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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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.

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Accelerating the Commercialization of Cancer Research Results

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) have launched a new world-class accelerator program for entrepreneurs and researchers developing innovations to improve the cancer experience globally and throughout the cancer care continuum. This program will educate, coach, finance and inspire seed-stage oncology-focused companies by pairing them with mentors, industry leaders and subject matter experts. Over 9 months and 5 sessions, accepted startups will be supporte...

CCRA congratulates Canadian researchers on receiving prestigious awards

The CCRA extends its congratulations to members of the Canadian cancer research community for receiving several distinguished awards for biomedical research and scientific excellence in recent days, including: John E. Dick, PhD, FRS, FRsC, FAACR, recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award 2022 and the AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blood Cancer Research. John E. Dick is Senior Scientist and Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, ...

Final report of the 2021 CCRC now available

The 2021 Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) was the sixth CCRC organized by the CCRA. CCRC 2021 was originally planned as an in-person conference to take place in Halifax, however, like many events and meetings, the conference was pivoted to a fully virtual, online experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was held over four half-days, from November 8-11, 2021, and scheduled to accommodate the multiple time zones across Canada. The report describes the achievements and challenges...

Opportunity: Chair in Breast Cancer Research and Medical Director, Henrietta Banting Breast Centre at Women’s College Hospital

Women’s College Hospital Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital, the Department of Surgery at Women’s College Hospital and the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto are seeking a visionary surgical leader and researcher to take on the exciting dual role of Chair in Breast Cancer Research and Medical Director, Henrietta Banting Breast Centre at Women’s College Hospital. The effective date of this appointment is flexible, tentatively aiming for July 1, 2022. The Chair in Breast C...
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