Translational Research

The Vancouver Prostate Centre is heavily focused on translational research, which is the ability to move laboratory discoveries through the checks and balances into clinical trials, and eventually to develop these research findings into new and more effective treatments.

PC-TRiADD is the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Translational Research Initiative for Accelerated Discovery and Development.

This initiative dives down to the molecular level to understand prostate cancer progression and treatment resistance and uses that information to develop new services and products to improve cancer outcomes.

Previously funded by the Government of Canada as a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR), PC-TRiADD also offers pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as external researchers, integrated translational research services such as drug discovery, preclinical testing, tumour biology and clinical research.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine posted a profile of the translational research breakthroughs being made at our Centre. "Translating research to treat prostate cancer" features our Executive Director Dr. Gleave and discusses the innovative potential therapeutics discovered by Drs. Rennie, Cherkasov and Zoubeidi.

 

Updated October 20, 2020

 

Research2Reality interview with Dr. Gleave

Dr. Gleave discusses the role of research in the development of new drug combinations and personalized treatments for prostate cancer on Research2Reality's Orange Chair Sessions (2.5 minutes).

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

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2023

The 43nd Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2023. 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

Pars for Prostate fundraiser: September 21, 2023

The Second Annual Pars for Prostate golf fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place September 21, 2022 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course. Join today to take part in this best ball, shotgun style tournament. Skilled holes, putting contest, draw prizes and more. For information and to register please click here.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Dr Artem Cherkasov receives world-wide challenge in drug discovery

Dr. Cherkasov
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Dr. Somasekharan has been granted a $1.12 million USD from the DOD Award