Dr. Hideaki Miyake

Dr. Hideaki Miyake

M.D. Kobe University (Kobe, Japan), 1993 
Ph.D. Kobe University (Kobe, Japan), 1998 
Postdoctoral fellowship, Vancouver Prostate Centre (Vancouver, Canada), 1998-2000

Team: 
Associate Members
Positions: 

Associate Professor, Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine (Kobe, Japan)
Active Staff, Kobe University Hospital (Kobe, Japan)

 

After graduating from Kobe University Graduate school of Medicine, Dr. Miyake joined the Vancouver Prostate Centre as a postdoctoral fellow in 1998. He worked with Dr. Martin Gleave investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in the progression of prostate cancer to androgen-independence and the development of a novel therapeutic strategy targeted against antiapoptotic genes using antisense oligonucleotide technology. To date, he has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, including 46 under joint authorship with Dr. Gleave. He is a recipient of many awards, such as the First prize in the Essay Contest at the CUA annual meeting in 1999, First prize in the Essay Contest at the AUA annual meeting in 2000 and Best Paper Award of the Clinical Section at the JUA annual meeting in 2008.

Dr. Miyake’s current research focuses on a wide range of topics associated with urological oncology, including the role of inflammatory cytokines as activators of androgen receptor, the impact of the prostate's microenvironment on local aggressiveness of prostate cancer and the overcoming of acquired resistance of renal cancer to molecular targeted agents. Moreover, he has tried to develop novel therapies for urological cancers by combining conventional therapeutic modalities and OGX-011, an antisense oligonucleotide inactivating the cytoprotective chaperon clusterin, in collaboration with Dr. Gleave.

Dr. Miyake is currently playing a central role in the Division of Urology, Kobe University Hospital as a clinical scientist and urologic surgeon. Therefore, he is also performing a number of clinical studies focusing on a wide variety of interesting topics, such as the development of extended radical prostatectomy for locally advanced prostate cancer, the improvement of functional outcomes in bladder cancer patients with orthotopic neobladder and the assessment of useful sequential therapy for metastatic renal cancer using molecular targeted agents. In addition, as the Chair of the Urological Oncology Group at Kobe University Hospital, he provides access for patients with urological cancer to the latest clinical trials using novel drugs.

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