Patient Information

This section is designed as a resource for patients who are looking for trusted information on prostate diseases, and in particular developments in prostate cancer treatment and care.

The standard of care at the Vancouver Prostate Centre has been used as a model in Canada because of the unique and valuable linkage between research programs and treatment under one umbrella.

Much of the patient information on this site is also consolidated into a patient education booklet. Download the complete PDF version here: Information for Men Newly Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

Educational material on a variety of urological conditions affecting the bladder, kidneys and prostate can be downloaded from the Urology Care Foundation website.

Instructions for patients who have had Robotic Radical Prostatectomy can download the complete PDF version here: Dr Martin Gleave and Dr Peter Black.

The Vancouver Prostate Centre launched the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program in January 2013 with start-up funds from the Specialist Service Committee (SSC), a joint collaborative committee of the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA) and the BC Ministry of Health. The PCSC Program is a comprehensive survivorship program for prostate cancer patients, their partners, and family. Click here to find out more about this program.

Don's story: diagnosis and treament

This 2014 video by Stand Up To Cancer speak about the powers of clinical trials and innovative treatments following one patient's experience through diagnosis and treatment

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

It's a Snow Day!

Hitting the slopes early 2023 and support
Prostate Cancer here in BC!

Visit the website to Register: Prostate Cancer | It's A Snow Day | Surrey (itsasnowday.ca)

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

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Congratulations to the Vancouver Prostate Centre team on receiving a 2022 team grant from the Terry Fox Research Institute

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Dr. Gleave received the Mostafa M. Elhilali Award