VPC investigators receive six CIHR Fall 2017 Project Grants

Date Posted: 
2018-01-25

Vancouver Prostate Centre investigators were highly successful, receiving 6 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research grants in the Fall 2017 Project Grant competition for a total of $3.48 million over five years.

The funded projects are:

  • Ralph Buttyan (co-Is: Artem Cherkasov, Nathan Lack, Na Li): Interference with Gli to Control Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. 3 years. $344,250

  • Artem Cherkasov (co-I: Paul Rennie): Design and evaluation of small molecules that target the dimerization interface of full-length and splice-variant forms of the androgen receptor as a potential treatment for advanced prostate cancer. 3 years. $459,000

  • Mads Daugaard & William Derry (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto): Role of alternative polyadenylation in Ras-driven cancers. 5 years. $1,113,075

  • Xuesen Dong: RNA splicing regulates prostate cancer progression to hormone therapy resistant neuroendocrine tumors. 5 years. $699,975

  • Martin Gleave & Nathan Lack (co-Is: Artem Cherkasov, Paul Rennie, Robert Young): Preclinical development of a novel androgen receptor antagonist to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer. Commercialization Project Grant. 2 years. $351,900

  • Alex Wyatt & Kim Chi: Predicting therapy resistance in castration-resistant prostate cancer with circulating tumor DNA. 3 years. $516,375

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