News

Posted: 2019-05-04

May 4, 2019 - Dr. Martin Gleave gave the AUA 2019's Ramon Guiteras Lecture, a plenary invited lecture named after the AUA's founder. Click here to read the original story at AUA Daily News, the text of which is copied below.

Dr. Daugaard
Posted: 2019-05-03

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Awards One-of-a-Kind Grant to Aid in Childhood Cancer Research Discovery: St. Baldrick’s Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award provides scientists opportunity to pursue unrestricted research

Dr. Subramaniam
Posted: 2019-04-18

April 17, 2019 - Dr. Sriram Subramaniam has joined the University of British Columbia (UBC) as the Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design.

Dr. Subramaniam is recognized as a global leader in the emerging field of cryo-electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, a technology that has sparked a revolution in imaging of protein complexes. He is appointed both in the Department of Urologic Sciences and in Biochemistry and Molecular biology at UBC and is linked to the precision cancer drug design program at the Vancouver Prostate Centre.

Dr. Xuesen Dong
Posted: 2019-04-10

A recent publication from Dr.

Mr. Don Mattrick
Posted: 2019-04-05

The Vancouver Prostate Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Mattrick to our Board of Directors.

Don is currently is co-founder and co-president of MdGB Capital, a private company that manages a group assets and operating companies throughout North America.

Dr. Gleave at the VPC
Posted: 2019-04-01

The UBC Faculty of Medicine today published "Translating research to treat prostate cancer" - a profile of the translational research breakthroughs being made at our Centre. Featuring our Executive Director Dr. Gleave, the article discusses the innovative potential therapeutics discovered by Drs. Rennie, Cherkasov and Zoubeidi.

Posted: 2019-02-25

February 25, 2019 - Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new protein “switch” that could stop the progression of blood-poisoning, or sepsis, and increase the chances of surviving the life-threatening disease.

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Posted: 2019-02-15

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi was featured in articles on VCHRI News and Prostate Cancer Canada on February 11, 2019, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The VCHRI News article, "Ask an expert: Who runs the (science) world?" contains interviews with three researchers at VCHRI who share their experiences and offer advice for the next generation of women scientists.

Dr. Wang and laboratory
Posted: 2019-01-25

Dr YZ Wang and his co-applicants Drs Ci, He and Lin were the recipients of a five-year CIHR Project Grant (Fall 2018 competition) for their proposal titled "Function and therapeutic potential of SUV420H2 in neuroendocrine prostate cancer."

Three VPC trainees received Prostate Cancer Foundation BC research grants:

Ms. Vandekerkhove
Posted: 2019-01-21

Gillian Vandekerkhove, a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Wyatt, is co-first author on two papers published in European Urology (Impact Factor 17.5) this month:

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

Plaid for Dad

Plaid for Dad Fundraiser, June 14, 2019

Plaid for Dad is a workplace fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada, with online registration & fundraising leading up to Friday June 14th's "wear plaid to work" day. Visit the event website to register a team, join/fundraise for a team or buy plaid to wear on the day.      

Fathers Day Walk Run 2019

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run Fundraiser, June 16, 2019

The 21st Annual Raymond James Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place on Sunday June 16, 2019 in various locations across BC. Registration fees ($40) include a shirt and BBQ lunch, and are waived for those who raise over $150. Click here to sponsor our Centre's team (opens in new window).

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dr. Mads Daugaard receives the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award

Dr. Daugaard
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dr. Subramaniam joins UBC as Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design

Dr. Subramaniam
Monday, April 1, 2019

VPC's translational research profiled in UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Dr. Gleave at the VPC