British Columbia has 28 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We meet on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Main Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8). Please register online athttp://www.yourlibrary.ca/events/for professional presentation. We speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Please come and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years. Donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講普通話、廣東話和英語,幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵、預防、治療、康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊。我們每月一次(第二個星期四從下午7:00至8:30)在列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面)舉辦免費聚會,邀請中英專業人仕主辦醫療與健康講座,交流經驗與分享感受。請到圖書館網站www.yourlibrary.ca/events,並使用你的圖書館卡進行登記。如果沒有圖書卡請致電604-231-6413 (英語) 604-231-6462(中文)報名。查詢活動更新請打電話 604-836-6423 (Daniel)。捐錢請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July to December Prostate Health meetings 七月到十二月前列腺健康專題講座

列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡, 每月一次(第二個星期四從下午七時至八時半在列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面)舉辦免費聚會, 邀請專業人仕主辦醫療與健康講座,請到圖書館網站 www.yourlibrary.ca/events,並使用你的圖書館卡進行登記。如果沒有圖書卡請致電 604-231-6413(英語) 604-231-6462(中文)

前列腺健康講座由列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡統籌,並由列治文公立圖書館、卑斯省前列腺癌基金會、加拿大防癌協會共同協辦現場提供大量免費中英文健康小冊,歡迎取閱。

查詢活動更新請到http://richmondprostate.blogspot.ca/ 或打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel) , 我們講英語,普通話和廣東話, 幫助您了解前列腺疾病前列腺癌的病徵、預防、治療、康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊, 交流經驗與分享感受。


2016714週四下午七時至八時半 治文圖書館二樓
關秉聰醫生 (Dr. Winkle Kwan) 素裡醫院的腫瘤科醫生 
粵語講解 放射治療  (Radiation Therapy)

2016811週四下午七時至八時半 治文圖書館二樓
董學森博士 (Dr. Xuesen Dong) - 溫哥華前列腺中心研究主任
國語講解 前列腺癌和前列腺癌的研究  (Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research)

201698週四下午七時至八時半 治文圖書館二樓
黃健儀中醫師 (Dr. Jenny Huang)  - 卑詩省中醫針灸師聨合會會長
粵語講解 中國傳統醫學和前列腺健康  (Traditional Chinese Medicine and ProstateHealth)

20161013週四下午七時至八時半 治文圖書館二樓
Ms. Joanne Morgan, Kinesiologist - Personal Best & Back on Track Fitness, 
英語講解 粵語翻譯 The Essential Role of Exercise in Prostate Cancer Recovery, Recurrence Prevention and Survival (運動在前列腺癌康復,預防復發和存活的關鍵作用)

20161110週四下午七時至八時半 治文圖書館二樓
許加玲女士  (Ms. Crystal Hoi) -  加拿大防癌協會 華人項目主任
粵語講解 加拿大防癌協會的華語服務 (Chinese Program of Canadian Cancer Society) 

201612月8週四下午七時至八時半 治文圖書館二樓
劉立儀註冊營養師 (Ms. Priscilla Lau, Registered Dietitian)
粵語講解 飲食迷思與癌症預防和治療 (Diet myth related to cancer prevention and treatment)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Prostate Cancer Study from Australia

One in three men have concerns about their sexual health (e.g. erectile dysfunction) after

prostate cancer treatment. Many men are reluctant to get help for their sexual concerns, and

when they do, often men do not continue with treatment.

To date there is little research to help us understand men’s concerns about their sexual

health after prostate cancer and how they prefer to address these concerns. Our online Men

and Sexual Health – Prostate Cancer study will explore men’s concerns about their sexual

health, what contributes to their decisions to seek support, and from whom they prefer to

receive this support. This is an international study which is supported by cancer control

organisations, health professionals, and universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and

Ireland.

The Men and Sexual Health - Prostate Cancer study is an online survey that will take

approximately 30 to 40 minutes of your time. The survey asks about your sexual concerns,

side effects after prostate cancer treatment, quality of life, decisions to use services, and the

services that you prefer.

If you are aged over 18 years, have had treatment for Prostate Cancer and would like to

share your experience and help other men affected by prostate cancer please type in the

following URL into your web browser. www.menandprostatecancer.org

In addition to this, in the survey we will ask your permission to contact you again to complete

another survey in 6 months and 12 months so that we can understand if you’re sexual

concerns and need for support services change over time.

Please note: If you are receiving this info from your local PCCN support group in Canada

please note that this is not a Prostate Cancer Canada led study. Prostate Cancer Canada

is not responsible for any personal or contact information you may provide to the study, nor

the results of the study.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dragon Boat Fundraising


Abreast In A Boat vs. Butts In A Boat
When:  June 17, 2016 (Friday) 6:00PM  (the first night of this year's dragon boat festival)

At False Creek, Vancouver
A challenge between prostate and breast cancer survivors.  Cheer on these two amazing teams as they race and help build awareness with this cancer fundraising event. Donation online https://www.gifttool.com/athon/MyFundraisingPage?ID=1852&AID=3273&PID=544294

Thursday, May 26, 2016

June to September Prostate Health meetings 六月到九月前列腺健康專題講座

Every 2nd Thursday 7-8:30pm at Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Main Branch), 7700 Minoru Gate. Free of charge, registration required. Please visit www.yourlibrary.ca/events or call 604-231-6413 for details.

