The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is an alliance of organizations that collectively fund most of the cancer research conducted in Canada – research that will lead to:
- better ways to prevent cancer
- diagnose cancer
- treat cancer and
- improve patient and survivor outcomes.
Members include federal research funding programs/agencies, provincial research agencies, provincial cancer care agencies, cancer charities, and other voluntary associations.
We are motivated by the belief that, through effective collaboration, Canadian cancer research funding organizations can maximize their collective impact on cancer control and accelerate discovery for the ultimate benefit of Canadians affected by cancer.
Our Executive Office is supported by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. For more information on the Partnership’s role, click here.
The CCRA is not a registered charity and cannot accept donations. If you wish to donate to a charity that funds cancer research, please check our Members page.
- has been publishing reports on the annual investment in cancer research in Canada since 2007 (to access, click here)
- also publishes research investment reports on childhood and adolescent cancers, cancer risk and prevention, early translation, survivorship, and palliative and end-of-life care (to access, click here)
- has developed two pan-Canadian cancer research strategies, which identify key priorities for cancer research funding collaboration (to access, click here)
- has produced specific research frameworks for prevention, survivorship, and palliative and end-of-life care, as well as a report on the state of cancer clinical trials in Canada (to access, click here)
- CCRA’s publications have been cited in more than 50 scientific papers (for a listing of these papers, click here)
- has convened three scientific conferences, with the fourth scheduled for November 2017 in Vancouver (for more information, click here)
- recognizes, on a biennial basis, the accomplishments of key leaders in cancer research (for more information, click here).