News

Posted: 2021-07-24

Projects lead by Drs. Dong, Nappi and Wyatt were awarded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants in the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition,  for a total of $1.72 million over five years.

The funded projects are:

Dr. Kishor Wasan (L) and Professor Madanlal T. Wasan (R)
Posted: 2021-05-21

A $2,000 prize has been made available annually through a gift from Dr. Kishor Wasan in memory of his father, Professor Madanlal T. Wasan (1930-2005), for an outstanding Ph.D. student whose supervisor is in the Department of Urologic Sciences. 

Dr. Flannigan
Posted: 2021-05-10

VCHRI News has featured an article discussing an international study led by Dr. Flannigan, which demonstrated that a specialized clinic could help to increase the sexual satisfaction of prostate cancer survivors.

Click here to read at VCHRI News; text of the article is below.

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Dr. Cox
Posted: 2021-04-26

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Michael Cox is the recipient of a 2021 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each Faculty, and within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. 

Dr. Colin Collins
Posted: 2021-03-04

Dr. Colin Collins has been awarded a five-year CIHR Project Grant for "Uncovering early mediators of lineage plasticity and validation of a metabolic vulnerability in neuroendocrine prostate cancer" (co-investigators: Dr. YZ Wang and Dr. Martin Gleave). 

Posted: 2021-01-22

Dr. Lucia Nappi (MD, PhD) has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 2020 Health Professional-Investigator Award for her project "Moving towards a biology-based care model in germ cell tumours."

Dr. Wyatt
Posted: 2021-01-08

Dr. Wyatt was interviewed by VCHRI News, discussing his recent Nature Communications publication. Text from the article is below; the original post is on VCHRI News.

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Posted: 2020-12-16

Dr. Lucia Nappi (MD, PhD) has received a 2020 Tad Smith & Caroline Fitzgibbons-PCF Young Investigator Award for her project "Uncovering Lineage Plasticity in the Context of Specific Genomic Alterations in High Risk Prostate Cancer."

Dr. Gleave
Posted: 2020-12-08

Dr. Martin Gleave has been elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors Fellow. The NAI Fellows Selection Committee inducts as Fellows those who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. We congratulate him on this prestigious recognition.

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

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser - September 19

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

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dr. Zoubeidi awarded Canada Research Chair 1 in Cancer Therapy Resistance

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Friday, May 21, 2021

Professor Madanlal T. Wasan Memorial Prize in Urologic Sciences

Dr. Kishor Wasan (L) and Professor Madanlal T. Wasan (R)