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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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Justin Edmonstone
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Prostate Cancer Canada
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News Releases


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

Prostate cancer researchers develop personalized genetic test to accurately predict recurrence risk

TORONTO, ON - November 13, 2014 – Prostate cancer researchers have developed a genetic test to identify which men are at highest risk for their prostate cancer to come back after localized treatment with surgery or radiotherapy.

Prostate Cancer Canada reminds men that early detection using ‘Smart Screening’ for prostate cancer can save lives

Toronto, ON – October 27, 2014 – Prostate Cancer Canada responds today to guidelines released from The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommending that the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test should be eliminated as a screening tool for prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Canada disagrees with the recommendations and wants to remind Canadians that when performed appropriately, the benefits of PSA screening far outweigh the negatives. According to new research based on modelling estimates, if PSA testing was eliminated, the cases of advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer would double, resulting in an estimated 13-20 per cent increase in prostate cancer deaths annually.[i]

Prostate Cancer Canada fundraiser to donate 50% of proceeds to families of fallen soldiers

TORONTO, ON, October 24, 2014 – Following the death of two Canadian soldiers, Prostate Cancer Canada will donate half of the net proceeds raised by the Pants Off for Prostate Cancer Ottawa fundraising event, presented by Alterna Savings, to the Stand On Guard fund. 

Team Morris and Prostate Cancer Canada unite to support men’s health

CALGARY, October 23, 2014  – Prostate Cancer Canada is pleased to announce its partnership with Canadian men’s curling team “Team Morris”, led by Skip John Morris. The partnership is focused on the promotion of health, wellness and fitness for Canadian men of any age.

A Race Against Time: New prostate cancer research gives 24,000 Canadian men a fighting chance

TORONTO, ONTARIO, September 30, 2014:  Prostate Cancer Canada is in a race to give the approximately 24,000 Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year a better fighting chance.

Vaughan’s annual Wake Up Call Breakfast features free on-site PSA tests for men over 40

VAUGHAN, September 23, 2014 - This morning in Vaughan, nearly 300 professionals, business leaders and supporters gathered for breakfast and the opportunity to receive a free PSA test and raise funds in support of Prostate Cancer Canada.

Coast-to-coast events and initiatives mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September

TORONTO, ONTARIO, September 1, 2014 – Prostate Cancer Canada – the national foundation for prostate cancer information, resources and support – is encouraging all Canadians to mark their calendars for September 1, the launch of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Canada.

Prostate Cancer Canada Supports Innovation with Awarding of Movember Discovery Grants

Toronto, ON – Aug 14, 2014 – As part of our ongoing strategic commitment to prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Movember Discovery Grants, awarded by PCC, funded by Movember. This program allows both junior investigators at the start of their research careers and more established investigators to pursue important new 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.

Prostate Cancer Canada awards $5 million in Movember funds

Toronto, ON – July 15, 2014 – Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the $5 million 2014 Movember Team Grant. The grant, awarded by PCC and funded by Movember, rewards innovation and collaboration in a single research team from a variety of institutions across Canada. 

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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. More

Prostate cancer researchers develop personalized genetic test to accurately predict recurrence risk

TORONTO, ON - November 13, 2014 – Prostate cancer researchers have developed a genetic test to identify which men are at highest risk for their prostate cancer to come back after localized treatment with surgery or radiotherapy. More


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