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

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It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour: Feb 25, 2022

It's A Snow Day at Mt. Seymour, a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, is being held on Friday February 25, 2022. Visit the event website for more details and to register as an individual, team or for the reception only, to sponsor a participant, or to donate directly to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Dr. Cherkasov awarded Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design

Dr. Cherkasov
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Killam Awards for Drs. Cox and Kwan; PCF Young Investigator Award for Dr. Kwan