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

Father's Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer https://www.thefathersdayrun.ca/

Father's Day Walk Run fundraiser - June 19, 2022

Our Centre has two fundraising teams (Burnaby and virtual) in The 2022 Father's Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer on June 19, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC - more information at the hyperlinks

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

VCHRI News: Mapping the driver of prostate cancer

Representative regulatory network for a single androgen regulated gene. Using multiple experimental approaches can characterize the complex interplay between different DNA switches to turn genes on. Image taken from VCHRI News original story.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Dr. Nappi awarded NIH R37 MERIT grant for international multi-centre testicular cancer research

Dr. Nappi