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

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

Dr. Black

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 18th, 2022

The 42nd Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 18, 2022. If you are able, please consider joining and/or 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, July 20, 2022

With just a tablespoon of blood, B.C. researchers aim to transform cancer treatment

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dr. Govind Kaigala appointed Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Govind Kaigala