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. 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 tohttp://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款請到前列腺癌基金會http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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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. 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 jmanthorne@survivornet.ca to participate.




BC-developed prostate cancer drug holds out hope for clinical trials

http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/561453E5-5404-4702-B6C5-4D0E784ECE4D/64367/20130510EPI001NR.pdf


A new class of drugs that should stop the androgen receptor of prostate cancer cells send a message to keep growing:

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.8685359/k.D7C8/Taking_the_Lethal_out_of_Prostate_Cancer_plus_Entirely_New_Class_of_Drug_Shows_Promise_Against_Advanced_Disease_video.htm



Radiation Particle drug for bone metastatic disease gets approved:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/234945.php



Guidelines for use of new drugs for metastatic disease:

http://www.auanet.org/education/guidelines/castration-resistant-prostate-cancer.cfm



Marianne Sadar's and large research group's research paper on their new drug:

http://www.jci.org/articles/view/66398/pdf/render


Prostate Cancer Hormone Treatment: Kidney Risk?
http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20130716/kidney-failure-a-possible-risk-of-prostate-cancer-hormone-treatment-study
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
http://www.prostatecentre.com/node/351

 

More Prostate Cancer research News on US PCF website:

http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5796557/k.8785/Research_News.htm


More Prostate Cancer News/Events on The Prostate Cancer Centre Victoria website:

http://www.theprostatecentre.org/category/news/
 

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