The Terry Fox Research Institute published a news article outlining the success of the TFRI-funded teams in the 2016 Terry Fox run. The VPC team raised $40,000 between online and offline pledges, with over $23,000 raised by Dr. Gleave and over $12,000 by Dr. Black. We would like to thank all donors, volunteers and participants for making this run very successful.
The Vancouver Prostate Centre has been awarded $7.5M over 5 years towars our six-project, five-core research program titled The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project in Targeting the adaptive molecular landscape in castrate-resistant prostate cancer. This carries on the research performed in previous Terry Fox Program Projects, the first of which was awarded in 1998.
Prostate Cancer Canada hosted a fundraising concert event by Eric McCormack in Vancouver, on August 5 & 6. Prior to the show, Eric visited our Centre and spoke with Drs. Rennie, Boniface, Cherkasov & Ong. Click here to watch a video of this visit.
Vancouver, B.C, (June 27, 2016) – Dr. Larry Goldenberg, founding Chairman of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation was awarded the prestigious 2016 Canadian Urological Association Lifetime Achievement Award. This honour is in recognition of Dr. Goldenberg’s outstanding leadership in research, education, pioneering treatment of prostate cancer and supportive care.
May 18, 2016, Vancouver, B.C – BGI, headquartered in China, and the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) signed a memorandum of understanding to bring together advanced and cost effective sequencing, genomics and computing technologies of BGI with the world class translational cancer research and drug development program at the VPC.
New tools developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) are substantially advancing the possibility of offering precise, personalized therapies to effectively treat treatment-resistant prostate cancer, also known as metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
The groundbreaking personalized oncology publication led by Drs. Wang and Collins, High fidelity patient- derived xenografts for accelerating prostate cancer discovery and drug development, is one of AACR's most-cited articles from 2014. This Cancer Research publication was posed in this website's News section on January 27, 2014 .
The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) of Canada published an impact story about the recent licensing agreement between Roche and UBC. It describes PC-TRiADD's role in assisting the transition from discovery to intellectual property (IP) to commercialization.
Click here to read the article at the NCE's website.
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Black on winning the European Association of Urology's Best Paper on Clinical Research Award 2016. This prize is awarded annually to to the best paper on a urology topic, and will be presented at the 31st Annual EAU Congress.
The award-winning publication "Discovery and Validation of Novel Expression Signature for Postcystectomy Recurrence in High-Risk Bladder Cancer" is available online at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.