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Collaboration and Innovation in Prostate Cancer Research awarded with $5 Million in Movember Team Grants
Toronto, ON – June 11, 2013 – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Movember Team Grants. The program promotes collaboration between not only researchers but also institutions, providing a united approach to prostate cancer research. The recipient group will receive $5 million in funding. The 2013 Movember Team Grant has been awarded to Dr. Ralph Buttyan of the Vancouver Prostate Centre (Principal Investigator), who leads a team of 22 Co-Investigators. The title of their research is Tumour Cell Plasticity in Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer and their study will focus on targeting aggressive and lethal cancer.
Canadians Celebrate Father’s Day and the Men They Love
15 Communities Set to Increase Awareness of Prostate Cancer this Father’s Day TORONTO, ON – June 5, 2013 – Families across Canada will come together this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, to celebrate the men they love at Prostate Cancer Canada’s Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run. This annual event sponsored by Canada Safeway will see residents in 15 cities across the country lace up their running shoes to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.
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Being a part of the PCC team will offer many benefits and
to learn about the organization and our programs and services for men with prostate cancer and their caregivers. You will have the chance to meet new and inspiring people, develop fresh ideas, use your skills or learn new ones, but most of all you will be an important part of our dynamic team. At PCC we have opportunities for short and long-term involvement. Learn how you can be a part of a growing and innovative organization.
Do you have what it takes to go the extra mile and inspire others to do the same? Many of PCC’s talented volunteers bring substantial leadership experience from either the private or public sector, demonstrating a strong affinity for the organization. This commitment and willingness to tap into their own networks helps to add value to programs, initiatives and projects that are led by PCC.
From board members ensuring that our organization is fiscally responsible, to committee members implementing large-scale events, to support group leaders reaching out to men with prostate cancer, our leadership volunteers have the innate ability to get things done and are instrumental in helping to unlock the potential in others.
Volunteers provide key skills and expertise to a myriad of short-term projects. By tapping into a volunteer’s particular skills for several weeks or months, we are able to add value to existing programs and services.
There is always so much to do in the office. Volunteers help to make our daily operations run smoothly and provide key administrative support to various departments. From Internet research, data entry, drafting correspondence and fielding phone calls, to a multitude of other important tasks, volunteers are essential partners in getting things done! Are you organized and customer-service oriented? A great communicator? Computer-savvy?
Many prostate cancer survivors are actively involved in the Prostate Cancer Canada Network (PCCN), a network of over 70 support groups in communities large and small across the country. The main goal of these groups is to support men and their families by sharing their experiences; providing peer support as well as information and awareness materials.
To connect with your local support group or establish your own,
or contact our
at: 1-888-255-0333, ext. 248 or (416) 441-2131, ext. 248.
volunteering offers short-term and one-time opportunities that fit your schedule. Volunteering at an event is also a great way to learn more about PCC, try out different skills and meet new and interesting people. Our events take place throughout the year and include active participation from community members. Have a flair for fundraising or event management? Join us!
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LGBTQ2S Prostate Cancer Support Group Leader
: The Prostate Cancer Canada Network (PCCN)is launching an LGBTTIQQ2S* prostate cancer support group in the Toronto area serving men, their families and caregivers who have been affected by prostate cancer.
Our goal is to create an inclusive and welcoming group environment that allows those who are undergoing or who have had prostate cancer treatment to share their experiences and knowledge in a confidential and non-judgemental setting. We are looking for an engaged and enthusiastic individual to facilitate the support group.
Interviews will be conducted in early 2013.
: Anne Breakey Hart
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
416-441-2131 ext. 229
Community Representatives on PCC Peer Review Panels
Please lend your voice to help us determine what research is funded!
At Prostate Cancer Canada, we know that we have been entrusted with a very special mission – to allocate the funds raised by Canadians to programs that support research that will have the greatest potential to improve prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment and to better manage survivorship. To that end, we employ an equitable, transparent selection process that is free from bias to determine which proposals are funded.
To help select the research that will have the greatest impact on the disease, PCC recruits leading scientists to review all applications.
Additionally, representatives from the non-scientific, patient or survivor community are invited to participate in the review panel and fulfill a crucial role in giving the non-scientific community a voice at the table.
will be asked to serve for two to three years in this capacity, and will be expected, to the best of their ability, to read and comment upon the applications that are submitted to the review panel. There is always a non-scientific summary included in the application. The representative will attend in-person the one-day review panel meeting in Toronto; this year the meetings are set for mid-late May.
should also be in a position to relay their experience to a broader audience, speak to the transparency and rigor of the review process. A PCC volunteer or PCCN volunteer would be an excellent candidate for this role.
For more information on the
review panel process
competitions, see the
tab on the PCC website.
How to Apply
If you would like additional information about this opportunity or to submit your expression of interest in serving as a community representative, contact Joanne Reynolds, Manager Grants and Awards at
. Your Expression of Interest email should include a brief personal biography and a paragraph explaining why you feel you are a good candidate to serve in this capacity.
Applications will be reviewed and prospective candidates may be interviewed by telephone. For the current competitions, we expect to complete the recruitment process by early April; panel meetings will take place in Toronto in late May.
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