The Prostate

What Is The Prostate?

The prostate is a small gland about the size and shape of a chestnut.  It is situated just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the passage that carries urine from the bladder through the penis during urination. Women do not have a prostate.

What Is The Function Of The Prostate?

The prostate secretes fluid, which forms part of the semen in which sperm are transported.  During sexual activity and orgasm, the semen enters the urethra and passes along it, through the penis to the outside.  This is called ejaculation.

Male Genitourinary System

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

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, November 1, 2021

Dr. Syam Somasekharan appointed Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Syam Somasekharan
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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