News

Posted: 2018-11-29

The Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) awarded the 2018 Huggins Medal to Dr. Martin Gleave. The medal is presented in recognition by the SUO of a major contribution and/or lifetime achievement in research and/or clinical practice that has contributed to the progress in the treatment for patients with genitourinary neoplasms. It has been awarded annually since 2001.

Posted: 2018-11-28

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi's project, Reversing Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer (NEPC), was  rated as one of the Top 5 Research Stories at The 25th Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat, held October 26- 28, at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation's Science Department rated the topics or discoveries discussed during the Scientific Retreat, and described each of the top five on their website. For Dr. Zoubeidi, the description is:

Dr. Collins and LAGA scientists
Posted: 2018-11-05

An interview with Dr. Colin Collins titled "Genomics in Prostate Cancer and Beyond" was published today in Gene Online. Dr. Collins discusses what brought him to the Vancouver Prostate Centre, his past and current research, and the importance of team science.   Click here to read the interview (link opens in new window). 

Drs Rennie and Cherkasov
Posted: 2018-11-05
VCHRI News published an article today discussing Drs. Rennie and Cherkasov's novel approach to developing new drugs to fight prostate cancer, and their team research approach. The VCHRI story includes a link to their article in Cancer Letters 437:35-43 (28 Nov 2018). We thank the funding agencies that supported this research: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Prostate Cancer Canada, and the Terry Fox Research Institute.  You can read the original article here; in addition, the text is included below.
Posted: 2018-10-23

Today, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation announced $4 million for three leading Canadian researchers on projects surrounding the use of biological markers in the prediction of how well prostate cancer will respond to treatment.

Posted: 2018-09-17

Dr. Yuzhuo Wang was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He received the honour in a presentation by Dr. Linda Rabeneck, President of the CAHS in a ceremony held in Vancouver on September 13 at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, BC.  You can view the full CAHS annoucment here; the entry for Dr. Wang is:

Dr. Zoubeidi
Posted: 2018-09-12

Each year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. This year, Dr Zoubeidi was awarded a UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, in recognition of meritorious performance.

Dr. Gleave and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Posted: 2018-09-06

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested Dr. Martin Gleave as a Member of the Order of Canada on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Rideau Hall.  Dr. Gleave's appointment was reported on January 6 by VCHRI News and re-posted on VPC News on Jan 8.

 

Dr. Gleave
Posted: 2018-07-26

Dr Martin Gleave is the recipient of the fifth annual Dr Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research for his work to improve outcomes from prostate cancer, which has spanned surgery, molecular manipulation in the search for new treatments, and managing the challenge of taking lab discoveries to market.  The UBC Faculty of Medicine bestows this award  annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding co

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Events

Movember Foundation 2018

Movember 2018

The Movember Foundation's fundraiser runs from November 1 to 30.  Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team as we join teams across Canada to raise funds for men's health research in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

An innovative new study advances personalized medicine for prostate cancer patients

Drs Chi and Wyatt
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Three researchers receive Prostate Cancer Canada & Movember Foundation grants for biomarker development