June 9, 2016 Thursday 7-8:30pm
2016年6月9日, 週四下午下午時至時半 列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面), 7700 Minoru Gate
Dr. Brian Yang (楊沛陶泌尿科醫師), Urologist of Burnaby Hospital 
Subject - Your prostate, your health: a discussion on malignant and benign prostatic disease (惡性與良性前列腺疾病  )
- 國語/英語講解 – /文投影片

July 14, 2016 Thursday 7-8:30pm
2016年7月14日, 週四下午下午時至時半 列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面), 7700 Minoru Gate
Dr. Winkle Kwan (關秉聰腫瘤科醫生), Oncologist of Fraser Valley Centre and Surrey Memorial Hospital
Subject - Radiation Therapy (放射治療
- 粵語講解 - 中/英文投影片

August 11, 2016 Thursday 7-8:30pm
2016年8月11日 ,週四下午下午時至時半 列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面), 7700 Minoru Gate
 Dr. Xuesen Dong (董學森博士), Research Scientist of Vancouver Prostate Centre
Subject - Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research ( 前列腺癌和前列腺癌的研究)
- 國語講解 –  中/英文投影片

September 8, 2016 Thursday 7-8:30pm
2016年9月8日 ,週四下午下午時至時半 列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面), 7700 Minoru Gate
Dr. Jenny Huang (黃健儀中醫師), President of United Acupuncturists and TCM Association of B.C. 
Subject - traditional Chinese medicine and Prostate Diseases (中國傳統醫學與前列腺疾病)
- 粵語講解 - 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Vancouver Prostate Centre Quarterly Newsletter Issue 1

 
 
Vancouver Prostate Centre Quarterly Newsletter Issue 1
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VANCOUVER | PROSTATE CENTRE
 
 
ISSUE 1
 
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Welcome to the first newsletter for the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC). We will be issuing a newsletter four times a year to keep our patients, donors and community up to date and informed about our progress.
 
 
 
 
 
Prostate Cancer DNA Test Uses Small Blood Sample, Predicts Response to Drug
 
 
New tools developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) are substantially advancing the possibility of offering precise, personalized therapies to effectively treat treatment-resistant prostate cancer, also known as metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
Detailed in a recently published paper in JAMA Oncology, VPC researchers have discovered a method for testing prostate cancer DNA from a small blood sample, making it possible to retrieve exact information about how the cancer is genetically changing and helping determine the type of treatment best suited to treat it at that moment.
 
LEARN MORE
 
 
 
 
 
Researchers
 
Dr. Alex Wyatt
 
The Future of Prostate Cancer Research
 
New tools developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) are substantially advancing the possibility of offering precise, personalized therapies to effectively treat treatment-resistant prostate cancer, also known as metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
Detailed in a recently published paper in JAMA Oncology, VPC researchers have discovered a method for testing prostate cancer DNA from a small blood sample, making it possible to retrieve exact information about how the cancer is genetically changing and helping determine the type of treatment best suited to treat it at that moment.
 
LEARN MORE
 
 
 
 
 
RESOURCES + INFORMATION
 
Prostate cancer is still the most common male cancer in Canada and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men. Within our country’s aging baby boomer population, prostate cancer cases will continue to increase and threaten longevity and quality of life. That is why our researchers work tirelessly to understand and ultimately control the disease.
 
Clinical trials are an integral part of prostate cancer research and treatment. If you are interested in participating in research please visit our website.
 
If you wish to make a donation to our Centre, you may do so through the following registered charities: the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, the UBC Faculty of Medicine and the Urology Foundation.
 
LEARN MORE
 
 
 
 
AWARDS and ACCOLADES
 
We want you to know what is happening at our Centre. We have amassed several achievements in the last 6 months.
 
 
 
JANUARY
 
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Dr. Mads Daugaard: Malaria protein shows potential as cancer treatment
 
 
 
 
The VPC’s Drs. Claudia Chavez-Munoz and Alan So received the inaugural Bladder Cancer Canada Research Grant valued at $5‌0,000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Poul Sorenson was awarded the CCS Robert L. Noble Prize for outstanding achievements in basic biomedical cancer.
 
 
 
 
Dr. Peter Black wins EAU Best Paper on Clinical Research Award 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making A Difference
 
In February of 2‌016 several of our VPC’s most active members participated as two teams in the StepUpChallenge. The successful event that raised over $1‌25,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drs. Michael Cox & Emma Tomlinson Guns published the prestigious Nature journal: "Oral simvastatin administration delays castration-resistant progression and reduces intratumoral steroidogenesis of LNCaP prostate cancer xenografts" is currently the featured article on Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.
 
Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The groundbreaking personalized oncology publication led by Drs. Wang and Collins, High fidelity patient- derived xenografts for accelerating prostate cancer discovery and drug development, is one of AACR's most-cited articles from 2014.
 
Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feb 4, 2‌016
 
TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE ALIGN, RESULTING IN NOVEL POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR LETHAL PROSTATE CANCER
 
License agreement aims to advance new line of drug therapy.
 
LEARN MORE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment
 
Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre
 
Learn more
 
 
 
 
Make A Difference
 
Help the Vancouver Prostate Centre fund research to find better treatments and a cure.
 
Learn more
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prostate Clinic (Patient queries)
 
Gordon & Leslie Diamond
Health Care Centre
6th Floor, 2‌775 Laurel Street
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1‌M9
Phone: 6‌04 875 5003
Prostate Research Facility
 
Jack Bell Research Centre
2‌660 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3‌Z6
Phone: 6‌04 875 4818
Fax: 6‌04 875 5654
 
 
 
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
 
Vancouver CoastalHealth Research Institute
 
UROLOGIC SCIENCES
 
 
 
 
 
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