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.
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  • 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.
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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.

Working to include Yukoners in APCaRI

APCaRI, represented by John Lewis and Catalina Vasquez, met with many Yukoners in Whitehorse recently to discuss the potential of including the North of 60 men in the registry and their samples in the biorepository. Sean Secord (photographed with John and Catalina), formerly with the Yukon Hospitals Foundation, talked with John on CBC Whitehorse radio about the challenges that Yukoners with cancer, and their families, have to manage and overcome to get testing and treatment. They are formidable; a recent article by Simkin et al., 2017 evaluated cancer mortality rates in the Yukon from 1999 to 2013 and found that they were elevated for prostate, female breast and lung, and colorectal cancers compared to both urban and rural populations in Canada South of the Yukon. The authors suggested that the high Yukon rates are, in part, due to the high percentage of Yukoners living in rural and very remote communities, making it necessary for patients to have to travel long distances for diagnoses and treatment. But even if the cancer patient lives in Whitehorse, (Yukon capital, population 25 085), cancer care options are limited due in part to a lack of oncologists and the specialized equipment needed.
John and Catalina met and had stimulating discussions with many people dedicated to improving cancer care in the North including the Yukon Ride for Dad organizers, representatives from the medical and laboratory communities and people living with cancer, and their families.
APCaRI is determined to find a way to include the Yukon men in the registry so that their valuable medical information and samples can be added to the prostate cancer research initiative and be an important part of improving prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

- Perrin Beatty