Our Mission

The mission of the Vancouver Prostate Centre is to foster the paradigm of team-driven translational health research to discover molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and therapeutic resistance, and to use this information to develop new services and products that reduce suffering, improve survival for patients with cancer and promote regional growth of biotechnology.

Our Goals

  • Provide the very best treatment for men with prostate disease.
  • Act as a focus for prostate research and state of the art treatment activities throughout the Province of British Columbia.
  • Provide a national and international focus for research into prostate disease, which will enhance the understanding of many aspects of its biology.
  • Apply this knowledge in a practical way, leading to the development of new and better diagnostic tools and treatment methods.
  • Unify, in a virtual sense, the prostate research and treatment programs in British Columbia.
  • Provide a state-of-the-art facility for education of scientists and health care professionals at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.
  • Attract the best investigators, clinicians, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and around the globe who will acquire and disseminate new knowledge in the field of prostate disease.
  • Facilitate the translational aspect of research by the geographic proximity of clinical and basic science laboratory space.
  • Develop and disseminate educational materials and processes for the general public.
  • Promote regional growth of biotechnology.

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

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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Cherkasov