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

Pars for Prostate fundraiser: September 22, 2022

The First Annual Pars for Prostate golf fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place September 22, 2022 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course. For information and to register please visit www.parsforprostate.ca

Dr. Black

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 18th, 2022

The 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 18, 2022. If you are able, please consider joining and/or donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

With just a tablespoon of blood, B.C. researchers aim to transform cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dr. Govind Kaigala appointed Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Govind Kaigala