News

Posted: 2021-09-08

Dr. Zoubeidi led an international team that has published their discovery providing mechanistic insights into prostate cancer resistant to powerful hormone therapy, and proposes a potential treatment regime for reversing currently treatment-resistant phenotypes. This work was published online on September 6, 2021 in the high-impact journal Nature Cell Biology , along with a News and Views article focusing on this publication.

Dr. Cherkasov
Posted: 2021-08-03

The UBC Faculty of Medicine's Distinguished Achievement Awards recognize faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone.

Dr. Artem Cherkasov has been awarded a 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award in Excellence in Foundational Science Research, which recognizes outstanding basic science research and scholarly contributions in the areas of health and life sciences.

Posted: 2021-07-24

Projects lead by Drs. Dong, Nappi and Wyatt were awarded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants in the Spring 2021 Project Grant competition,  for a total of $1.72 million over five years.

The funded projects are:

Dr. Kishor Wasan (L) and Professor Madanlal T. Wasan (R)
Posted: 2021-05-21

A $2,000 prize has been made available annually through a gift from Dr. Kishor Wasan in memory of his father, Professor Madanlal T. Wasan (1930-2005), for an outstanding Ph.D. student whose supervisor is in the Department of Urologic Sciences. 

Dr. Flannigan
Posted: 2021-05-10

VCHRI News has featured an article discussing an international study led by Dr. Flannigan, which demonstrated that a specialized clinic could help to increase the sexual satisfaction of prostate cancer survivors.

Click here to read at VCHRI News; text of the article is below.

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Dr. Cox
Posted: 2021-04-26

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Michael Cox is the recipient of a 2021 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each Faculty, and within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. 

Dr. Colin Collins
Posted: 2021-03-04

Dr. Colin Collins has been awarded a five-year CIHR Project Grant for "Uncovering early mediators of lineage plasticity and validation of a metabolic vulnerability in neuroendocrine prostate cancer" (co-investigators: Dr. YZ Wang and Dr. Martin Gleave). 

Posted: 2021-01-22

Dr. Lucia Nappi (MD, PhD) has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 2020 Health Professional-Investigator Award for her project "Moving towards a biology-based care model in germ cell tumours."

Dr. Wyatt
Posted: 2021-01-08

Dr. Wyatt was interviewed by VCHRI News, discussing his recent Nature Communications publication. Text from the article is below; the original post is on VCHRI News.

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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