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This section of the Foundation’s website is a resource area for journalists and anyone looking for background information on prostate cancer and Prostate Cancer Canada. This section also provides all press releases issued by the Foundation.

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News Releases

New test developed to detect men at high risk of prostate cancer recurrence

Vienna, Austria: A new genetic “signature” to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy has been developed by researchers in Canada, the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna will hear today (Saturday).

CanCertainty for All: Cancer’s Not Fair, But Accessing Treatment Should Be

Toronto, ON – March 10, 2014 – There is no disputing a cancer diagnosis is among the worst news a person or their family could receive. But there is another harsh reality for many patients in Ontario and Atlantic Canada who face uncertainty and financial hardship as a result of discrimination when it comes to accessing effective cancer treatments that are taken orally. An unprecedented unification of more than 30 Canadian patient groups, physicians and health care charities, led by Kidney Cancer Canada, are working together to ensure all Canadian cancer patients have CanCertainty (www.CanCertaintyForAll.ca) – certainty that if cancer strikes them or a loved one they will have fair and equal access to the treatment they need, whether intravenous (IV) or oral.

$1.8 Million awarded to Movember Rising Stars Supporting Innovators in Prostate Cancer Research

Toronto, ON – February 12, 2014 – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014 Movember Rising Star awards in prostate cancer research. Now in its second year, the Movember-funded Rising Star program provides funding to four outstanding scientists by supporting their careers as independent investigators in prostate cancer research.

Support for Those Affected by Prostate Cancer

Toronto, ON - January 28, 2014 – We are pleased to announce a partnership between Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society in launching the Prostate Cancer Information Service (PCIS), which provides support to anyone affected by prostate cancer. Available in a number of languages, these confidential and evidence-based services include a phone line, email response, resources and referrals to prostate cancer support programs.

Stanfield’s partners with Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region

Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 17, 2014 –– Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region is pleased to announce that Stanfield’s is the presenting sponsor for the inaugural Pants Off For Prostate Cancer.   “Pants Off” is an upscale dance with no pants taking place, Saturday, February 22nd at 8 pm at the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax in support of Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region.

Ones To Watch: Announcing $200,000 in Graduate Studentship Research Awards

Toronto, ON – January 9, 2014: Five PhD candidates from across Canada have been chosen as the first-ever recipients of Prostate Cancer Canada’s prestigious Graduate Studentship awards.

Prostate Cancer Canada launches first campaign with d&s

TORONTO, Sept 17, 2013 – Prostate Cancer Canada is pleased to announce its first campaign with newly-announced agency partner, doug & serge inc.

Prostate Cancer Canada Releases New Recommendations

TORONTO:  New recommendations released today by Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) will empower Canadian males to take a more active role in monitoring their number one cancer risk: prostate cancer. A recent nationwide poll showed that while 87% of Canadian men aged 35+ fear prostate cancer, less than half anticipate being tested in the next 12 months – even though early diagnosis can increase the odds of survival.

Prostate Cancer Canada Seeks Advertising Treatment from d&s

TORONTO, August 9, 2013 – Prostate Cancer Canada is pleased to announce that it has selected doug & serge inc. (d&s), as its agency of record.

Igniting the Discovery Spark through Movember research funding

Toronto, ON – July 17, 2013 – Prostate Cancer Canada is dedicated to supporting prostate cancer researchers on the verge of an early-stage research breakthrough with the Movember Discovery Grants program. This program allows both junior investigators at the start of their research career and more established investigators to pursue new important directions in prostate cancer research. Each recipient of the Movember Discovery Grant will receive up to $200,000 in funding over a two-year term.

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New test developed to detect men at high risk of prostate cancer recurrence

Vienna, Austria: A new genetic “signature” to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy has been developed by researchers in Canada, the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna will hear today (Saturday). More

CanCertainty for All: Cancer’s Not Fair, But Accessing Treatment Should Be

Toronto, ON – March 10, 2014 – There is no disputing a cancer diagnosis is among the worst news a person or their family could receive. More

$1.8 Million awarded to Movember Rising Stars Supporting Innovators in Prostate Cancer Research

Toronto, ON – February 12, 2014 – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2014 Movember Rising Star awards in prostate cancer research. More

Support for Those Affected by Prostate Cancer

Toronto, ON - January 28, 2014 – We are pleased to announce a partnership between Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society in launching the Prostate Cancer Information Service (PCIS), which provides support to anyone affected by prostate cancer. More


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