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5,000 steps to end prostate cancer
2019-02-01 1:15:44 PM
“Trust me. It’s hard work.” It’s one of the first things Shahroz Ehsan will tell you about the Step Up Challenge, where teams race up 5,000 steps in downtown office towers, raising awareness and funds to overcome the most common cancer among Canadian men.
Reflecting on 25 years of impact
2019-02-01 12:51:03 PM
In 1996, two years after its creation, Prostate Cancer Canada awarded its first research grant to Dr. Laurence Klotz and his team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto – and its impact surpassed the team’s wildest dreams.
Can you inherit prostate cancer?
2019-02-01 12:01:14 PM
Between 10-20 per cent of men with prostate cancer can trace their diagnosis back to a gene mutation they inherited from their parents. One such gene is BRCA2. Every man and woman has a BRCA2 gene, but when it is changed, or mutated, their risk of developing breast, ovarian and prostate cancer increases.
Uncovering prostate cancer mysteries in unexpected places
2019-02-01 11:36:00 AM
Would you ever guess that urine might hold the key to better prostate cancer treatments? Dr. Bharati Bapat, a cancer geneticist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, is doing just that: Using patients’ urine to predict who is likely to develop different types of prostate cancer.
Low oxygen in tumour cells leads to important discovery
2019-01-14 2:38:04 PM
Researchers at the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research have discovered markers in tumour cells with low oxygen that could predict cancer progression.
Partnering with the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council to bring new treatments to life
2019-01-07 12:37:42 PM
Prostate Cancer Canada is joining forces with the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) to ensure that therapeutic use of radioisotopes, an area of research which is giving men with prostate cancer new hope, remains sustainable.
From survivor to dream car driver
2019-01-07 11:52:08 AM
When asked whether Robert Peressotti, the 2018 winner of Rock the Road Raffle and a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera, would be purchasing Raffle tickets again in 2019, the answer was a resounding, “Of course!” He didn’t want to miss the chance to win an enviable car and give to a cause that’s close to his heart.
From idea to possibility: Moving research from the lab to patient care
2019-01-07 11:35:12 AM
Hope is becoming reality for men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. About 10 to 15 per cent of men diagnosed will develop an aggressive form of the disease which spreads to other areas of the body. But a leading researcher is working to help these men and their families.
International Volunteer Day 2018
2018-12-05 2:54:56 PM
Thank you to our incredible volunteers who donate their time, energy and skills to support the 1 in 9 Canadian men and their families facing prostate cancer.
A face off with prostate cancer
2018-11-08 12:42:09 PM
Between facing off with Team USA in the 2002 Olympic finals, and later learning her dad had prostate cancer, women’s hockey player Sami Jo Small has encountered her fair share of challenges.
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