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This section of the Foundation’s website is a resource area for journalists and anyone looking for background information on prostate cancer and Prostate Cancer Canada. This section also provides all press releases issued by the Foundation.

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For more information about Prostate Cancer Canada, or to arrange an interview with a urologist, prostate cancer survivor, or the Foundation’s President & CEO, please contact:

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Prostate Cancer Canada
416 441 2131 ext. 235

adam.miller@prostatecancer.ca
 

News Releases

Plaid for Dad participation skyrockets in third year

July 7, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - Launched for the first time in 2015, Prostate Cancer Canada's (PCC) Plaid for Dad campaign has further established itself as the way Canadians are choosing to give back on Father's Day weekend. Canadian workplaces and individuals once again wore Plaid for Dad on the 'Casual Friday' before Father's Day in support of the many families affected by the most common cancer in men, prostate cancer.

Canadians hit the pavement in support of dad

Toronto, Ontario -- June 19th, 2017 -- Canadians from all walks (and runs) of life joined Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) on Father's Day for the Do It for Dads Walk Run, a fun, family-friendly event in support of the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and their families.   Phil's Pals, led by Robyn Feldberg, show their team spirit at the Toronto Walk Run

Canadians from far and wide go Plaid for Dad

JUNE 16th, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - A growing Father's Day weekend tradition across Canada, Plaid for Dad has returned bigger and plaid-er this year to raise money for prostate cancer research. Today along, over 1000 workplaces, representing hundreds of thousands of individuals across Canada, are taking part in a wide variety of plaid-themed events to contribute to a nationwide fundraiser to help improve the way we detect, treat and support the one in seven Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and their families.

Canadians Encouraged to Wear Plaid for Dad before Father's Day

TORONTO, ON -- (May 17, 2017) -- Wednesday morning will mark the launch of Canada's third annual Plaid for Dad campaign in support of prostate cancer research.

Prostate Cancer Canada encouraged by growing political support for PSA test coverage in BC

Vancouver BC - April 11, 2017 - Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) applauds the first provincial party in BC to announce their commitment to cover the cost of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) tests for men when ordered by a physician. With the BC Liberals having made their intention official as part of the campaign platform today, PCC encourages the provincial NDP and Green parties to follow suit with their support of this important initiative.

Genetic Association with Aggressive Prostate Cancer Discovered

Press release courtesy of Sinai Health System March 16, 2017 (Toronto) –  A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified a genetic connection to the aggressive form of prostate cancer.  The study showed a threefold increase in the risk of aggressive prostate cancer for men with the genetic mutation.  The frequency of the gene variants varied from 6 to 14% of the population of men with prostate cancer.

Taking fundraising to new heights: Canadians climb 5,000 feet for prostate cancer research

Toronto, ON - March 9, 2017 - Over the course of the last few weeks, corporate teams located in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto raised more than $650,000 for prostate cancer research by competing in Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) 4th annual Step Up Challenge, presented by Scotiabank.

Prostate Cancer Canada's Rock the Road Raffle sells out for 5th consecutive year

March 1, 2017 – TORONTO, ON – For the fifth year and counting, Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) Rock the Road Raffle brought together Ontarians from all walks of life to both support an important cause and have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind dream car.    Photo Credit: The Official Canadian International AutoShow

Prostate Cancer Canada Partners with Screw Cancer™

TORONTO, ON - Starting today, you can screw cancer and give hope in your local community by purchasing the Screw Cancer™ screwdriver in support of Prostate Cancer Canada. The Screw Cancer™ campaign is partnering with Prostate Cancer Canada, as well as the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation (Toronto, ON), the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation (Hamilton, ON) , the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation (Sudbury, ON) and the Grand River Hospital Foundation (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON) to raise funds for research into improved diagnostics and treatments, as well as support services and resources at the community level. The campaign is designed to give you, the donor, the power to choose which local support organization your donation will support when you purchase a screwdriver to #screwcancer.  

Indy Cycling Challenge at Exhibition Place Announced to Support Prostate Cancer Canada

TORONTO (January 24, 2017) – Cycling enthusiasts have the opportunity to band together for a great cause while experiencing the Honda Indy Toronto like never before.  Teams composed of four riders each can register now to compete in the Indy Cycling Challenge held on July 13, 2017, on the 2.89km temporary race circuit at Exhibition Place.

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PCC Spotlight
Plaid for Dad participation skyrockets in third year

July 7, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - Launched for the first time in 2015, Prostate Cancer Canada's (PCC) Plaid for Dad campaign has further established itself as the way Canadians are choosing to give back on Father's Day weekend.
More

Canadians hit the pavement in support of dad

Toronto, Ontario -- June 19th, 2017 -- Canadians from all walks (and runs) of life joined Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) on Father's Day for the Do It for Dads Walk Run, a fun, family-friendly event in support of the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and their families.
More

Canadians from far and wide go Plaid for Dad

JUNE 16th, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - A growing Father's Day weekend tradition across Canada, Plaid for Dad has returned bigger and plaid-er this year to raise money for prostate cancer research.
More


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