News

Dr. Zoubeidi
Posted: 2020-01-28

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi has been awarded a five-year CIHR Project grant in the Fall 2019 competition, with her proposal receiving a score of 96%. 

The role of the lineage oncogene ASCL1 in treatment-induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer
Principal Investigator: Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Co-investigators: Dr. Alastair Davies and Dr. Faraz Hach

Daugaard & Ørum-Madsen
Posted: 2020-01-14

VCHRI News has featured an article discussing the translational cancer research in Dr. Daugaard's lab investigating a new therapy for childhood solid tumours.

Dr. Nappi
Posted: 2019-12-10

Dr. Lucia Nappi has been appointed Senior Research Scientist at our Centre. Dr. Nappi (MD, PhD) is a medical oncologist with a strong clinical and translational background.

Dr. Jefferies
Posted: 2019-12-03

Congratulations to Dr. Wilf Jefferies on being the first Canadian immunologist to be elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.  Election as a Fellow of the NAI is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to eminent academic inventors.

The Michael Smith Laboratories news post is below; click here to read it at the MSL's website (opens in new window).

Dr. Lallous
Posted: 2019-11-19

Dr. Nada Lallous has been appointed Senior Research Scientist at our Centre. She discusses the role of our Centre's new protein bioengineering core (enabled in part by CFI and BC-KDF funding) in the latest VCH News.

Dr. Zoubeidi
Posted: 2019-10-31

Congratulations to Dr. Amina Zoubeidi on her promotion to Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia (UBC).

This promotion relfects Dr. Zoubeidi's contributions in teaching, graduate supervision, research and service within the UBC community, and her outstanding research career to date.

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Posted: 2019-09-16

September 16, 2019 - Prostate Cancer Canada today announced a $2 million investment in prostate cancer research, awarding 10 projects Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants. Grant recipients include the Vancouver Prostate Centre's Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg.

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Posted: 2019-09-12

Each year, the UBC Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. This year,  UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awards were given to Dr. Alexander Wyatt (Excellence in Basic Science Research) and Dr. Poul Sorensen (Overall Excellence – Senior Faculty).

Click here for the full list of awardees.  

 

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman
Posted: 2019-09-10

Drs. Poul Sorensen, Martin Ester and David Huntsman have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, social sciences and sciences in Canada.

Posted: 2019-07-23

The Vancouver Prostate Centre has recently acquired and commissioned a state-of-the-art high resolution (29 MHz) micro-ultrasound machine —called the ExactVu micro-ultrasound -- for use in image-guided targeted biopsies of the prostate. This technology, which is now part of our regular clinical workflow, enables our urologists to accurately identify and biopsy cancer lesions in the prostate, and can also be used as an aid in delivering targeted focal therapies to the tumour.

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.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dr. Zoubeidi awarded Canada Research Chair 1 in Cancer Therapy Resistance

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Friday, May 21, 2021

Professor Madanlal T. Wasan Memorial Prize in Urologic Sciences

Dr. Kishor Wasan (L) and Professor Madanlal T. Wasan (R)