News

Posted: 2022-11-29

Congratulations to the VPC team led by Dr. Amina Zoubeidi on receiving a successful team grant for a 2022 New Frontiers Program Project Grant from The Terry Fox Research Institute.

Posted: 2022-11-15

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Gleave who received the Mostafa M. Elhilali Award at the SIU in Montreal! Every year, during the SIU Annual Congress, the Society recognizes outstanding contributions to the Society, and the field of urology through the presentation of various awards. This award in particular is given to a scientist of excellent scientific and ethical standing.

Posted: 2022-10-06

Congratulations to Dr. Lucia Nappi, PI of the research project: “Detection of early relapse using circulating miR371a-3p in patients with early stage testicular germ cell tumors” which received a three year, $622,872 USD US Department of Defense – Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program in the category of Career Development Award.

Posted: 2022-09-28

Lineage plasticity of prostate cancer is associated with resistance to androgen receptor (AR) pathway inhibition (ARPI) and supported by a reactive tumor microenvironment.

Posted: 2022-09-20

Innovative technology developed by Vancouver Prostate Centre investigator Dr. Mads Daugaard will allow scientists to access cell analytics from anywhere in the world, which could help democratize research and advance the development of personalized medical treatments.

Posted: 2022-09-15

Dr. Kotaro Suzuki joins over 1,400 Research Trainee award holders from Michael Smith Health Research BC who reflect the best and brightest of BC's health research talent.

Dr. Suzuki joined Dr. Martin Gleave’s research team at the Vancouver Prostate Centre in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia as a postdoctoral research fellow.

Posted: 2022-09-15

Congratulations to Dr Alexander Wyatt on his promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia (UBC).

Recently, Dr Wyatt together with senior medical oncologists and urologists at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and UBC, demonstrated that plasma circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is highly representative of metastatic lesions in prostate and bladder cancer.

This promotion reflects Dr Wyatt's contribution in teaching and research, leading to an outstanding research career to date.

Posted: 2022-07-20

Researchers at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and BC Cancer have developed a new blood test that provides unprecedented insight into a patient’s cancer make-up, potentially allowing doctors to better select treatment options that will improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Govind Kaigala
Posted: 2022-07-13

Dr. Govind Kaigala has been appointed Senior Research Scientist at our Centre. Dr. Kaigala (PhD) was recruited to the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME), UBC Life Sciences Institute (LSI) and the Vancouver Prostate Center.

Dr. Gillian Vandekerkhove
Posted: 2022-06-28

The second annual Professor Madanlal T. Wasan Memorial Prize in Urologic Sciences Award has been awarded to Dr. Gillian Vandekerkhove. Dr. Ninadh D’Costa​ received the first annual award in 2021.

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

It's a Snow Day!

Hitting the slopes early 2023 and support
Prostate Cancer here in BC!

Visit the website to Register: Prostate Cancer | It's A Snow Day | Surrey (itsasnowday.ca)

Pars for Prostate fundraiser: September 22, 2022

The First Annual Pars for Prostate golf fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place September 22, 2022 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course. For information and to register please visit www.parsforprostate.ca

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Congratulations to the Vancouver Prostate Centre team on receiving a 2022 team grant from the Terry Fox Research Institute

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Dr. Gleave received the Mostafa M. Elhilali Award