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

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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