Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Date Posted: 
2010-09-27

The Vancouver Sun is running a series of articles on prostate cancer this week. 

Monday, Sept 27: Overview: A look at the statistics and growing awareness of prostate cancer in B.C

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Larry Goldenberg, Urologic surgeon and Clinical Research Director, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Director, Men’s Health Initiative of BC

Tuesday, Sept 28: PSA Testing: Should B.C. offer universal PSA tests, which indicate prostate cancer?

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Tom Pickles, Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency; Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun Theatre Critic who had a PSA test on video for the Van Sun prostate package; Don Nishio, prostate cancer patient

Wednesday, Sept 29: Complementary Therapies and Diet:Complementary therapy to stay healthy before and during cancer treatment

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Emma Guns, Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre; Hal Gunn, co-founder and CEO of InspireHealth; Cheri Van Patten, Registered Dietitian, Research and Clinical Practitioner, BC Cancer Agency;  Claude Garceau, prostate cancer patient following a complementary therapy regime

Thursday, Sept 30: Intimacy and Relationships: Grappling with fears around sexual function and relationships after prostate cancer

Live Chat (archived):  John Christopherson, clinical counsellor, BC Cancer Agency’s patient and family counseling department; Dr. Stacy Elliot, Sexual Health Clinician,  Vancouver Prostate Centre; Jeff Jarvis, author, blogger and prostate cancer survivor

Friday, Oct 1: New Treatment: New technology to help diagnose and treat prostate cancer

Live Chat (archived): Dr. Alan So, Urologic surgeon and Clinician Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre

Additional articles are at The Vancouver Sun.

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

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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

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

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Cherkasov