News

Dr. Subramaniam
Posted: 2019-04-18

April 17, 2019 - Dr. Sriram Subramaniam has joined the University of British Columbia (UBC) as the Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design.

Dr. Subramaniam is recognized as a global leader in the emerging field of cryo-electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, a technology that has sparked a revolution in imaging of protein complexes. He is appointed both in the Department of Urologic Sciences and in Biochemistry and Molecular biology at UBC and is linked to the precision cancer drug design program at the Vancouver Prostate Centre.

Dr. Xuesen Dong
Posted: 2019-04-10

A recent publication from Dr.

Mr. Don Mattrick
Posted: 2019-04-05

The Vancouver Prostate Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Mattrick to our Board of Directors.

Don is currently is co-founder and co-president of MdGB Capital, a private company that manages a group assets and operating companies throughout North America.

Dr. Gleave at the VPC
Posted: 2019-04-01

The UBC Faculty of Medicine today published "Translating research to treat prostate cancer" - a profile of the translational research breakthroughs being made at our Centre. Featuring our Executive Director Dr. Gleave, the article discusses the innovative potential therapeutics discovered by Drs. Rennie, Cherkasov and Zoubeidi.

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.

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

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.

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

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dr. Subramaniam joins UBC as Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design

Dr. Subramaniam
Monday, April 1, 2019

VPC's translational research profiled in UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Dr. Gleave at the VPC