Get Involved

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with APCaRI. Join our team, support events in your community or donate to this important initiative.

  • Careers & Training

    APCaRI members are working on the many problems associated with prostate cancer. We need bold, innovative and curious people to be engaged and to focus their energies to solve these problems. We offer a variety of careers and training programs from volunteer to principal investigator to collaborator.
    View all current opportunities
  • Events

    APCaRI members are not just a group of stuffy scientists working in a laboratory. We take great pride being a part of community and fundraising events that help raise awareness about prostate cancer. From the Underwear Affair to the Motorcycle Ride for Dad to Movember Events, APCaRI members are there to talk with and ask questions.
    Upcoming events
  • Donate

    To make this all work, we need research dollars. Your kind donations help APCaRI to identify and test new biomarkers of prostate cancer, design and validate a new fluid biopsy test for prostate cancer diagnosis, purchase research tools and help train the next generation of scientists to carry forward the research ideas of today.
    Donate now

Other ways to help?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. Here are more ways to help change those statistics.

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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