01

For the third consecutive year, the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program participated in the 16th annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Symposium. This year was Vancouver’s turn to host the symposium for patients, their families and health care professionals, in conjunction with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine. This conference brought together the leading experts on prostate cancer to present and discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress. Over 185 participants attended the meeting in Vancouver which provided a state-of-the-art update on:

  • radical prostatectomy
  • treatment of localized prostate cancer
  • medical management of advanced prostate cancer
  • hereditary cancer and genomics of prostate cancer
  • effects of androgen deprivation therapy and the increase risk for cardiovascular risk
  • the role of exercise for prostate cancer
  • enhance understanding of the impact of living with prostate cancer

Mark your calendars to attend next year’s symposium on Saturday September 23, 2017!

Videos on YouTube (links open in new window):

Session 1 - 08:30AM-10:00AM

Session 2 - 10:10AM-11:40AM

Session 3 - 1:00PM-3:10PM

 

September 2016 Special Guest Lecturer Dr. Margot Davis

2016-09-06

On Tuesday September 6th, 2016 we had the pleasure of Dr. Margot Davis, a cardio-oncologist at Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital, present a lecture "Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis". This lecture is part of the Special Guest Lecture Series that the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) program is dedicated to providing to patients and their partners throughout the year. To view this lecture, please click here (YouTube opens in new window; length: 33:48).

April 2016 Webinar: Maintaining a Sexual Life with Prostate Cancer

2016-04-01

On April 1st, Dr. Stacy Elliott was the third speaker in our Special Guest Lecture series. Over 100 people came out on a rainy Vancouver night to attend her lecture "Maintaining a Sexual Life with Prostate Cancer" which was held in the Paetzold Auditorium at Vancouver General Hospital. During her talk, Dr. Elliott focused on why there are changes to sexual function after prostate cancer treatments, what can be done to restore satisfying sex, and future approaches to sexual rehabilitation following prostate cancer treatment. She also discussed strategies for men to try to limit the negative side effects of prostate cancer treatments on their sexual function. To view this webinar please click here (YouTube video, opens in new window).

January 2016: Data from PCSC Program presented at the inaugural ASCO Survivorship Symposium, San Francisco, USA

2016-01-01

A unique collaboration among the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology took place to create the ASCO Survivorship Symposium which provided information about survivorship issues that both primary care physicians and oncologists are faced with throughout the cancer care continuum. Our program submitted two posters to the meeting, one poster displayed updated metrics about the PCSC program (click here, PDF opens in new window), and the second poster displayed information about the patterns of use of the PCSC Program’s services by its participants (click here, PDF opens in new window).

September 2015: Additional funding from the SSC

2015-09-02

The PCSC Program is proud to announce it is the recipient of additional funding from the SSC and work will begin to distribute the program to other locations in BC. The deliverables associated with this 2 year grant include: Creation of a Formal Multi-Partner Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Network, Expansion of our Sexual Health Training Program and Development of the Psycho-Oncology module. Other projects including initiation of a male pelvic floor physiotherapy training program, expansion of the dietary educational services, economic impact analysis of the PCSC program, and communication of the PCSC program to sites via remote access will take place concurrently. 

September 2015: 15th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Symposium

2015-09-01

At the premier prostate cancer conference in the Northwest for patients and their families, with support from the Vancouver Prostate Centre's Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program and the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, in conjunction with the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of British Columbia, brought together the foremost experts on prostate cancer to present and discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress. Over 80 participants attended the meeting in Vancouver which provided a state-of-the-art update on:

  • prevention and early detection of prostate cancer
  • treatment of localized prostate cancer
  • medical management of advanced prostate cancer
  • current status of knowledge about the role of nutrition in prostate cancer
  • recent scientific progress and a survey of current clinical trials likely to change the standard of care in the coming years
  • the challenges of coping with a diagnosis of prostate cancer and sexuality in prostate cancer survivors 
  • the role of exercise in prostate cancer

Click here for the videos (link opens in new window).

July 2015 Video: The PCSC Program

2015-07-01

Our key funder, the SSC, created a short video to explain what the PCSC Program is and how it helped a patient and his partner Click here to see the video (opens in new window)

June 2015: Data from PCSC Program presented at MASCC/ISSO Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015-06-01

During the ‘Rehabilitation and Survivorship’ session, Dr. Celestia Higano presented initial data from the PCSC Program. Click here for the abstract (PDF opens in new window) that was submitted and presented at the conference.

January 2015 Webinar: Prostate Cancer - Managing the side effects of ADT

2015-01-01

On January 15th, Dr. Stacy Elliott from the PCSC Program and Dr. Jennifer Locke, urology resident in the UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, gave a presentation to the Family Practice Oncology Network: "Prostate Cancer - Managing the side effects of ADT". The talk was 60mins in length and included discussion on the history of androgen treatments for prostate cancer, how the treatments work in the body, the side effects of treatment and methods to reduce the side effects. To view this webinar please click here (AdobeConnect video, opens in new window, may be slow to load).

September 2014: 14th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Symposium 

2014-09-01

On Saturday September 13, our program teamed up with Prostate Cancer Foundation BC to support Vancouver's first participation in the 14th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Symposium in conjunction with the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University. The day was a success and we have committed to participating again next year on Saturday September 19, 2015.

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Events

Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer: June 18

The Raymond James Father's Day Wak Run for Prostate Cancer, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place Sunday June 18.  Our Centre has a team registered at the Metro Vancouver site; click here to join or donate.

 

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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)

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