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We’re an alliance of organizations that work strategically to co-ordinate and collaborate on most of the cancer research conducted in Canada. Together, we support cancer research that uncovers factors which may cause cancer, and discovers more—and better—treatments to improve patient and survivor outcomes.
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Canadian Cancer Research Conference

The Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) provides the opportunity to hear about the latest developments across the spectrum of cancer research and network with other disciplines.

Join us at the CCRC 2025, in Calgary, AB from November 2-4, 2025.

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Save the Date!

The 8th biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) is scheduled for November 2–4, 2025 at the Telus Convention Centre & Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. We hope to see you there!

New CCRA Board Leadership

Effective January 1st, 2024, CCRA welcomes new CCRA Board chair, Dr. Dajan O’Donnell. Dajan is the Director of Scientific Affairs and Partnerships at the Cancer Research Society (CRS) and has worked to increase strategic partnerships and develop new funding programs, broadening both the scope and geographic reach of cancer research historically supported by CRS. Dajan is a seasoned professional with recent experience at Exactis Innovation and a long tenure in the pharmaceutical industry. He h...

New Patient/Family Representative on the CCRA Board

Effective January 1st, 2024, CCRA welcomes Dr. Rosilene Kraft as the incoming patient/family representative on the CCRA Board. Most recently, Rosilene served on the 2023 PIP Working Committee and was cross-appointed to the conference Scientific Program Committee. She co-chaired the plenary, “AI Across the Research Spectrum.” Professionally, she has an MBA, and MSc and PhD in computational mechanics, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship to further her research in engineering. Rosilene was d...

Winner of the 2023 PIP Grant Competition

Participants and supporters of the 2023 PIP are pleased to announce that Dr. Nawal Amhis is the winner of the 2023 PIP grant competition, a one-year grant of $15,000, for her project, “Remodeling of the pancreatic tumour microenvironment with oncolytic virotherapy.” Dr. Amhis is a medical resident in general surgery who is completing a master's degree in immunology with Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai at the Université de Sherbrooke. She will collect patient tumour samples and develop a pancreatic organoid m...
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