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Media Advisory - Prostate Cancer Canada celebrates local Vancouver Hero
Vancouver, British Colombia, April 16 –– Prostate Cancer Canada will honour the late Jack Poole, former VANOC Board Chair and local businessman, with the Local Hero Award. Jack was a generous benefactor to the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation with gifts totalling $3 Million for “Jack the Robot”, a da Vinci S HD surgical system, and a $1 Million gift towards the Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre. His lead donation attracted a further $3.5 million in donations including $1.5 million from Jimmy Pattison. Together these donations enabled VGH to become the fourth Canadian hospital to employ robotic technology in surgery.
Media Advisory- Prostate Cancer Canada celebrates local Calgary Hero
Calgary, AB, April 10 –– Local Hero Dr. Jay Lee will be honoured on April 11th at the annual Wake Up Call Breakfast, hosted by Prostate Cancer Canada, in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Centre. Dr. Lee is being recognized for his extraordinary contribution to the fight against prostate cancer.
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Prostate Cancer Canada Unveils Research Strategy
Movember funds provide opportunity to identify key research priorities in Canada
TORONTO, July 24, 2012 /CNW/
- Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is pleased to announce the launch of its Research Strategy which outlines where to best allocate PCC research funds and funds raised by Movember for prostate cancer research.
The strategy has identified three areas as priorities:
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These areas will be addressed in the coming months through the launch of a new suite of research programs. Prostate Cancer Canada recognizes the Movember Foundation as the key funder of programs funded through this strategy and thanks all Canadians for supporting the cause during the month of November.
Through these three priorities, PCC is continuing in its commitment to fund only the most innovative prostate cancer research in order to develop new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat prostate cancer and better manage the issues experienced by men and their families as they go through their prostate cancer journey. There will also be a greater emphasis on collaboration through team science, building on the outstanding reputation of Canadian prostate cancer researchers in this area. Finally there will be a focus on ensuring we are able to attract the best people to prostate cancer research in Canada that will ultimately result in an increase in our ability as a country to generate new knowledge that will have both a local and global impact on the disease.
"Thanks to the success and generosity of Movember, we are able to prioritize and establish research programs that will advance the cause of prostate cancer," said Steve Jones, Prostate Cancer Canada's President and CEO. "We are now in a position to make a significant impact on the cause, treatment and cure of the disease while providing increased support for survivors and those living with prostate cancer."
PCC is focused on making meaningful and measurable investments in prostate cancer research that will have the greatest impact on the disease, develop innovative programs that build and sustain the research community and educate the next generation of prostate cancer research leaders.
"The implementation of this strategy will present opportunities for the advancement of prostate cancer that were never before possible," said Pete Bombaci, National Director, Movember Canada. "It's the dedication and passion of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas that helps to make this possible and it is continually inspiring others."
PCC will announce new research initiatives over the coming months as programs are implemented under this strategy. As well, PCC will also launch Movember-funded survivorship programs that will support those living with prostate cancer. For more information on the research strategy or prostate cancer, please visit
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