Vancouver Prostate Centre scientists were the recipients of five of the twenty-six 2014 Movember Discovery Grants awarded by Prostate Cancer Canada on June 5, receiving three as principal investigators and two as co-investigators.
VICTORIA – The Province of BC is providing $1 million to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to support men’s health through the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program, which offers support to prostate cancer patients and their partners for physical and emotional side effects of the disease.
Four researchers from Vancouver Prostate Centre are recipients of Prostate Cancer Research Awards from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. The awards total more than $2.8 million US.
A groundbreaking discovery by researchers at The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), a Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) centre, is giving scientists unprecedented levels of accuracy in seeing how patient-specific prostate (tumors) respond to drug therapies or develop drug resistance.
VANCOUVER – Today the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is announcing it will match funding from BRI Biopharmaceutical Research Inc (BRI) for a total of $750,000 over a three year Industry Partnered Collaborative Research Grant. This money will enable ongoing research collaborations between Dr. Yuzhuo Wang’s laboratories at the BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), and BRI to develop new state-of-the-art experimental cancer models.
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and the Vancouver Coastal Research Institute are pleased to present a lecture by one of British Columbia’s most innovative scientists — a man who has bridged the gap between clinical research and new commercial treatments for disease.
Dr. Kim Chi is one of two recipients of the BC Cancer Agency Clinician Researcher Award, funded by BC Cancer Foundation donors.
Selected by their peers from a high calibre of applicants, Dr. Chi and Dr. David W. Scott were awarded a cumulative $1.5 million over five years. Dr. Chi's project will focus on translational research in prostate cancer, while Dr. Scott will further investigate treatment failure in B cell lymphoid cancers.
Dr. Martin Gleave, executive director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, is the winner of the fourth annual Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. Created in honour of Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research’s founding president and CEO, this award is given to a British Columbia researcher whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has significant impact on advancing clinical or health services and policy research.
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network today published the results of a Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Patient and Caregiver Survey. This survey was conducted between June 21 and July 7, 2013, by Leger Marketing on behalf of Janssen Inc., and in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN), a national network working together by taking action to promote the very best standard of care, support, follow up and quality of life for cancer patients and survivors, and...