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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

Got Plaid? Canadians Encouraged to Wear Plaid for Dad before Father’s Day

TORONTO, ON – (May 12, 2016) – This morning marked the launch of Canada’s second annual Plaid for Dad campaign in support of Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC).  To formally announce the start of the campaign, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, arrived at the shores of Toronto’s harbourfront aboard a naval ship waving official plaid flags.

Prostate Cancer Canada research aims to further our understanding of subcategory of men with prostate cancer

TORONTO, ON – May 10, 2016 —Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) has awarded research funding to Dr. Murray Krahn of the University Health Network of Toronto to improve what is known about a subgroup of men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) – i.e. men with a rising prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level after treatment with standard forms of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), but no clear evidence that the disease has spread in bone or CT scans. 

The Corporate Climb: Teams Step up across Canada to Raise Money for Prostate Cancer Research

Toronto, ON – March 11th, 2016 – Throughout the course of the last few weeks, teams representing corporations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto raised more than $600,000 for prostate cancer research and supportive care by completing Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) Step Up Challenge, presented by Scotiabank.

A Simple Kiss Symbolizes a New Dawn in Charitable Giving

FEBRUARY 19TH 2016 – TORONTO, ON - Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would like to recognize Canadians from far and wide (and in many cases their pets) for making the inaugural #Kiss2Cure campaign such a huge success.   

Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation Fund Next Generation of Prostate Cancer Researchers

Toronto, ON (January 28th 2016) – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to join its men's health partner, Movember, in announcing three awardees of Rising Stars in prostate cancer research grants. Now in its fourth year, the Rising Star award recognizes outstanding new prostate cancer researchers and supports their pursuit of groundbreaking research. Funded by Movember and selected by PCC, each recipient will receive approximately $450,000 over three years.

Two Charities Unite for an Unprecedented Campaign

JANUARY 14TH 2016 – TORONTO, ON - In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day 2016, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada are doing something no two charities have done before – coming together to help prove that love really does conquer all by encouraging Canadians to #Kiss2Cure.   

Thank You to our Mo Bros and Sistas!

TORONTO, December 1, 2015 - Prostate Cancer Canada congratulates the more than 500,000 Mo Bros and Sistas worldwide who participated in this year's Movember campaign. Here in Canada, funds raised for prostate cancer will go a long way towards supporting breakthrough research and support services that will tangibly improve the quality and length of men's lives

Hockey Fights Cancer Teams Up with Prostate Cancer Canada

Toronto – November 2nd, 2015 – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to be an official charitable partner in the 17th annual Hockey Fights Cancer™ (HFC) campaign. HFC is a joint initiative between the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and encourages fans to join the fight against cancer from October 19th – November 13th 2015. 

Virus vs. Prostate Cancer: Canadian Researchers Pioneer Next-generation Therapy

Toronto –September 30, 2015 – A multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians led by Dr. John Bell of The Ottawa Hospital is developing a treatment for prostate cancer using viruses that destroy cancer cells and boost the anti-cancer immune response, all the while leaving normal cells unharmed. Identified and awarded by Prostate Cancer Canada and funded by the Movember Foundation, the team will receive $5 million through to 2020.  

Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation partner to support research into better care and support for those living with the disease

September 1, 2015 – Toronto, ON – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to reflect on the disease that affects one in eight Canadian men in their lifetime and kills 4,100, this year.[i]

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Got Plaid?

TORONTO, ON – (May 12, 2016) – This morning marked the launch of Canada’s second annual Plaid for Dad campaign in support of Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC).
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Prostate Cancer Canada research aims to further our understanding of subcategory of men with prostate cancer

TORONTO, ON – May 10, 2016 —Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) has awarded research funding to Dr.
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The Corporate Climb: Teams Step up across Canada to Raise Money for Prostate Cancer Research

Toronto, ON – March 11th, 2016 – Throughout the course of the last few weeks, teams representing corporations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto raised more than $600,000 for prostate cancer research and supportive care by completing Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) Step Up Challenge, presented by Scotiabank.
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