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.

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

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dr. Jefferies elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Jefferies
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dr. Lallous appointed Senior Research Scientist, featured in VCH News

Dr. Lallous