VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Vancouver Prostate Centre announced today an extended collaboration with AstraZeneca that sees the Vancouver Prostate Centre receive $700,000 over two years towards research that targets treatment-resistant prostate cancer.The research, which is being coordinated through the Vancouver Prostate Centre ― a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research ― evaluates AstraZeneca's androgen receptor-targeting small molecules, as well as, molecules that target cell cycle growth to slow, or stop, tumour proliferation in prostate cancer.Specifically this re
Dr Larry Goldenberg was named as a Member of the Order of Canada, December 30, 2009. Dr Goldenberg is clinical research director (and past executive director) of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, at VGH and VCH Research Institute, and head, Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC Faculty of Medicine.View full Press Release
VANCOUVER – Pfizer is entering into a three-year, $9-million research collaboration with the BC Cancer Agency and the Vancouver Prostate Centre, a University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Centre of Excellence, to tackle new treatment avenues for breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.
Decision to Expand Based Upon Promising Pre-Clinical ResultsBOTHELL, WA – (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) – MDRNA, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA), a leading RNAi-based drug discovery and development company, today announced the extension and expansion of its collaboration with the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), covering the discovery and development of RNAi-based therapeutics for the treatment of bladder cancer.
OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI), today announced that the first patient has been dosed in an open label, dose-escalation, Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating OGX-427 when administered directly into the bladder in patients with bladder cancer.In preclinical studies conducted by the Vancouver Prostate Centre, OGX-427 had single-agent activity in multiple cancers. In preclinical models of bladder cancer, the investigators observed that bladder cancer tumors were significantly smaller six weeks after OGX-427 administration compared to the control group.View full Press Release
Two cancer drugs discovered at Vancouver Prostate Centre show promise in treating prostate and other cancersDuring the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, promising results from two drugs (OGX-011 and OGX-427) discovered at the Vancouver Prostate Centre were presented in two separate oral presentations, an unprecedented milestone for the Centre.The Vancouver Prostate Centre is a UBC and CECR National Centre of Excellence whose integrated team-science approach and state of the art infrastructure facilitate rapid bench-to-bedside translation
VANCOUVER – Premier Gordon Campbell helped launch the official groundbreaking of the new seven-storey, Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, built in part thanks to the generous donation of $15 million from Mr. Robert Ho."Patients with cancer, people with bone health issues, and those with mobility challenges will all benefit from the research that will take place in this facility," said Premier Campbell. "Hundreds of scientists and clinicians will work in this building, researching and developing new treatments and cures for disease."The 69,350 sq. ft.