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, 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.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC accepts donation online, please go to 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Support Groups Meeting in August 支援小組八月會議

Prostate Cancer Canada Network Vancouver Group
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
Next Meeting - 1st Thursday September 5, 2013 at Vancouver
Speaker: Dr. Richard Wassersug, Department Urology UBC
Subject:  New Approach to Supportive Needs for Prostate Cancer Patients

Coquitlam Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group
Date: 1st Tuesday August 6, 2013
Time: 7pm
Place: Room 9 at the Pinetree Community Center, 260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Peacock, Radiation oncologist at the UBC Prostate Center
Subject: Advances in Radiation Therapy and the Problems
Next Meeting - 1st Tuesday September 3, 2013 at Coquitlam
Speaker: Ms. Shannon Griffin who is a well known clinician at the Vancouver Prostate Center
Subject: Erectile Dysfunction and other problems that may arise as a result of prostate treatment
Richmond Chinese Prostate Cancer Networking Group (列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡)
Date: 2nd Thursday August 8, 2013 (八月八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 : Ms. Vicki Yan, Bounce Back Community Coach, Canadian Mental Health Association
Subject: Bounce Back Program, recognize and deal with depressive symptoms
專題講座 : 認識和處理情緒低落和抑鬱症 (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 索取。

Next Meeting - 2nd Thursday September 12, 2013 at Richmond (9月12日星期四從下午六時至八時 - 列治文)
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth S. Poon MD, FRCSC, Metrovan Urology
Subject:  Prostate Cancer
專題講座 : 前列腺癌 (主講 / 國粵語傳譯)

Prostate Cancer North Shore Support Group
Date: 4th Tuesday August 27, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm,
Place: lower floor Auditorium, Lions Gate Hospital
Next Meeting - 4th Tuesday September 24, 2013 at North Shore
Speaker: Dr. Victor Chow
Date: Last Saturday August 31,  2013 
Time: 10am to 12pm


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reef Knot Kits are available

Reef Knot Kit
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has a new supply of reef knot kits available. 
These useful tools are given out to newly diagnosed men when they visit their urologist or oncologists office.  They are comprised of the latest information to help the newly diagnosed make informed decisions.  If you know of someone that would like a free kit call Shelley at 604-574-4012

Monday, July 15, 2013

News/links referred by Prostate Cancer Support Groups in June/July 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. 

Speaker Videos

At each PSA meeting of Vancouver Island, the formal presentations are taped and made available on this website.

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 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.

We have to be careful interpreting studies and looking at the quality of evidence.

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: