A unique Father's Day gift: A conversation that could save his life - 6/14/2013 1:27:48 PM
It’s June again. A time to celebrate the hockey playoffs, fathers, husbands, brothers and uncles. June 16 is Father’s Day. A time when families touched by prostate cancer reflect upon the men in their lives.
Men are notorious for not wanting to go to the doctor, for ignoring symptoms and, thereby, taking risks.
Prostate Cancer Statistics: 2013 - 6/3/2013 4:27:29 PM
Guest Blog: Dr. Stuart Edmonds, VP of Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship
The new cancer statistics were released by Canadian Cancer Society on May 29, and great progress has been made, although there is still work to be done. Over the past 30 years, the death rate for all cancers combined has been declining for males in most age groups and for females in all age groups, except over 70. In 2013, it is estimated that approximately 23,600 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 3,900 will die from the disease. That’s down from the 26,500 new cases estimated in 2012.
Exciting Genetic Breakthroughs: Prostate Cancer - 4/10/2013 4:27:29 PM
Guest blog: Dr. Robert Bristow
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. With that in hand, patients could receive the screening most appropriate for their level of risk – those at the highest level of risk would have more intensive medical surveillance for prostate cancer.
Understanding ASAP - 3/19/2013 1:19:20 PM
At PCC, we want to improve the quality of life for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer as well as their families.
It’s important to address the emotional and psychological needs of a man’s partner, family and caregivers, as they play a vital role in supporting him throughout his cancer experience.
Breast Friends Support PCC - 9/22/2012 4:13:28 PM
The Breast Friends are supporting PCC by donating proceeds from one of their cookbooks! They've graciously shared some of their recipes (below) in honour of Prostate Cancer Awareness week. If you're looking for meal ideas this weekend you should try some of these out!
Research Update: Rising Star Award - 9/19/2012 2:22:30 PM
We hear a lot about research in the field of cancer these days. There have been so many exciting developments that have opened the door to potential new treatments and knowledge.
Prostate Cancer and Parliament - 9/18/2012 2:51:49 PM
When we think about prostate cancer, we might think of a conversation we had with our doctor. Or maybe a conversation with our family or friends. What about a conversation with your local MP?
Prostate Cancer Awareness week- why are we doing this? - 9/17/2012 4:41:00 PM
We pass by men on the street every day. They’re our co-workers, neighbours and friends. Closer to home, we talk to our fathers, brothers and husbands. Men occupy important places in our lives- and yet, we don’t stop to consider that during their lifetime 1 in 7 of them will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Announcing ASAP! - 8/28/2012 1:59:09 PM
Given the prevalence of prostate cancer in Canadian men, the message couldn’t be clearer: we need to expand survivorship services. That’s why we’re so excited about launching ‘A Survivorship Action Partnership’ (ASAP).
UPDATE - Survivorship Programs - 6/4/2012 4:26:30 PM
The five year relative survival rate for prostate cancer is close to 100 per cent. In other words – this is a highly curable disease. For survivors, beating the disease is often only the first step, as recovery can result in a host of other challenges. PCC’s goal is to support men and their families throughout their prostate cancer journey – diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Clare's Story - 4/3/2012 3:15:01 PM
We were very happy, Kim myself and our three children, Victoria 19, Austin 19 and Jennifer 16. We were in love; we had great jobs and a wonderful family. We thought we were invincible. We met in 2006 and married in 2008.
It’s Our Time To Celebrate - 3/20/2012 11:02:08 AM
Today, we celebrate our first year anniversary in Atlantic Canada! Our Atlantic office was established to raise awareness and support research and programs for the fight against prostate cancer- and it’s been a busy year! Below is a snapshot of what PCC Atlantic has been up to.
Happy First Anniversary! - A Note From Moncton - 3/20/2012 11:02:08 AM
When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June 2009, it was a surprise to me to learn that there were only two support groups in all of New Brunswick, Fredericton and Miramichi. There had been active groups in Moncton and Saint John, but not for quite a number of years.
