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News Releases


‘Doing it for Dads’ this Father’s Day: Albertans unite for prostate cancer research

Building Trades of Alberta and multiple community fundraisers have raised $330,000 and counting  Calgary – May 27th, 2015:  In the lead-up to Father’s Day, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is excited to announce that Albertans have demonstrated significant leadership by banding together to raise over $330,000 and counting in important research dollars and awareness for prostate cancer, the most common cancer to affect men. These funds will remain local, and support the work of homegrown researchers like Drs. Samar Hegazy and Lauren Walker, both of the University of Calgary, and Srijan Raha of the University of Alberta. 

Groundbreaking Research Moves One Step Closer to Personalizing Prostate Cancer Treatment

Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research funded research breakthrough published in Nature Genetics   TORONTO, ON (May 25, 2015) The results of groundbreaking genetics research in Canada, funded by the Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Prostate Cancer Canada, has identified a unique sub-type of prostate cancer that will help clinicians develop more personalized treatments for their patients, ensure that fewer men undergo unnecessary treatments and improve their chances of survival. The research has been published today in a paper, titled, Spatio-genomic heterogeneity and within localized, multi-focal prostate cancer in Nature Genetics.

Prostate Cancer Canada Challenges Canadians to Wear Plaid for Dad

MAY 14, 2015, TORONTO, ON – This morning Prostate Cancer Canada, along with Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy announced the launch of its latest initiative, Wear Plaid for Dad. 

Study to tackle unresolved link between prostate cancer treatment and cardiovascular disease

Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada team up to award $3+ million grant TORONTO, ON (April 15, 2015) - Funded by the Movember Foundation and selected by Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), Dr. Jehonathan Pinthus and his team will directly address the longstanding uncertainty regarding a connection between Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) – an important and common treatment for prostate cancer – and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The project will receive up to $3.5 million over five years after winning the Movember Clinical Trials grant competition, which sought proposals that were focused on minimizing burdens associated with prostate cancer treatment.

$180,000 commitment to Prostate Cancer Canada by the Building Trades of Alberta

Red Deer – March 19th, 2015 - Prostate Cancer Canada and the Building Trades of Alberta today announced new funding that will support groundbreaking research into the prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The funding is described as an "apprenticeship" - a unique opportunity for a talented young researcher to work on leading-edge research with the best equipment and alongside the brightest minds.

Prostate Cancer Canada’s Step Up Challenge in Calgary raises $170,000

Corporate Calgary raised funds for prostate cancer research by racing up 5 skyscrapers. Calgary, AB – March 1, 2015 – On Sunday, March 1, Calgary’s corporate community raised more than $170,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) in the second annual Step Up Challenge, presented by Scotiabank. Twenty teams of five were challenged to climb 5,000ft of stairs while raising a minimum of $5,000.

Prostate Cancer Canada’s Step Up Challenge in Vancouver raises $150,000

Corporate Vancouver raised funds for prostate cancer research by racing up 5 skyscrapers. Vancouver, BC – February 23, 2015 – On Sunday, February 22, Vancouver’s corporate community raised more than $150,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) in the second annual Step Up Challenge, presented by Scotiabank. Twenty five teams of five were challenged to climb 5,000ft of stairs while raising a minimum of $5,000.

PCCN-Thunder Bay Releases “A Man’s Story”, a video, in English, and Ojibway, Cree, and Oji-Cree dialects

Thunder Bay – Prostate Cancer Canada Network-Thunder Bay has released A Man’s Story, a video on prostate cancer and the importance of its early detection and treatment. Prostate cancer is one of the three leading cancers in Aboriginal men in Ontario and the cause of many unnecessary deaths.

“You’re Hired!” Says Building Trades of Alberta to New Research “Apprentice”

EDMONTON, January 20th, 2015 - Prostate Cancer Canada and the Building Trades of Alberta today announced new funding that will support groundbreaking research into advanced stage prostate cancer. The funding is described as an “apprenticeship” – a unique opportunity for a talented young researcher to work on leading-edge research with the best equipment and alongside the brightest minds.

Advancements In Prostate Cancer Research and Support Are Made in Movember

TORONTO, December 2, 2014 - Prostate Cancer Canada congratulates Movember on successfully raising more than $20 million this year. Thanks to the more than 115,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who participated, funds raised will support men’s health initiatives

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PCC Spotlight
‘Doing it for Dads’ this Father’s Day: Albertans unite for prostate cancer research

Building Trades of Alberta and multiple community fundraisers have raised $330,000 and counting  Calgary – May 27th, 2015:  In the lead-up to Father’s Day, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is excited to announce that Albertans have demonstrated significant leadership by banding together to raise over $330,000 and counting in important research dollars and awareness for prostate cancer, the most common cancer to affect men. More

Groundbreaking Research Moves One Step Closer to Personalizing Prostate Cancer Treatment

Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research funded research breakthrough published in Nature Genetics   TORONTO, ON (May 25, 2015) The results of groundbreaking genetics research in Canada, funded by the Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Prostate Cancer Canada, has identified a unique sub-type of prostate cancer that will help clinicians develop more personalized treatments for their patients, ensure that fewer men undergo unnecessary treatments and improve their chances of survival. More


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