British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found in 2013 and 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 8:30pm 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 10am-12pm, 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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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Genetic 'fingerprint' identified for spread of prostate cancer 遺傳“指紋”鑑定前列腺癌的傳播

February: Genetic 'fingerprint' identified for spread of prostate cancer
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Genetic 'fingerprint' identified for spread of prostate cancer

Researchers funded through Prostate Cancer Canada have uncovered the full set of mutations that can occur in prostate cancer. The Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) has published  findings from the world's most comprehensive genetic analysis of prostate cancer tumours in the journal Nature. Led by Drs. Robert Bristow of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Paul Boutros of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, the CPC-GENE team was able to create a new signature that predicts at an early stage whether a prostate cancer tumour will become aggressive or not, allowing for personalized treatment.

Through funding of approximately $20 million, research of this magnitude has been made possible through a partnership between PCC, the Movember Foundation, and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
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BRCA2 gene implicated in rare but lethal prostate cancer

Again thanks to the loyal support of PCC donors, Canadian scientists have discovered a link between an inherited mutation in the BRCA2 gene and a deadly form of prostate cancer. Funded by Prostate Cancer Canada and led by Dr. Robert Bristow of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, the findings were published in Nature Communications. Known more commonly for its role in breast and ovarian cancers, healthy BRCA2 genes protect against tumours by producing proteins that help repair damaged genes. Mutations in these genes, however, can result in gene damage that does not get repaired properly and leads to aggressive cancers.

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Expert Angle Webinars

February Webinars

Save the date for these upcoming webinars in February!

February 14th - Dr. Michael Cox: "Targeting ERG Translocations in Prostate Cancer"

February 28th - Dr. Timothy Walker: "Mindfulness and Prostate Cancer"

Learn More


Step Up Challenge

Calgary | Vancouver | Toronto

Canadian businesses will climb the tallest towers in Canada's biggest cities with the Step Up Challenge and help lead the fight against prostate cancer.

Calgary - February 12th
Vancouver - February 19th
Toronto - March 5th

Will your company STEP UP to the Challenge?
Climb 5,000 ft; Raise $5,000

Register in your city today!

Do It For Dads Walk Run

Are you ready for the 2017 Do It For Dads Walk Run? Show your support for the men in your life this Father’s Day at this Walk/Run. Our fun, family-friendly event is a wonderful tradition that raises awareness and funds for the most common cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them.

Join us on June 18th, 2017!

Register in your city today

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