A physician who has dedicated his career – and his considerable skills – to improving the quality of life for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Dr. Charles Ludgate‘s innovative treatments and committed care have made a huge difference to patients on Vancouver Island.
Dr. Ludgate has devoted his professional life to providing the best possible care for men with life-threatening prostate cancer and their families. A radiation oncologist, he has advocated successfully for regional treatment facilities, created community-based support services, developed and led educational programs and support groups, pursued research and initiated innovative treatments.
Dr. Ludgate’s treatment results for high risk, early stage, aggressive prostate cancer are the best in Canada.
He co-founded the Prostate Centre in Victoria, Canada’s first non-profit, community-based prostate centre. The centre uses volunteers – retired physicians and nurses, and prostate cancer survivors – to provide free individual consultation to men in our community. The centre also focuses on research toward a cure for prostate cancer.
Dr. Ludgate was an encouraging and supportive founding member of the Vancouver Island Prostate Cancer Research Foundation, which sponsors the Victoria Prostate Support Association. He regularly attended this self-help group’s evening meetings, providing ongoing support and information.