Expertise & Services

Expertise

The Clinical Trials Service at the Vancouver Prostate Centre builds on more than 20 years of experience in conducting superior quality clinical trials in a variety of indications. Our highly-qualified team of investigators and support staff include:

  • Four full-time urologists
  • Three full-time medical oncologists
  • Nine full-time clinical trial coordinators
  • Six registered nurses
  • Three regulatory affairs assistants
  • Administrative support staff

Services

Our core services include:

Clinical Trials:

  • Coordination of Phase I though III Clinical Trials
  • Pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and biomarker studies
  • Proof of concept trials
  • Standardized protocols for adjuvant drug studies prior to radical prostatectomy (allowing tissue analysis following drug exposure)
  • Safety/efficacy studies with single agent or combination therapies
  • Long term surveillance studies
  • QOL and outcome studies
  • Development of clinical trial protocols
  • Preparation of regulatory and ethical documentation for submission to health Canada and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  • Negotiation of Clinical Trial Agreements and Budgets
  • Development of study specific SOPs
  • Collection, entry, processing and analysis of clinical trials data and patient derived samples
    • Experience with both paper and electronic CRFs
  • Preparation of clinical study reports
  • Access to national and international multi-centre networks for GU tumor clinical trials

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

Step  Up Challenge 2019

Step Up Challenge Vancouver - March 10, 2019

Donations are still being accepted for Prostate Cancer Canada's Step Up Challenge fundraiser, which took place on Sunday March 10.   Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team

10th Anniversary Ride to Live

West Coast Motorcycle Ride To Live: May 26th

The 10th Anniversary West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live is taking place in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on May 26 (Victoria date to be finalized), with details on the event and how to register on the event website.  This fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC includes a 50/50 raffle open to all BC residents over age 19.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, January 25, 2019

Dr. Wang awarded CIHR project grant; three trainees awarded PCF-BC research grants

Dr. Wang and laboratory
Friday, February 15, 2019

Dr. Zoubeidi interviewed for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi