News

Dr. Zoubeidi
Posted: 2019-10-31

Congratulations to Dr. Amina Zoubeidi on her promotion to Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia (UBC).

This promotion relfects Dr. Zoubeidi's contributions in teaching, graduate supervision, research and service within the UBC community, and her outstanding research career to date.

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Posted: 2019-09-16

September 16, 2019 - Prostate Cancer Canada today announced a $2 million investment in prostate cancer research, awarding 10 projects Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants. Grant recipients include the Vancouver Prostate Centre's Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg.

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Posted: 2019-09-12

Each year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. This year,  UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awards were given to Dr. Alexander Wyatt (Excellence in Basic Science Research) and Dr. Poul Sorensen (Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty).

Click here for the full list of awardees.  

 

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman
Posted: 2019-09-10

Drs. Poul Sorensen, Martin Ester and David Huntsman have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences in Canada.

Posted: 2019-07-23

The Vancouver Prostate Centre has recently acquired and commissioned a state-of-the-art high resolution (29 MHz) micro-ultrasound machine —called the ExactVu micro-ultrasound -- for use in image-guided targeted biopsies of the prostate. This technology, which is now part of our regular clinical workflow, enables our urologists to accurately identify and biopsy cancer lesions in the prostate, and can also be used as an aid in delivering targeted focal therapies to the tumour.

Posted: 2019-07-08

Dr. Ryan Flannigan and his colleagues are studying a new treatment for men suffering from chronic scrotal pain.

Dr. Cox and family
Posted: 2019-06-11

Dr. Michael Cox is featured in VCHRI News in an article that highlights his current research and his volunteer work, both of which are focused on improving the lives of men and families affected by prostate cancer. Click here to read at VCHRI News; text of the article is below.

Dr. Chi
Posted: 2019-06-03

The TITAN clinical trial has demonstrated that the addition of apalutamide to androgen-deprivation therapy significantly improved radiographic progression-free survival and overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer. These results were presented by Dr. Kim Chi at ASCO on May 31, and were written up on ASCO Daily News on June 1.  Dr.

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

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

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, September 16, 2019

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg awarded Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drs. Wyatt and Sorensen receive 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Drs. Sorensen, Ester and Huntsman elected to Royal Society of Canada

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman