The world-renowned Vancouver Prostate Centre has a comprehensive program devoted to education, research, teaching and care, with an emphasis on both clinical and basic science research. The team focuses its efforts on fighting prostate cancer through improved understanding of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as patient education.
One in six men will face a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime; of these, just over 15 percent will die from it. Vancouver Prostate Centre’s goal is to advance understanding of the biology of prostate cancer and to translate that understanding into practical therapy – improving the length and quality of life of patients.
Dr. Martin Gleave, Executive Director of the Centre
- Located at Vancouver General Hospital in the Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre, Jack Bell Research Centre, and the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
- The Centre has over 16 research clinicians and scientists and 64 trainees
- Is the largest comprehensive research and treatment clinic for prostate cancer in Canada
- Focuses on discovering and developing new targeted therapies. Discoveries include OGX-011, a smart drug that inhibits resistance to cancer treatment
- The Centre’s commercialization division (PC-TRiADD) is a federal Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) – for more information visit www.pctriadd.com
- The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) program is a clinical, educational, research-oriented and evidence-based program collaborating with researchers at UBC and across Canada
Vancouver Prostate Centre
Jack Bell Research Centre
2660 Oak Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3Z6
For more information visit: www.prostatecentre.com