Posted: 2023-12-21

Dr Syam Somasekharan has been honored with the UBC Science Co-op Supervisor Recognition Award for 2023, marking his second time receiving this prestigious accolade (previously in 2020 and now in 2023).

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Posted: 2023-12-08

The Vancouver Prostate Centre has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 UBC Science Co-op Employer Recognition Award. This award is a testament to our longstanding commitment to employing UBC co-op students and the exceptional mentorship provided by our faculty and postdocs. We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to experiential learning, professional and personal growth opportunities, and continued support of the UBC Science Co-op Program. Congratulations to all supervisors and students involved in this achievement, and let's continue the great work.


Posted: 2023-11-21

The Doctors of BC Terry Fox Medal is presented to exceptional individuals who have demonstrated a significant impact in the field of cancer care. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Martin Gleave has been honored with this esteemed award for his remarkable achievements. Dr. Gleave's exceptional skills as a surgeon and scientist have greatly contributed to the advancement of cancer research worldwide.

Posted: 2023-11-20

Several research teams are investigating new genome sequencing research headquartered in Vancouver to supercharge the discovery of tailored treatments.

Posted: 2023-11-16

Four VPC trainees received Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada research grants:


Posted: 2023-11-16

Vancouver, BC - Sustained Therapeutics (the “Company”) announced today regulatory clearance for a pivotal Phase II/III human trial of its second product, a novel medication for the treatment of a rare form of cancer. Upper Tract Urethral Carcinoma (“UTUC”) is an orphan disease, a malignancy of the cells lining the renal pelvis. It affects about 6,000 patients each year in North America.

Posted: 2023-11-07

Vancouver, B.C. – A new clinical trial is currently recruiting men struggling with a painful, but not uncommon, condition: chronic scrotal pain. The Phase II study is testing an important new therapeutic approach to treat this condition at our centre in Vancouver and in other locations across Canada including  Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal and plans to enroll 63 people over the next six months.

Posted: 2023-11-01

The Prostate Cancer Foundation established the Young Investigator Awards initiative to identify the next generation of prostate cancer research leaders who will contribute innovative ideas to the field. This program aims to maintain the vibrancy of the prostate cancer research community by supporting promising scientists in their pursuit of new discoveries. Congratulations to both Shaghayegh Nouruzi and Felipe Eltit, who have been honored with the 2023 PCF Young Investigator Award, in recognition of their work.

Posted: 2023-10-30

Karan Parekh (PhD student) has been honored with the Canadian Cancer Society's Research Training Award; a platform designed to nurture the next generation of cancer researchers in Canada.  This award allows him to conduct ground-breaking research specifically on liquid biopsy ctDNA analysis for late-stage prostate cancer treatment responses. Under the mentorship of Dr. Alexander Wyatt, this award provides him with the opportunity to establish connections within Canada's cancer research community, fostering interdisciplinary exposure, knowledge translation, engagement, and mentorship.

Posted: 2023-09-25

An interview with Dr. Martin Gleave titled "Doctor's Orders: Speak up and get screened for prostate cancer" was published on September 13, 2023 in Healthing Online. Dr. Gleave emphasizes the importance of early detection in prostate cancer before it causes symptoms like back, hip or rib pain that usually happens when the cancer has already metastasized.   Click here to read the interview

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.


Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Dr Artem Cherkasov receives world-wide challenge in drug discovery

Dr. Cherkasov
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Dr. Somasekharan has been granted a $1.12 million USD from the DOD Award