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

VPC Terry Fox team 2016

Terry Fox Run - September 20, 2020

The 40th annual Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday September 20 across Canada, as a virtual event.  Please consider donating to or joining our TFRI-VPC team as we raise funds to enable The Terry Fox Foundation & The Terry Fox Research Institute to continue their support of innovative and progressive cancer research programs

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Drs. Gleave, Lack and Wang awarded CIHR Project Grants

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

MSFHR 2020 Awardees: Drs. Hach, Gentile, Massah

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Drs. Cherkasov and Jean receive CIHR grant to find new antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19