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Prostate research centre receives $5M grant

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Prostate Centre, a University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital Centre of Excellence, has received a $5-million grant from BC’s provincial government. The centre specializes in the research and treatment of prostate cancer.

“This grant will be used to further prostate cancer research towards new treatments that control progression of the disease,” said Dr Martin Gleave, director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre at VGH and distinguished professor, department of urologic sciences at UBC, and Liber Ero BC Leadership Chair in Prostate Cancer Research. “These funds will allow us to recruit and retain world leading scientists who will discover how cancer cells develop resistance and evade current treatments, and pave the way to new treatments in the future.”

A national centre of excellence, the Vancouver Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital is a collaborative initiative of Vancouver Coastal Health under the umbrella of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the University of British Columbia.

Its researchers hold cross-faculty appointments at UBC faculty of medicine and collaborate with clinical and research groups nationally and internationally. The centre provides education for trainees including 15 post-doctoral fellows, two clinical fellows, 15 urology residents, 20 graduate students and seven summer students.