Canada has over 60 Prostate Cancer Support Groups that meet once a month. This Richmond group in British Columbia is founded in 2013 by volunteers and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 Multipurpose Room 1 (1033)). 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.

No registration is required and all ages are welcome. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.3 drop-in fee at the front desk when arriving for each session.

If you want to chat one on one with a survivor, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 5-10 km on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-11 am, along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre during the rainy 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 donations online, please go to 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到

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You are advised to seek professional services from licensed physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and health care professionals, if and when necessary.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Dr Richard Wassersug's personal experience with Prostate Cancer & ADT

Recently Dr Richard Wassersug, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia,  presented the ADT Treatment at Richmond PCa Support Group and shared his personal experience with Prostate Cancer & ADT at Vancouver PCa Support Group. 

A Zoom meeting in Chilliwack will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 7:00 pm (Vancouver time). His speech is about the psychological effects of androgen and estrogen on males. Also, his personal experience with Prostate Cancer & ADT.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 818 6481 1644, Passcode: 320378

Sunday, January 8, 2023

22nd Annual Pacific NW Prostate Cancer Conference

Thursday, December 29, 2022

一月至二月實體講座與Zoom網上視像會議同時舉行 In-person & Zoom Meeting Jan-Feb 2023



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2月9日(星期四)中醫藥與前列腺 (黄健儀中醫師 /國健康講座 中文投影片)  

時間: 晚上6:30-8:30
地點: 列治文明納長者中心1033室 (Minoru Seniors Centre, 7191 Granville Ave., Richmond))
查詢: 604-836-6423

此乃列治文明納長者中心活動之一,持有 Richmond Facility Pass 者免費參加實體講座 

Richmond Prostate Cancer Support Group has monthly in-person and Zoom meetings on the second Thursday of January and February 2023. from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm:

January 12, 2023: Prostate Diseases & Treatment
Cantonese/Mandarin discussion with Chinese PowerPoint slideshow

February 9, 2023: Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) & Prostate
Cantonese/Mandarin presentation by Dr Jenny Huang RDTCM with Chinese PowerPoint slideshow

In-person meeting place at Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living, 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 (Multipurpose Room 1/1033) Free admission for the holders of Richmond Seniors Facility Pass.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

問卷調查研究 - 華語為母語的人士在加拿大面對癌症期間如何得到心理上的支援 Survey study to investigate the use of psychosocial services by Chinese-speaking individuals during their cancer journeys





我是林芷瑩 Erica Lam一位就讀於卡加里大學 (University of Calgary) 的心理系學生本人正在進行一項問卷調查研究,希望了解華語母語的人士在加拿大面對癌症期間如何得到心理上的支援。




  1. 你是一位以華語為母語的癌症患者 / 康復者  他們的直系家屬
  2. 你已年滿18 歲或以上



完成問卷後,你會獲得一張價值 $10  Tim Hortons 禮品卡 






如有任何查詢,可透過 (郵件 微信 eltyma18林芷瑩 Erica Lam查詢。



My name is Erica Lam, a student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. I am conducting a survey study to investigate the use of psychosocial services by Chinese-speaking individuals during their cancer journeys.


We are inviting the following individuals to fill out the 8- to 10-minute survey:


  1. You are a patient/survivor whose mother tongue is Chinese OR their direct family member
  2. Are 18 years of age or older

You can ask someone to help you input information into the survey if needed.


After completing the survey, you will receive $10 Tim Hortons gift card.


Link to the survey:


Attached you will find a flyer about the study.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erica Lam directly at or via WeChat at eltyma18. Thank you for your attention. 

Yours sincerely,

Erica Lam

Friday, November 4, 2022

Research studies and surveys | October 2022

 Research studies and surveys | October 2022 

These studies are shared within the support group newsletter, Your Monthly Debrief.


  1. Survey on patient perspectives on Active Surveillance  -  

    1. Investigators: AnCan Virtual Active Surveillance Support Group, Active Surveillance Patients International, Prostate Cancer Support Canada, and The Active Surveillor Newsletter 

    2. Eligibility:  

      1. Must have been diagnosed with prostate cancer 

    3. Purpose: to inform professional medical bodies and key influencers about our PATIENT views on the Active Surveillance treatment protocol 


  1. Journey mapping radiation therapy in older adults with cancer through patient-reported outcomes 

    1. Principle investigator: Dr. Jae-Yung Kwon at the University of Victoria 

    1. Eligibility:  

      1. must be a resident of BC 

      2. over 65 y/o 

      3. have received radiation therapy as a cancer treatment 

    2. Purpose: to help create “journey maps” (visualizations of patients’ stories and healthcare service encounters over time) which will be used to help inform the development of resources for clinicians 

    1. Incentive: $50 gift card 


  1. COMPASS Study – Sexual quality-of-life questionnaire 

    1. Principle Investigator: Dr. Bernard Lee, UBC and BC Cancer  

    2. Eligibility:  

      1. 40-75 y/o 

      2. previous sexual experience with men 

      3. diagnosis of prostate cancer 

      4. currently on active surveillance, or previously treated with surgery, external beam radiation, or brachytherapy, with/without hormone therapy 

    1. Purpose: to improve prostate cancer treatment outcomes for other queer men   

    1. Incentive: 1 in 5 chance of winning a $100 USD gift card 


  1. Managing your fear of cancer recurrence: A research study for Canadian family caregivers 

    1. Principle Investigator: Dr. Sophie Lebel and Dr. Rinat Nissim (U Ottawa, UHN) 

    2. Eligibility: 

      1. Canadian women (18 y/o+) 

      2. Provide unpaid support to an adult loved one (recently diagnosed with cancer, finished treatment and has not experienced recurrence) 

      3. Worry that their loved one’s cacer may come back 

      4. Willing to participate in online support group meetings with other women caregivers 

    3. Purpose: to explore fear of cancer recurrence 


  1. Cardiovascular and lifestyle risks in prostate cancer patients. 

    1. Principle Investigator: Dr. Margot Davis, UBC and VCH Research Institute 

    2. Eligibility: 

      1. male aged 45+ with prostate cancer that was: 

      2. diagnosed within the past year 

      3. treated with ADT for the first time in the past 6 months 

      4. will be treated with ADT for the first time within one month 

    1. Purpose: To identify factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease in men with prostate cancer 


  1. iSTRIDE – A Distance-based, Randomized Controlled Trial for Reducing Sedentary Behavior among Prostate Cancer Survivors 

    1. Principle Investigator: Dr. Linda Trinh, Univeristy of Toronto 

    2. Eligibility: 

      1. men diagnosed with prostate cancer 

      1. 18+ y/o 

      2. engaging in less than 150 minutes of physical activity a week 

      3. not receiving radiation therapy 

    1. Purpose: to develop an easy-to-use accessible, distance-based program to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity  in the hope of reducing side effects and improving quality of life for men with prostate cancer 

    2. Incentive: $60 for participating in the entire study 


  1. Investigating the impact of social supports, anxiety, depression, and coping on quality of life  in individuals with hereditary cancer conditions 

    1. Principle Investigator: Diana Cooke, NUI Galway, Irish Cancer Society 

    2. Eligibility: 

      1. Have a confirmed hereditary cancer 

    1. Purpose: To determine how social support, anxiety, depression, and coping may impact quality of life 


  1. EXCEL: The EXercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well (EXCEL) Study 

    1. Principle InvestigatorDr. Nicole Culos-Reed, University of Calgary 

    2. Eligibility: 

      1. Undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment 

      2. Rural or remote patients preferred 

    1. Purposeto implement exercise programs that allow rural and remote cancer patients to benefit from exercise as a self-management strategy to improve overall physical activity levels, health, and quality of life 


  1. As always, active prostate cancer clinical trials in Canada may be found here 

    1. Use the filters on the lefthand side of the page to further filter your results by province, age, study type, etc.