Prostate Cancer Research

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IMRIC Lead Researcher: 
Partner Lead Researcher: 
Dr. Larry Goldenberg, Founder, the Men’s Health Initiative of the British Columbia (MHIBC), of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital
IMRIC Location: 
IMRIC, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Partner Location(s): 
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC

In 2008, Dr. Larry Goldenberg, founder of the MHIBC and Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, asked if IMRIC would collaborate on developing ways to effectively treat prostate cancer. These tumors grow at different rates and surgery is only performed at a later stage, but in cases of rapid growth, surgery may be too late.

MHIBC was teamed up with IMRIC's Dr. Itamar Simon, who worked with Prof. Howard Cedar in epigenetics. Together they are looking for the methylation biomarkers in prostate cancer cells and the controls that turn them on or off.

We hope that this IMRIC collaboration, a large-scale initiative aimed at improving men’s health and quality of life, will develop an effective, timely treatment for this deadly killer. 

Collaboration Partners

Mens Health Inniative of BC, UBC and VGH

In 2008, Dr. Larry Goldenberg, founder of the Men’s Health Initiative of British Columbia (MHIBC) and Director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre asked if IMRIC would collaborate on developing ways to effectively treat prostate cancer. These tumors grow at different rates and surgery is only performed at a later stage, but in cases of rapid growth, surgery may be too late.

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