Research grant award news: Dr. Zoubeidi (PCF Challenge) and Dr. Wyatt (Movember Discovery)

Date Posted: 
2017-10-06

In the last week, two VPC researchers have been awarded grants to fund research projects aimed at improving the treatment prostate cancer.

Dr. Alex Wyatt and his team, including Drs. Kim Chi and Faraz Hach, were awarded a Movember Discovery Grant for their project, "Genomic truncation of the Androgen Receptor in poor-prognosis castration-resistant prostate cancer." Funded by the Movember Foundation, selected by Prostate Cancer Canada, and announced September 28, the winners were chosen based on novel research projects that have the potential to make a significant difference in a number of areas across the spectrum of prostate cancer research.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) awarded Dr. Amina Zoubeidi (VPC/UBC) and Dr. Himisha Beltran (Weill Cornell Medical College) a 2017 PCF Challenge Award, for their project "Targeting BRN2 in Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer". The Challenge Awards support international, cross-disciplinary teams of investigators conducting pioneering research into critical, unmet medical needs in areas that have the highest potential for impacting and extending lives of men with advanced prostate cancer. This year's awardees were annouced on the first day of the PCF Annual Scientic Retreat, October 5.

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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

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Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

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Monday, September 16, 2019

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

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
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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