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Nanostics is an Official PlaidForDad Workplace!

Support PlaidForDad

Our workplace is participating in Plaid for Dad in support of Prostate Cancer Canada! Leading up to Father’s Day, let’s all wear plaid to work on Friday, June 14th to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer; all in the name of helping dads across Canada! Take a photo of your workplace colleagues dressed in Plaid on June 14th and send it to me (Perrin at pbeatty@ualberta.ca) and I will post it on the APCaRI blog!

Please make a donation and get involved. You can make a secure online donation now on our workplace campaign webpage using your credit card. Click here to go to the Team Nanostics donation page.

Also, take a couple of minutes to check out www.plaidfordad.ca, Hill Street Beverage Company, IndoChino, and Head/Penn (SportChek) if you like non-alcoholic beer, suits or tennis, respectively. These businesses will donate to PlaidForDad with the purchase of certain products!

Thanks – I’m looking forward to seeing you all in plaid on June 14th!

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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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