The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

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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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Our members maximize their collective impact to support research that benefits all people in Canada affected by cancer.
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Our annual report focuses on investments in cancer research and our special topics reports focus on investments in key areas.
Patient Involvement
CCRA members value the participation and engagement of patients in all stages and phases of cancer research.

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 hybrid CCRC 2023, happening virtually and in Halifax, NS from November 12-14, 2023.

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New Scientific Director for CIHR’s Institute of Cancer Research

Dr. Fei-Fei Liu was named Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) effective September 1, 2022. Dr. Liu has worked for more than three decades as a Clinician Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where she is also the Chief of the Radiation Medicine Program and Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr Liu’s research focuses on investigating and developing novel molecular therapeutic strategies that can be delivered in conjunction with radiation ther...

Article Published on PIP Grant Adjudication

Today in the Journal of Patient Experience, an article on the 2021 inaugural PIP grant adjudication was published by the 2021 PIP Working Group. Thanks to our PIP supporters! Access the article. Watch a brief video on the PIP Grant (on YouTube). 

Updates to the CIHR Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation

In rapid response to the unfolding health human resources (HHR) crisis, CIHR and Health Canada will support up to 17 policy research projects relevant to any of four HHR themes aiming to advance evidence-informed policy options, solutions and strategies to address the current health workforce crisis and advance any/all of the Quadruple Aim goals and health equity. For more details, please see the full funding opportunity here. The application deadline is October 4, 2022.

Learn what CanPath has to offer researchers

Are you conducting cancer, chronic disease or COVID-19 research? The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health, CanPath, is Canada’s largest population health study. CanPath recently released their latest video, Learn What CanPath Has to Offer Researchers! This video highlights the comprehensive health data available for researchers, including 2,800 variables and biosamples (e.g., imaging data, detailed blood biochemistry, genotyping results). We invite researchers and trainees to learn a...
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Annual Snapshot
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Childhood and Adolescent Cancers: Research Investment
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Investment in Cancer Survivorship Research