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News Releases


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 $140,000

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 $140,000 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

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.

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PCC Spotlight
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. More

Prostate Cancer Canada’s Step Up Challenge in Vancouver raises $140,000

Corporate Vancouver raised funds for prostate cancer research by racing up 5 skyscrapers. More


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