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.

Representative regulatory network for a single androgen regulated gene. Using multiple experimental approaches can characterize the complex interplay between different DNA switches to turn genes on. Image taken from VCHRI News original story.
Posted: 2022-05-03

VCHRI News published an article about Dr. Nathan Lack's research. Click here to see the article at VCHRI News, or scroll down for the text. 

Dr. Nappi
Posted: 2022-04-12

Congratulations to Dr. Lucia Nappi, PI of the multi-centre international project “Integrating investigational miR371a-3p with conventional radiology imaging for earlier and more precise detection of active germ cell malignancy: a BCC/SWOG/S1823 secondary use of data collaboration” which received a five year, $1.5M USD National Institute of Health R37 Grant in the category of Imaging, Biomarkers and Digital Pathomics for the Early Detection of Premetastatic Aggressive Cancer.

Dr. Flannigan and research assistant Meghan Robinson with the bioprinter their team is using to 3D print human testicular cells
Posted: 2022-03-16

Text and photo re-posted from VCHRI News and the UBC Faculty of Medicine; see the original posts and additional photos here and here.

Posted: 2022-03-08

Congratulations to Drs Wyatt, Chi and Fonseca on being awarded a three-year Canadian Cancer Society Challenge Grant - Sept 2021 competition for their project, Accelerating clinical development of plasma ctDNA fraction as a management tool in advanced prostate cancer.

Posted: 2022-02-07

Congratulations to Drs.Daugaard, Wang, Wyatt and their teams on being awarded multi-year grants in the CIHR Project Grant: Fall 2021 competition.

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects with a specific purpose and a defined endpoint. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry or knowledge translation approaches.

Dr. Cherkasov
Posted: 2022-01-12

Congratulations to Dr. Artem Cherkasov on being awarded the Tier 1 CRC in Precision Cancer Drug Design.

Posted: 2021-12-14

This week, Dr. Edmund Kwan received the 2021 Amgen-PCF Young Investigator Award, and Dr. Kwan and Dr. Michael Cox were both recipients of UBC Killam awards.

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.


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

Dr. Black

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 18th, 2022

The 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 18, 2022. If you are able, please consider joining and/or donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research


Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

With just a tablespoon of blood, B.C. researchers aim to transform cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dr. Govind Kaigala appointed Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Govind Kaigala