Volunteer Stories

"I volunteer at Prostate Cancer Canada because I love making a difference to the organization. It’s a very important cause that I am grateful to be a part of. My favourite thing about volunteering is being on reception which allows for me to meet new people. Also the staff at Prostate Cancer Canada are very dedicated to making a huge difference in men’s lives that are affected by prostate cancer." Effie

“I wanted to get some experience helping in an environment that champions cancer research before starting my Master’s program. The staff focused on finding me meaningful opportunities that helped prepare me for graduate work. My work is valued and I’m appreciated. I know so much more about prostate cancer which I can now share. ” Pam

“I have prostate cancer. I’m on a mission to create awareness so that other men don’t have to go through what I’m experiencing. At Prostate Cancer Canada I have had opportunities to share my story and impact other men directly. I’m doing something about this disease and it’s very gratifying.” Thad

“Our dad died from prostate cancer.  We wanted to give back and help fight this disease. So we raise money for research and volunteer for big events every year. We are doing it for our dad and all the other dads who might get prostate cancer in their lifetime.”  John and Rob


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PCC Spotlight
Honouring dad this Father’s Day the Canadian way: In plaid

TORONTO, ON – (May 8, 2018) – Plaid replaces business-casual on Friday, June 15 as hundreds of thousands of Canadians don the iconic Canadian attire all to honour dad and end prostate cancer.
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The Finger – A tried and true method to save lives

TORONTO, CANADA (May 8, 2018) – Every day, more and more methods to detect prostate cancer are being explored, but the tried and true methods of a digital rectal examination (DRE) – where a healthcare professional inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities, paired with a blood test known as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test – which you can get through your family doctor, are still the long-standing proven ways to save a life.
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Landmark study links tumour evolution to prostate cancer severity

Toronto (April 19, 2018) – Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately assessed by looking at how that tumour has evolved.
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