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

It's a Snow Day!

Hitting the slopes early 2023 and support
Prostate Cancer here in BC!

Visit the website to Register: Prostate Cancer | It's A Snow Day | Surrey (itsasnowday.ca)

Pars for Prostate fundraiser: September 22, 2022

The First Annual Pars for Prostate golf fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place September 22, 2022 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course. For information and to register please visit www.parsforprostate.ca

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Congratulations to the Vancouver Prostate Centre team on receiving a 2022 team grant from the Terry Fox Research Institute

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Dr. Gleave received the Mostafa M. Elhilali Award