Expertise & Services

Expertise

Our expert team of scientists and technicians work in a state-of-the-art facility and balance work in research and development, which integrates seamlessly with the genome analysis, pathology and functional genomics services, as well as the clinical trials unit, to realize a comprehensive and focused translational research centre. The Therapeutic Development core includes The Gobind Khorana Protein Engineering Core.

Services

  • Drug target identification and characterization
  • Computational drug discovery (virtual screening, combinatorial library construction, structure-activity modeling)
  • Computer-aided hit-to-lead optimization (ADME and Toxicity prediction, bioavailability and selectivity optimization)
  • GC and LC-MS assays for a variety of chemistries in biological matrices for GLP studies
  • Biomarker assay development
  • Single agent studies and combination studies
  • Pharmacodynamic and biomarker analysis of novel drugs in human 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

VPC Terry Fox team 2016

Terry Fox Run - September 20, 2020

The 40th annual Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday September 20 across Canada, as a virtual event.  Please consider donating to or joining our TFRI-VPC team as we raise funds to enable The Terry Fox Foundation & The Terry Fox Research Institute to continue their support of innovative and progressive cancer research programs

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Dr. Collins awarded CIHR Project Grant

Dr. Colin Collins
Friday, January 22, 2021

Dr. Nappi receives MSFHR 2020 Health Professional-Investigator Award