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British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English. We meet on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Richmond Public Library (2/F Brighouse Main Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8). Please register online at The Richmond Public Library website (or call 604-231-6413 for registration). Join us for the professional presentation and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years.
If you want to chat with a survivor one on one, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk on every Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11am, 5-10 km along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre during the raining days or cold seasons). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.
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Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
December 5, 2013, Thursday
Subject: Nutrition 604-824-5506
|Enter Cheviot Place from Blundell Road, |
then follow the brown signs
|Garratt Wellness Centre,|
7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC
VANCOUVER (PCCN at Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Main Floor, 565 West 10th Ave. Vancouver)
Topic - Under Development 604-434-2100
Speaker: Ms. Shannon Griffin RN, BSN, MN, Sexual Health Clinician, UBC/VGH
Subject: Erectile Dysfunction 604-836-6423
1月9日（星期四） 下午六時至八時專題講座由 UBC/VGH性健康臨床醫師 Ms. Shannon Griffin 主講, 勃起功能障礙 (Erectile Dysfunction) (英語主講 / 普通話傳譯)中英文查詢： 梁瑞華 (Daniel Leung) 604-836-6423 firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker: Mr. Wellam Ko Yu, Doctoral student at the UBC School of Nursing
Subject: Penile length shortening after radical prostatectomy 604-836-6423
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|THIS IS WHY WE MO|
With Movember 2013 underway, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge you, the Movember community, which has helped us grow to where we are today. Throughout the years, millions of you have generously donated your funds, upper lips and time to change the face of men's health. We know that with great moustaches comes great responsibility and we take that very seriously. We push for collaboration, not just at a national level but also at a global level. We insist on transparency and accountability for every funded project. We are about accelerating outcomes for men that will change and save lives now.
In line with our vision, Movember is proud to have funded 577 programs with our 20 men's health partners in 21 countries. Globally, we focus on the areas of awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, men's mental health, and prostate and testicular cancer research. Thanks to your efforts we're privileged to work with some of the best scientific minds and world-class organizations that strive to help us make a global impact on men's health.
Watch and learn more about some of the amazing outcomes happening around the world.
|© 2013 Movember Foundation. All rights reserved.|
PROGRAMS WE FUND
|CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN'S HEALTH|
PROSTATE CANCER | TESTICULAR CANCER | MENTAL HEALTH
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡（Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group）在十月十日和十一月十四日下午六時至八時，
Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond, BC, V7C 3S9
Subject: Get to know Prostate and Prostate Research
Subject : Penile Implantation – a procedure to consider when other attempts to treat erectile dysfunction have failed.
Address : Burnaby Hospital, Education Room, 2nd Floor, 3935 Kincaid St, Burnaby, BC V5G 2X6
Speaker: Dr. Graham Duncan, BC Cancer Agency
Topic: Recurrence of Prostate Cancer
Monday, September 9, 2013
A new study has reignited a debate about whether men should use a baldness
drug to prevent prostate cancer. Finasteride:
Subtype of Highly Aggressive PC - A New Small Cell Prostate Cancer Drug:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Date: September 12, 2013 (9月12日星期四從下午六時至八時)
Time: 6pm to 8pm (speech 6-7pm, sharing 7-8pm)
Place: Garratt Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place, Richmond BC V7C 3S9
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth S. Poon, MD, FRCSC, Metrovan Urology, Richmond
Subject: Prostate Cancer
專題講座 : 由泌尿外科醫生 Dr.Kenneth S. Poon 主講 前列腺癌 (英語主講 /中文傳譯 )
了解前列腺和前列腺的研究 (普通話主講 / 英語傳譯)
Friday, August 16, 2013
Location: Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Time: 3-5pm (Saturday, August 31st)
Gala Fundraiser with Celebrity Guests - August 31st, 7pm-12am
A fun evening of entertainment, celebrities, silent and live auction, and survivor stories.
