Cancer has now become the most common cause of death. While not the biggest killer of men, the most common potentially lethal cancer to afflict males is cancer of the prostate, accounting for over 20% of all cancers in this group. In fact, 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer some time in their lifetime. The presentation will deal with prevalence of prostate cancer, possible genetic and other links as causes of this cancer, what you can do to protect yourself from this disease, how it is diagnosed (PSA and other diagnostic measures), how it is initially treated, and what are some of the new treatments and diagnostic tests being developed here in Vancouver to deal with advanced disease. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions during and after the presentation.
Professor Paul Rennie is one of the co-founders (in 1998) and Director of Laboratory Research at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and also a Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences, UBC. The Vancouver Prostate Centre is one of the world's largest research institutes focused exclusively on urological cancers. He was formerly a Senior Scientist and Research Director at the BC Cancer Agency. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science (FCAHS).
Paul Rennie's laboratory has had a long history of studying androgen hormone regulation of prostate cancer and has contributed much of the experimental groundwork for the development of widely used, cost-efficient treatments for advanced prostate cancer and for providing the mechanistic basis for many treatment protocols. Recently, UBC licensed one of his patents to a large pharmaceutical company in the richest intellectual property deal in the university's history. He is currently an inventor on 51 UBC patent applications covering 8 different prostate cancer related inventions. His overall goal remains to find new treatments to extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer.
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November 07, 2017 at 7:00pm
Hillcrest Community Centre - Room 328 - (4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC)