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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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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 at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, NS from November 12-14, 2023.

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CCS Research Training Awards

Several CCRA members are partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society on the new CCS Training Awards funding opportunity. The purpose of this funding program is to support growth and innovation in the next generation of diverse cancer researchers across Canada at the Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels while fostering long term connections with Canada’s cancer research ecosystem through a combination of exposures to other disciplines, knowledge translation, engagement, and mentorship op...

Opportunity to Join a Steering Committee on Research Priorities for AYAs

AYA Can has partnered with Drs. Perri Tutelman and Fiona Schulte at the University of Calgary to run a James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership. The priority setting partnership will bring together Canadian patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers to establish the top research priorities for adolescents and young adults facing cancer. The top research priorities will guide future research in Canada. If you are interested in applying to join the Steering Committee for th...

Are you a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver who is interested in learning more about cancer research?

CCRA's Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (known as PIP) will be offered this year in a hybrid format. PIP is interwoven into the Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) and provides participants with an opportunity to learn about leading edge science and network with cancer researchers and trainees. You will be paired with a science partner who will be available to address questions and help you get the most out of the research presented at the conference. Best of all, you wil...

Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Research Community

The CCRA Awards, initiated in 2011, recognize and celebrate, on a biennial basis, individuals who have had a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. We are seeking nominees for our four award categories: outstanding research, distinguished service, exceptional leadership in cancer research, and exceptional leadership in patient involvement (see The 2023 nomination form is here (2023 CCRA Awards Nomination Form) and contai...
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Childhood and Adolescent Cancers: Research Investment
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Investment in Cancer Survivorship Research