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.
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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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Tracking the Investment in Cancer Research: 2005 to 2019

Today, the CCRA released its latest report on the investment in cancer research from 2005 to 2019. A grand total of $7.4 billion was invested during this 15-year period. The fluctuating investment in major infrastructure drove peaks and valleys in the overall investment trend. Cancer researchers, however, retained their competitiveness. In recent years, Canada lost ground in terms of its cancer research investment when compared with the U.K. and the U.S. This report has an accompanying Excel ...

Pre-Announcement for “Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) Implementation Science Teams”

From the CIHR IHSPR, the aim of this funding opportunity is to improve our understanding of how to implement, evaluate, adapt, and/or spread/scale evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions that encompass intersectoral collaborations within and/or beyond the formal health care delivery system. There will be 12 Implementation Science Teams grants available; each grant is $400,000 per year for up to 5 years. An information webinar is scheduled for July 13th, 2022 (MS Teams fro...

New Funding Opportunity from CIHR IHSPR

The Policy Research for Health System Transformation program will support 24 one-year grants ($150,000 each) that generate evidence to inform macro-level policies and support high-performing health care and public health systems in Canada. The application deadline is October 4th, 2022. For more information, please refer to the full funding opportunity on ResearchNet.

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...
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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