Plaid for Dad becoming a Canadian Father's Day tradition
July 8, 2016 – TORONTO, ON – In only its second year, Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) Plaid For Dad campaign further solidified itself as the way Canadians are choosing to give back each Father’s Day weekend. Growing from 200 to over 600 participating workplaces across the country, the number of Canadians who wore plaid to raise awareness and research funds for prostate cancer rose significantly in just a year’s time.
A Walk to Remember
CALGARY, ALBERTA – June 20th, 2016 – Friends, families and survivors from across the country joined Prostate Cancer Canada this Father’s Day, unified by one goal – to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.
Team Eberle, led by Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers, show their enthusiasm at the Calgary Walk Run.
#PlaidForDad Sweeps the Nation
JUNE 17TH, 2016 – TORONTO, ON – After a successful inaugural year that yielded over 200 Canadian workplaces and evolved into a wide scale social media movement, #PlaidforDad has returned in a big way to raise research funds and awareness for the most common cancer in men. Over 600 workplaces across all sectors representing hundreds of thousands of individuals across Canada are wearing Plaid for Dad today to do their part in raising vital research funds to improve the way we detect, treat and support Canadian men and their families faced with the disease.
Active surveillance pioneer seeks to improve prostate cancer biopsies
The man who is credited with coining the term active surveillance, Dr. Laurence Klotz of the Sunnybrook Research Institute, is leading a team focused on improving the way we biopsy for prostate cancer. The Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Prostate Cancer Canada today announced, in partnership, $3 million in funding for a new Phase III clinical trial to evaluate if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can replace the current standard of care to diagnose prostate cancer. The primary objective of the multi-centre trial, called PRECISE, is to determine whether MRI imaging can spare some men from undergoing a biopsy and avoid the possible associated side effects.
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.
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.