Publications by PCC-funded Researchers

Supported by Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation, a research team at the Vancouver Prostate Centre led by Drs. Alex Wyatt and Kim Chi shed light on how men with metastatic prostate cancer who will not respond well to hormone therapy can be identified early using a blood test and prioritized for a different course of treatment. Their work was published in the journal of European Urology.


 


The Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) has published findings from the world’s most comprehensive genetic analysis of prostate cancer tumours in the journal Nature. Led by Drs. Robert Bristow of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Paul Boutros of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, CPC-GENE has uncovered the full set of mutations that can occur in the most common cancer in men. By fully cataloging these mutations, the CPC-GENE team was able to create a new signature that predicts at an early stage whether a prostate cancer tumour will become aggressive or not, allowing for personalized treatment.

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Canadian scientists have discovered a link between an inherited mutation in the BRCA2 gene and a deadly form of prostate cancer. Funded by Prostate Cancer Canada and led by Dr. Robert Bristow of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, the findings were published in Nature Communications.

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For more information please contact:

Adam Miller
Manager, Communications
Prostate Cancer Canada
416 441 2131 ext. 235
adam.miller@prostatecancer.ca




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