News

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:

Posted: 2019-01-08

January's Prostate Cancer Canada blog features an interview with Dr. Paul Rennie titled From idea to possibility: Moving research from the lab to patient care.

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.

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

Step  Up Challenge 2019

Step Up Challenge Vancouver - March 10, 2019

Donations are still being accepted for Prostate Cancer Canada's Step Up Challenge fundraiser, which took place on Sunday March 10.   Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team

10th Anniversary Ride to Live

West Coast Motorcycle Ride To Live: May 26th

The 10th Anniversary West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live is taking place in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on May 26 (Victoria date to be finalized), with details on the event and how to register on the event website.  This fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC includes a 50/50 raffle open to all BC residents over age 19.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, January 25, 2019

Dr. Wang awarded CIHR project grant; three trainees awarded PCF-BC research grants

Dr. Wang and laboratory
Friday, February 15, 2019

Dr. Zoubeidi interviewed for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi