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

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, September 24, 2020

Drs. Gleave, Lack and Wang awarded CIHR Project Grants

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

MSFHR 2020 Awardees: Drs. Hach, Gentile, Massah

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Drs. Cherkasov and Jean receive CIHR grant to find new antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19