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Vancouver Prostate Centre Quarterly Newsletter Issue 1
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VANCOUVER | PROSTATE CENTRE
 
 
ISSUE 1
 
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Welcome to the first newsletter for the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC). We will be issuing a newsletter four times a year to keep our patients, donors and community up to date and informed about our progress.
 
 
 
 
 
Prostate Cancer DNA Test Uses Small Blood Sample, Predicts Response to Drug
 
 

New tools developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) are substantially advancing the possibility of offering precise, personalized therapies to effectively treat treatment-resistant prostate cancer, also known as metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Detailed in a recently published paper in JAMA Oncology, VPC researchers have discovered a method for testing prostate cancer DNA from a small blood sample, making it possible to retrieve exact information about how the cancer is genetically changing and helping determine the type of treatment best suited to treat it at that moment.

 
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Researchers
 
Dr. Alex Wyatt
 
The Future of Prostate Cancer Research
 

New tools developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) are substantially advancing the possibility of offering precise, personalized therapies to effectively treat treatment-resistant prostate cancer, also known as metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

Detailed in a recently published paper in JAMA Oncology, VPC researchers have discovered a method for testing prostate cancer DNA from a small blood sample, making it possible to retrieve exact information about how the cancer is genetically changing and helping determine the type of treatment best suited to treat it at that moment.

 
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RESOURCES + INFORMATION
 
Prostate cancer is still the most common male cancer in Canada and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men. Within our country’s aging baby boomer population, prostate cancer cases will continue to increase and threaten longevity and quality of life. That is why our researchers work tirelessly to understand and ultimately control the disease.
 
Clinical trials are an integral part of prostate cancer research and treatment. If you are interested in participating in research please visit our website.
 
If you wish to make a donation to our Centre, you may do so through the following registered charities: the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, the UBC Faculty of Medicine and the Urology Foundation.
 
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AWARDS and ACCOLADES
 
We want you to know what is happening at our Centre. We have amassed several achievements in the last 6 months.
 
 
 
JANUARY
 
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Dr. Mads Daugaard: Malaria protein shows potential as cancer treatment
 
 
 
 
The VPC’s Drs. Claudia Chavez-Munoz and Alan So received the inaugural Bladder Cancer Canada Research Grant valued at $5‌0,000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Poul Sorenson was awarded the CCS Robert L. Noble Prize for outstanding achievements in basic biomedical cancer.
 
 
 
 

Dr. Peter Black wins EAU Best Paper on Clinical Research Award 2016.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making A Difference
 
In February of 2‌016 several of our VPC’s most active members participated as two teams in the StepUpChallenge. The successful event that raised over $1‌25,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drs. Michael Cox & Emma Tomlinson Guns published the prestigious Nature journal: "Oral simvastatin administration delays castration-resistant progression and reduces intratumoral steroidogenesis of LNCaP prostate cancer xenografts" is currently the featured article on Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.
 
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The groundbreaking personalized oncology publication led by Drs. Wang and Collins, High fidelity patient- derived xenografts for accelerating prostate cancer discovery and drug development, is one of AACR's most-cited articles from 2014.
 
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Feb 4, 2‌016
 
TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE ALIGN, RESULTING IN NOVEL POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR LETHAL PROSTATE CANCER
 
License agreement aims to advance new line of drug therapy.
 
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Employment
 
Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre
 
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Make A Difference
 
Help the Vancouver Prostate Centre fund research to find better treatments and a cure.
 
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Prostate Clinic (Patient queries)
 
Gordon & Leslie Diamond
Health Care Centre
6th Floor, 2‌775 Laurel Street
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1‌M9
Phone: 6‌04 875 5003
Prostate Research Facility
 
Jack Bell Research Centre
2‌660 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3‌Z6
Phone: 6‌04 875 4818
Fax: 6‌04 875 5654
 
 
 
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
 
Vancouver CoastalHealth Research Institute
 
UROLOGIC SCIENCES
 
 
 
 
 
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