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APCaRI Fall Symposium 2015 “Knowledge, Action, Impact”

On October 23 and 24, 2015, APCaRI will celebrate its 5th research meeting at the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, Alberta.

More than 50 participants including clinicians, scientists, clinical research personnel, trainees, benefactors and representatives of PCa support groups will participate in this fun and enriching event.

The team will benefit from the insight and experience that will be shared by the 2 keynote speakers: William B Isaacs, Ph.D., Depts. of Urology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Is there a genetic basis for Prostate Cancer Progression?” and Nicole F. Steinmetz, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. “From pathogen to cure: engineering plant virus-based Nanotechnologies for imaging and therapy”

In addition, we will have 4 talks from senior scientists Drs. Frank Wuest (Dept Oncology, U of A), Len Luyt (Chemistry Department, U of A), Christopher Cairo (Depts. of Science & Chemistry, U of A), Andries Zijlstra (Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University) and John Lewis (Dept Oncology, U of A) and 14 short talks from trainees from different institutions in the province along with a poster session.

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Agenda APCaRI Fall Symposium 2015 “Knowledge, Action, Impact”

Generously supported by the Bird Dogs and the Alberta Cancer Foundation

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APCaRI Registry and Biorepository enrolls 1500th participant – 30% of our goal

We are pleased to announce that the Alberta Prostate Cancer Registry and Biorepository reached 30% of its accrual goal by enrolling participant 1,500! To date more than 100,000 biosamples are stored in the Canadian Research Biorepository along with comprehensive clinical data – all available for cutting edge research.

This was possible thanks to our wonderful team of clinical research personnel, clinicians and partners who have been working collaboratively to reach our goals!

If you are interested in accessing biospecimens or clinical information, let us know at catalina.vasquez@ualberta.ca

Samples available from participants with prostate cancer and age-matched men with negative biopsy
  • Serum (400uL/vial)
  • Plasma (400uL/vial)
  • Buffy Coat (~300uL/vial)
  • Red Blood Cells (400uL/vial)
  • Urine (400uL/vial)
  • Semen (~400uL/vial)
Clinical Information available
  • Demographic information and co-morbidities
  • Family history of prostate cancer
  • Pathology and diagnosis details
  • Clinical and pathological staging
  • Treatment history
  • Outcomes
  • Biospecimen collection, sample availability and processing details
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