The Prostate

What Is The Prostate?

The prostate is a small gland about the size and shape of a chestnut.  It is situated just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the passage that carries urine from the bladder through the penis during urination. Women do not have a prostate.

What Is The Function Of The Prostate?

The prostate secretes fluid, which forms part of the semen in which sperm are transported.  During sexual activity and orgasm, the semen enters the urethra and passes along it, through the penis to the outside.  This is called ejaculation.

Male Genitourinary System

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

Eric McCormack concert

Eric McCormack fundraising concert Aug 5 & 6

Emmy-winning actor Eric McCormack brings a night of music and storytelling to Vancouver's Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage on August 5 & 6 in support of Prostate Cancer Canada. Click here for more details and click here here for tickets ($115 and $95).

Terry Fox

Terry Fox Run: Sunday Sept. 18

The annual Terry Fox Run fundraiser takes place Sunday September 18 at locations across Canada.  It is free to register and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. The Terry Fox Foundation has enabled groundbreaking work in the field of cancer therapeutics, and revolutionized fundraising for such work. Please consider donating to our team, or registering to participate.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, May 6, 2016

Dr. Alex Wyatt - The Future of Prostate Cancer Research

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Make A Difference

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

Movember