Trials Open to Enrollment

Clinical trials are run at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and at our partner institution, BC Cancer. To learn more about prostate cancer trials and other GU cancer trials visit the BC Cancer website. In addition, VCHRI has a searchable database of clinical trials at VCH.

A list of clinical trials that are currently recruiting patients at the Vancouver Prostate Centre are outlined below.  You can click on the links for detailed information where you’ll be taken to a registry federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in Canada, the United States, and around the world. These websites give you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Note, this information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals. Patients must be referred by their physician to be able to participate in a clinical trial.

Prostate Cancer

PROTEUS: A Study of Apalutamide in Participants With High-risk, Localized or Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer Who Are Candidates for Radical Prostatectomy - click here for more info

RADICAL-PC: a randomized, controlled trial of a systematic approach to modifying cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors in men with a new diagnosis of prostate cancer - click here for more info

A Multicentre Cohort Study of Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer in Canada-GURC Cohort Study - click here for more info

A Randomized Phase 3 Trial of Metformin in Patients Initiating Androgen Deprivation Therapy as Prevention and Intervention of Metabolic Syndrome: The PRIME Study - click here for more info

Canary Prostate Active Surveillance Study (PASS) - click here for more info

Prospective Validation of Prostate Biomarkers for Repeat Biopsy: The PRIORITY Study - click here for more info

Ongoing, not recruiting patients:

A Phase III Multi-centre Open-label Randomized Controlled Trial of Multi-parametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-Targeted Biopsy Compared to Systematic Trans-rectal Ultrasound (TRUS) Guided Biopsy - click here for more info

A Randomized Phase II Study of Sequencing Abiraterone Acetate and Enzalutamide in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer - click here for more info

A Multinational, Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Efficacy and Safety Study of Enzalutamide in Patients with Nonmetastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (MDV3100-14) - click here for more info

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III study of ARN-509 in Men with Non-Metastatic (M0) Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer - click here for more info

A Randomized Phase III Study of Neo-Adjuvant Docetaxel and Androgen Deprivation Prior to Radical Prostatectomy Versus Immediate Radical Prostatectomy in Patients with High-Risk, Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer – NCIC CTG PRC.3/CALGB 90203 - click here for more info

A Phase 3 Randomized, Placebo-controlled Double-blind Study of JNJ-56021927 in Combination with Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone Versus Abiraterone Acetate and Prednisone in Subjects with Chemotherapy-naive Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC)  - click here for more info

A Phase 3 Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind Study of Apalutamide Plus Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Versus ADT in Subjects With Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer (mHSPC) - click here for more info

A Phase 3, Randomized, Efficacy and Safety Study of Enzalutamide Plus Leuprolide, Enzalutamide Monotherapy, and Placebo Plus Leuprolide in Men With High-Risk Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer Progressing After Definitive Therapy - click here for more info

A Randomized, Double-blind, Comparative Study of Abiraterone Acetate Plus Low-Dose Prednisone Plus Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Versus ADT Alone in Newly Diagnosed Subjects With High-Risk, Metastatic Hormone-naive Prostate Cancer (mHNPC) - click here for more info

Bladder Cancer

A Phase II Clinical Study of Intravesical Photodynamic Therapy in Patients with BCG-Unresponsive Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC) or Patients Who Are Intolerant to BCG Therapy - click here for more info

A Phase III Surgical Trial to Evaluate the Benefit of a Standard versus an Extended Pelvic Lymphadenectomy Performed at Time of Radical Cystectomy for Muscle Invasive Urothelial Cancer - click here for more info

Multi Institutional Study To Evaluate Dna Methlyation Markers For Detection Of Primary Bladder Cancer In Urine Samples From A Cohort Of Patients With Hematuria - click here for more info

Canadian Bladder Cancer Information System (CBCis)

Kidney Cancer

Canadian Kidney Cancer Information System (CKCis) - a database project

Testicular Cancer

The role of MRI in the Management of Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Metastasis in Patients with Testicular Cancer

Scrotal Pain

A Dose-escalating Phase I Study of a Single Injection of Lidocaine Paste (ST-CP) for Spermatic Cord Block in Men with Chronic Scrotal Content Pain - click here for more info

 

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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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Cherkasov