The Prostate

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The prostate is part of the urinary and reproductive systems in the male human body. It is a small, male gland that is located in front of the rectum, slightly below the bladder. The prostate gland has two functions:

  • Since it surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body, its muscle fibres gently squeeze the urethra, helping control the flow of urine.
  • The gland produces and stores a component of semen, called prostatic fluid, which is secreted as sperm are transported through the urethra. The purpose of prostatic fluid is to provide nutrients to sperm and aid in the sperm delivery process.

For more information about the prostate, visit the Prostate Cancer Canada website or the Prostate Cancer Centre Calgary website.

Exemplar Prostate Cancer Research from our team makes it to the Ministry of Health

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions – Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities – Cancer highlights research performed at the John Lewis’ laboratory as a perfect example of research impact!

This impact brief  summarizes team accomplishments from 2013 – 2015 and that will be presented to the Ministry of Health.

- John Lewis

Our International Network of Partners

Meeting these ambitious goals will not be possible without the committed engagement of our many partners across Alberta, Canada and the World. Learn more about our Partners.