Featured Researchers Archive


 
Drs. Paul Rennie and Artem Cherkasov of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, who are developing an effective drug for men who have become resistant to treatment, acknowledge the importance of Prostate Cancer Canada and its supporters in making their ground-breaking work possible. Watch the video.

"Smart" nanoparticle called PEARLs a promising gem to target, treat tumours with greater precision
 
 
 
Prostate Cancer Canada funded researcher Dr. Gang Zheng has discovered a "smart" organic, biodegradable nanoparticle that uses heat and light in a controlled manner to potentially target and ablate tumours with greater precision. Watch the video.


Prostate cancer researchers pinpoint regulatory role of noncoding genes in disease development


Movember Foundation Canada and Prostate Cancer Canada-supported researcher Dr. Hansen he and his team at UHN have pinpointed a key regulatory role of noncoding genes in prostate cancer development, progression. Watch the video to learn about the findings published in Nature Genetics.

Rising Star Recipients
Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember are proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research awards. These investigators represent the next generation of leading prostate cancer researchers across Canada.

Spotlight: Dr. Girish Kulkarni
Dr. Girish Kulkarni is the recipient of a $300,000 Movember Clinician Scientist award for 2012. He is taking a unique look at prostate cancer treatment by studying personalized medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Exciting Genetic Breakthroughs: Prostate Cancer
Recently, exciting results were announced for an international research collaboration of more than 1,000 scientists to look at the genetic basis of prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer and pinpoint the people most likely to develop each disease. The results could eventually lead to something as simple as a saliva test based on genetic markers that provide each patient with their own personal risk profile.

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PCC Spotlight
Honouring dad this Father’s Day the Canadian way: In plaid

TORONTO, ON – (May 8, 2018) – Plaid replaces business-casual on Friday, June 15 as hundreds of thousands of Canadians don the iconic Canadian attire all to honour dad and end prostate cancer.
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The Finger – A tried and true method to save lives

TORONTO, CANADA (May 8, 2018) – Every day, more and more methods to detect prostate cancer are being explored, but the tried and true methods of a digital rectal examination (DRE) – where a healthcare professional inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities, paired with a blood test known as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test – which you can get through your family doctor, are still the long-standing proven ways to save a life.
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Landmark study links tumour evolution to prostate cancer severity

Toronto (April 19, 2018) – Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately assessed by looking at how that tumour has evolved.
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