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In the beginning…

In the beginning…
Ron Evason forms Prostate Cancer Foundation of Canada to support research into the cause, cure and prevention of prostate cancer

Gene Genie

Gene Genie
Dr. Steven Narod of Montreal General Hospital contributes to discovery of increased risk of prostate cancer for men with BRCA1 gene mutations. Prostate Cancer Canada currently funds a major research program on the topic

Information. Empowerment.
Engagement.

Information. Empowerment.<br />Engagement.
Distinct studies by Dr. Joyce Davison of the University of Manitoba and Dr. Deb Feldman-Stewart of Queen’s University show that helping patients with prostate cancer find information helps them become more engaged in decisions about their treatment

Discovery

Discovery
Research led by Dr. Tak Mak of University of Toronto uncover how prostate tumour suppressor PTEN works

Watch and Learn

Watch and Learn
Prostate Cancer Canada funds study led by Drs. Richard Choo and Laurence Klotz from Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre and University of Toronto. Results show how a "watchful waiting" approach later termed “active surveillance” can be used to delay other treatments

Sweat is Best

Sweat is Best
Resistance exercise reduces fatigue and improves quality of life in men on androgen deprivation therapy, according to research led by Dr. Roanne Segal of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre

Pain Reducers,
Quality of Life Improvers

Pain Reducers,<br />Quality of Life Improvers
Dr. Ian Tannock of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and team find that chemotherapy drug docetaxel taken with prednisone reduces pain and improves the quality of life in men with advanced prostate cancer

Movember

Movember
Movember has been challenging Canadian men to grow moustaches since 2007. The power of the moustache sparks conversation and raises funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health in 21 countries

Risky Business

Risky Business
Dr. Robert Nam and team of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre develop the Sunnybrook Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator, a tool that more accurately determines prostate cancer risk

Super Support

Super Support
Prostate Cancer Canada joins with prostate cancer support group network, including more than 75 support groups in all provinces, to support and advocate for thousands of men and their families across Canada who have been diagnosed and are living with prostate cancer

Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code
Launch of CPC-GENE project led by Dr. Robert Bristow and team from Princess Margaret Hospital , funded by Prostate Cancer Canada, looking at a personalized genetic approach to prostate cancer to allow for more individual and tailored treatments

Living Longer

Living Longer
Survival benefits discovered for men with advanced prostate cancer taking abiraterone or enzalutamide following chemotherapy. Drs. Scott North (Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton), Kim Chi (BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Prostate Centre) and Susan Ellard (BC Cancer Agency) and Fred Saad (University of Montreal) contribute. Canadian patients participated in the trials

The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour
Dr. Marie-Élise Parent of the University of Quebec finds that men who work night shifts reportedly at increased risk of prostate cancer

Lines of Support

Lines of Support
Prostate Cancer Canada launches first dedicated prostate cancer phone and email helpline in collaboration with Canadian Cancer Society, providing multilingual prostate cancer information to patients, healthcare professionals and the general population

Mortality Milestone

Mortality Milestone
The number of deaths from prostate cancer drops by about 40% since 1994

Did you know…

1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime? Prostate Cancer Canada develops, offers and funds innovative programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

Learn more at our website:

prostatecancer.ca