For tickets, please click here. All proceeds benefitting Prostate Cancer Foundation BC
Location: Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Time: 7pm-12am (Saturday, August 31st)
Cruise with a Cause Motorcycle Ride Around BC - Sept 1st to 6th
A group of celebrities will ride around BC to promote awareness for Prostate Cancer.
Watch for more information on where they will stop and the activities that will happen at each stop.
Time: leaving on Sunday September 1st and returning on September 6th
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The fall program starts on September 10, 2013. Interested participants can find more information and the registration form at www.inspirehealth.ca/online
Friday, August 9, 2013
Changing the name of non-threatening cancers:
More on Aspirin: Summary
Health Research Paper:
Dementia Rates Falling:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Date: 1st Thursday August 1, 2013
Time: 11am to 1pm (speech 11am-12pm, sharing 12-1pm)
Place: Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Main Floor, 565 West 10th Ave. Vancouver
Speaker: Dale Ischia, Physiotherapist Vancouver Prostate Centre
Subject: Exercise for Prostate Cancer
Speaker: Dr. Richard Wassersug, Department Urology UBC
Subject: New Approach to Supportive Needs for Prostate Cancer Patients
Date: 1st Tuesday August 6, 2013
Place: Room 9 at the Pinetree Community Center, 260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C.
Subject: Advances in Radiation Therapy and the Problems
Subject: Erectile Dysfunction and other problems that may arise as a result of prostate treatment
專題講座 : 認識和處理情緒低落和抑鬱症 (粵語主講 / 英語傳譯) 中文資料
如要以上專題講座的投影片，請電郵 email@example.com 索取。
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth S. Poon MD, FRCSC, Metrovan Urology
Subject: Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer North Shore Support Group
Date: 4th Tuesday August 27, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm,
Place: lower floor Auditorium, Lions Gate Hospital
Time: 10am to 12pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Prostate Cancer Statistics: 2013
Guest Blog: Dr. Stuart Edmonds, VP of Research, Health Promotion and Survivorship
The new cancer statistics were released by Canadian Cancer Society on May 29: In 2013, it is estimated that approximately 23,600 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 3,900 will die from the disease. That’s down from the 26,500 new cases estimated in 2012.
The death rate has been declining by almost 4% per year between 2001 and 2009. Research has played a critical role in this progress and research funded by PCC. Read more on research projects: CPC-GENE and PC-STAR.
At each PSA meeting of Vancouver Island, the formal presentations are taped and made available on this website. http://www.theprostatecentre.org/support-group/expert-videos-new/
Film a short interview about your life with advanced prostate cancer!
This summer Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (NCCSN) is working on a program to generate awareness about metastatic prostate cancer and the unique challenges patients face. To bring this campaign to life, CCSN is looking for men living with metastatic prostate cancer who are willing to share their personal experiences in a video and also potentially with the media later in the summer and into the fall. Please find the details below for your consideration!
WHAT: Film a short interview about your life with advanced prostate cancer.
WHERE: Your home! We want to make this as simple as possible, so we’ll come to you with a video crew. We may also want to film outdoors near your home.
WHEN: We plan to film patients at the end of July or beginning of August.
WHO: Yourself and possibly a loved one.
TIME COMMITMENT: We should only need three hours of your time.
If you or someone you know is willing to participate or interested in learning more about this opportunity we’d love to hear from you by Friday, July 19.
Please email Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
BC-developed prostate cancer drug holds out hope for clinical trials
A new class of drugs that should stop the androgen receptor of prostate cancer cells send a message to keep growing:
Radiation Particle drug for bone metastatic disease gets approved:
Guidelines for use of new drugs for metastatic disease:
Marianne Sadar's and large research group's research paper on their new drug:
Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Kidney Risk?
NOTE: It is interesting data but not definitive evidence. Suggests a possible correlation but not direct effect.
Vancouver Prostate Centre Awarded Six Movember Discovery Grants
More Prostate Cancer research News on US PCF website:
More Prostate Cancer News/Events on The Prostate Cancer Centre Victoria website: