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Torys Pedals for Prostate Cancer Canada

From L to R: Michael Pickersgill, Jonathan Weisz, Eileen McMahon, Rocco Rossi, and Denise Ramsden

Mutation in prostate tumours shown to change epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA

(TORONTO, Canada - Aug 7, 2017) -- Prostate cancer researchers have mapped the impact of an acquired mutation that alters epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA, in about 50% of patient tumour samples. The discovery also identifies a new opportunity for targeted therapy.

Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada team up to turn research into results

July 26, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - Continuing their longstanding tradition of partnering to fund high quality Canadian prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and The Movember Foundation today announced two new projects with very real potential to make a tangible difference in the lives of men living with aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Each set to receive $1.5 million over a 3 year period, the objective of the projects is to accelerate the transition of existing knowledge into clinical application:  

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.

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Mutation in prostate tumours shown to change epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA

(TORONTO, Canada - Aug 7, 2017) -- Prostate cancer researchers have mapped the impact of an acquired mutation that alters epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA, in about 50% of patient tumour samples.
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Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada team up to turn research into results

July 26, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - Continuing their longstanding tradition of partnering to fund high quality Canadian prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and The Movember Foundation today announced two new projects with very real potential to make a tangible difference in the lives of men living with aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
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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.
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