Partners

Our International Network of Partners

Meeting our ambitious goals will not be possible without the committed engagement of our many partners across Alberta, Canada and the World. We are extremely grateful.

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Medical Institutions

Prostate Cancer Centre (Calgary)

Northern Alberta Urology Centre (Edmonton)

Alberta Health Services (Alberta)

Vancouver Prostate Cancer Centre (Vancouver)

The Prostate Centre at The Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto)

CHUM Groupe de soutien du cancer de la prostate (Montreal)

London Regional Cancer Program (London, ON)

Technology Platforms

Malvern (UK)

APOGEE (UK)

Nanosight

BGI Genomics (China)

Precision Nanosystems (BC)

Universities

University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

University of Calgary (Calgary, AB)

Western University (London, ON)

Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Fraunhofer ITEM-R (Regensburg, Germany)

Biorepositories

Alberta Cancer Research Biobank (Calgary, Edmonton)

Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource (Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide)

OICR Tumour Bank (Ontario)

Tomorrow Project 

UHN GU BioBank

Canadian Biosample Repository

Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network

Financial Resources

Alberta Cancer Foundation (Alberta)

Movember Foundation (Australia, Canada)

Terry Fox Research Institute (Canada)

Motorcycle Ride for Dad (Canada)

Prostate Cancer Canada

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions – Collaborative Research and Innovation opportunities

Alberta Lymphedema Network (Edmonton, Alberta)

University Hospital Foundation – J & J Partnership

Support Groups

Prostate Cancer Canada Network (Canada)

Prostate Cancer Canada Network (Calgary)

Prostate Cancer Canada Network (Edmonton)

Our First Participant!

Thanks to the participation from men with suspected prostate cancer and men diagnosed with prostate cancer, we will be able to measure if our “tests” can reveal the true nature of prostate cancer and if the tests or biomarkers can diagnose prostate cancer and tell us what cancers are more aggressive.

As part of the Alberta Prostate Registry and Biorepository, patients will be entered into our study, in which blood and other samples are collected over time and their health outcomes are recorded over many years. Patients will follow standard medical advice and care through their doctors. Our team collect biospecimens and information related to general health and cancer behavior over time.

Rather than being frightened by the word ‘cancer’, we want to learn how to predict serious and morbid prostate cancer complications well before they happen, so that we can weigh carefully the pros and cons of available treatments.

In the process, we expect to identify new and important advantage points for better therapies to be developed. The word “cancer” may be scary, but what is truly scary is unawareness.

“It makes me very happy to be able to contribute to find better ways to diagnose prostate cancer.”

- Mr. Garcia