Funding Research- Coast to Coast - 3/13/2012 3:46:48 PM
In 2011, over $19 million of PCC funds were dedicated to supporting prostate cancer research. One of the ways we administer these funds is through our Pilot Grant Program. We fund innovative, high-potential pilot studies that could significantly advance the field.
Prostate Cancer and Black History Month - 2/21/2012 10:05:14 AM
It’s time for men to take charge of their health. This is even more important for those of African or Caribbean descent as they are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men.
Q & A with Fred Chartrand, TIEd Together Contributor - 2/6/2012 9:32:33 AM
February 6th marks the beginning of the exhibit in Winnipeg. To celebrate, we caught up with award-winning photographer, Fred Chartrand, to ask him about his involvement in TIEd Together. Fred photographed Olympic gold medalist Alex Baumann as part of the exhibit.
Resolutions - 1/23/2012 12:10:55 PM
It’s that time of the year where most of us have realized that our New Year’s resolutions just aren’t going to happen. Instead of giving up and hibernating ‘til spring, let’s recommit to one resolution that we can all achieve:
Take Charge of Your Health
Side by Side - 10/6/2011 4:57:13 PM
The women in this group were just as fearful as their partners regardless of the disease’s timeline; but their role was one of support and confidence. If they carried the badge of hope and belief then the men would as well.
By The Numbers - 6/1/2011 12:54:03 PM
25,500 men will be diagnosed, 4100 will die of it. PSA numbers. Baseline tests starting at age 40...
2011 Wake Up Call Breakfast - 1/21/2011 4:56:07 PM
Here are the PCC Wake Up Call Breakfast locations and dates:
Toronto - April 7 - Toronto Hilton
Edmonton - April 12 - Fairmont MacDonald
Calgary - April 14 - Fairmont Palliser
Vancouver - April 21 - Hyatt Regency
Halifax - April 28 - World Trade and Convention Centre
A Journey into My Soul - a poem - 11/26/2010 1:53:18 PM
A PCCN member found this great poem in Current Oncology - it greatly describes the "journey" that recently diagnosed men go through.
Donations this Holiday Season - 11/25/2010 10:02:22 AM
The holiday season is here. It’s time for family, good food and a time for charitable giving!
My Month with Mo - 11/17/2010 10:39:01 AM
When I put on the original cheesy Halloween Frito-Bandito moustache on November 4th as a humourous gesture to raise awareness for Movember, never did I think I would be wearing a moustache to work everyday.
Movember Style Guide - 11/11/2010 3:54:06 PM
Gentlemen, is your new moustache itchy, or growing wayward? Never fear, now is the perfect time to groom your Mo to greatness.
Movember - 11/3/2010 12:32:09 PM
Gentlemen, prepare to grow and flow your moustache for Movember to change the face of men’s health- specifically cancer affecting men.
The Amazing Movember Moustache Ride! - 11/1/2010 3:17:55 PM
If you're up for some light exercise you could always grab your bicycle and join Team Theta Omega Mo, Brad Hails, Brandon Pascoa, Cam MacDonell, Jesse Hayman and Nick Kewin, for a few kilometers on their little excursion beginning Monday, October 18th...
Q&A with Conor Malone from Team Chinook - 10/14/2010 2:05:09 PM
Prostate Cancer Canada chatted with Conor Malone of Team Chinook to discover more about his amazing race across South America in order to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer....
Two Canadians participating in Dakar Rally to raise awareness for prostate cancer - 10/13/2010 2:05:09 PM
We are proud to announce that two fellow Canadians will be entering the Dakar Rally in January 2011 to help raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer Canada. Glenna Chestnutt and Conor Malone a.k.a. Team Chinook, will be one of two Canadian teams to compete...
Scotiabank "Stick-It to Prostate Cancer" ball hockey tournament - 10/7/2010 3:08:27 PM
There were fewer parking spots available at the CrossIron Mills Mall this past Sunday. No less than 41 teams invaded the lot at this Calgary area shopping centre to participate in the first Scotiabank "Stick-It to Prostate Cancer" ball hockey tournament...
Prostate Cancer Facts - 9/22/2010 4:10:02 PM
One in six of us will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in our lifetime. For us, the odds of developing prostate cancer are greater than the odds women face with a breast cancer diagnosis...
What's Your Number? - 9/20/2010 12:31:53 PM
"What are the numbers?" Words to live by when it comes to a PSA results.
Cruisin' for a Cure - 9/9/2010 1:51:52 PM
PCCN Brampton (formerly known as UsToo Brampton Prostate Cancer Support Group) is holding the 4th annual car rally known as "Cruisin' for a Cure" on September 12th at the POWERADE CENTRE in Brampton...
Randy Remington Golf Classic - 8/31/2010 4:21:25 PM
It’s 25 degrees Celsius and there’s a barely-perceptible seven kilometre-per-hour breeze. You straighten up from putting the ball on the tee and lift your head....
Prostate Cancer Canada Looking for Volunteers - 8/16/2010 4:08:24 PM
Volunteerism is an extraordinary thing. People volunteer for a host of different reasons, all of them valid and good. Volunteers define the best of who we are....
Tennis and Testing - The Perfect Match! - 8/12/2010 2:05:08 PM
The Rogers Cup is something that tennis fans across Canada eagerly wait for every year, but this year something is a little different. Men are being given the opportunity to be screened for prostate cancer through a simple PSA blood test...
Father and Sons Cross Canada - 8/3/2010 1:41:45 PM
A couple of weeks ago, when last we heard from intrepid cyclists Shane Vanier and his sons, Sean and Trevor, they were just 15 kilometres from the Alberta border at Crowsnest Pass. Only another 6,000 or so kilometres and $48,000 to go!
Raise awareness about prostate cancer - 7/22/2010 10:48:42 AM
Media, online or off, can’t by itself raise awareness about prostate cancer, its risk factors and the need for research funding. Crucial to that effort are the great community events that support our cause. There’s no substitute for real people interacting and supporting one another, the reach and the cool factor of Facebook and Twitter notwithstanding.
Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run - 7/12/2010 5:32:22 PM
Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run Raises over $1.2 million to support prostate cancer research.
An interesting read - 2/23/2010 11:28:42 AM
As told by Prostate Cancer Canada’s President & CEO, Steve Jones, here’s a different view on prostate cancer from "Notes To My Prostate"
Tie one on for prostate cancer - 2/23/2010 11:21:55 AM
As told by Prostate Cancer Canada's President & CEO, Steve Jones, here's a different view on prostate cancer from "Notes To My Prostate"
Nobody is exempt from prostate cancer - 2/23/2010 11:18:40 AM
Prostate Cancer Canada's President & CEO, Steve Jones, sends his best wishes to Jack Layton after his prostate cancer diagnosis announcement.
Generosity and gratitude - 1/27/2010 12:18:12 PM
It’s hard not to think about the anguish the people of Haiti are experiencing. There’s no doubt that everyone around the world is hoping and praying for them.
Movember got hairy... - 12/1/2009 1:53:49 PM
Prostate Cancer Canada's President & CEO, Steve Jones, grew and groomed his Moustache for 30 days. Here he shares a bit of his experience with a hairy upper lip.
Walk or Run - Do it for yourself and every man you know. - 5/13/2009 3:20:47 PM
Good deeds and good health -- we'll tell you how to accomplish both, just bring your running shoes!
Prostate Cancer Canada - 5/4/2009 10:20:33 AM
New name, new website and renewed hope.
Watching, waiting - is it right for you? - 4/30/2009 10:05:13 AM
Prostate Cancer treatments explored.
Active surveillance, or watchful waiting -- how do you know if it's right for you?
PSA Tests: The controversy continues - 4/28/2009 9:55:32 AM
In our last entry we talked about some common concerns regarding PSA tests – sometimes even cancerous tumours are insignificant and don’t spread, and this means that PSA tests can lead to over diagnosis.
To test or not to test, that is the question. - 4/24/2009 1:54:31 PM
Okay, so by now you’ve probably heard all about PSA tests, especially if you’ve familiarized yourself with some of the content on our website.