Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in North American men (other than skin cancer). One out of every 6 to 7 men will develop the disease during his lifetime. The exact cause of prostate cancer is still unknown; however, a combination of genetic, nutritional and environmental factors appear to play a role in its development. Typically, prostate cancer begins in the outer part of the gland. When confined within the prostate, it is called localized prostate cancer. Prostate cancer may behave in many different ways in different men. It may be relatively slow growing, but it may also be more aggressive in its behavior with a tendency to metastasize or spread to the lymph nodes, bones, or other parts of the body. It is this latter form of prostate cancer that is life threatening.

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

Plaid for Dad

Plaid for Dad Fundraiser, June 14, 2019

Plaid for Dad is a workplace fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada, with online registration & fundraising leading up to Friday June 14th's "wear plaid to work" day. Visit the event website to register a team, join/fundraise for a team or buy plaid to wear on the day.      

Fathers Day Walk Run 2019

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run Fundraiser, June 16, 2019

The 21st Annual Raymond James Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place on Sunday June 16, 2019 in various locations across BC. Registration fees ($40) include a shirt and BBQ lunch, and are waived for those who raise over $150. Click here to sponsor our Centre's team (opens in new window).

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dr. Mads Daugaard receives the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award

Dr. Daugaard
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dr. Subramaniam joins UBC as Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design

Dr. Subramaniam
Monday, April 1, 2019

VPC's translational research profiled in UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Dr. Gleave at the VPC