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

Fathers Day Walk Run 2019

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run Fundraiser, June 16, 2019

The 21st Annual Raymond James Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC took place on Sunday June 16, 2019 in various locations across BC. The sponsorship page is still accepting donations;  click here to sponsor our Centre's team (opens in new window).

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, July 8, 2019

Dr. Flannigan to lead clinical trial for scrotal pain treatment

Dr. Flannigan
Monday, June 3, 2019

Benefits Seen With Apalutamide Plus ADT in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Dr. Chi