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

Terry Fox

Terry Fox Run: Sunday Sept. 18

The annual Terry Fox Run fundraiser took place Sunday September 18 at locations across Canada.  The VPC team of 61 members raised over $37,000. The Terry Fox Foundation has enabled groundbreaking work in the field of cancer therapeutics, and revolutionized fundraising for such work. The fundraising page is still live for those who wish to donate to our team.

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