Patient Resources

The information in this section directs you to further sources of information about prostate cancer, general cancers, complementary medicines, cancer and nutrition and general nutrition sources. In addition, the Vancouver Prostate Centre has the Prostate Centre Supportive Care Program; and patients may access the Oncology Social Work Services at the BCCA; both of which are highlighted below.

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program

The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for men with prostate cancer, their partners, and their family from the time of initial diagnosis onward. Men can self-refer to this program or be referred by their doctor. A doctor's referral is required for the Sexual Health Service. Their website (linked above) hosts their most current information.

Oncology Social Work Services

The Prostate Centre recognizes that dealing with cancer causes distress and, at times, difficulty coping. Oncology social workers are available to help patients and their loved ones solve problems associated with cancer treatment. These services are available through the Patient & Family Counseling Services at BC Cancer. There is no additional cost to you, as the services are considered part of the medical treatment. Services may include supportive counseling, education, assistance with problem solving, and referrals to community agencies and support groups. The service can be contacted at the phone numbers given on their page at the BCC website.

Links to further information

Please refer to the pages below for links to further information (links open in new window):

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

10th Anniversary Ride to Live

West Coast Motorcycle Ride To Live: May 26th

The 10th Anniversary West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live is taking place in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on May 26 (Victoria date to be finalized), with details on the event and how to register on the event website.  This fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC includes a 50/50 raffle open to all BC residents over age 19.

Step  Up Challenge 2019

Step Up Challenge Vancouver - March 10, 2019

Donations are still being accepted for Prostate Cancer Canada's Step Up Challenge fundraiser, which took place on Sunday March 10.   Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, April 1, 2019

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

Dr. Gleave at the VPC
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dr. Dong interviewed for Science in the City Publication of the Week

Dr. Xuesen Dong