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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 November 8-11, 2021 for our first ever Virtual Event

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News

2021 PIP Small Research Grant Competition

As part of its commitment to patient engagement in cancer research, the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is releasing its inaugural funding opportunity as part of its Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP). Integrated with the biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) since 2017, PIP provides patient partners with an opportunity to learn about leading-edge science from Canada’s cancer researchers and trainees and to, likewise, offer the scientific community an ...

Registration for the 2021 Canadian Cancer Research Conference is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2021 Canadian Cancer Research Conference. This year, the sixth biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) will be a fully virtual, online experience taking place from November 8 to 11, 2021. The four half-day virtual event will bring together the Canadian cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum. The conference will be an ideal opportunity for researchers, trainees, clinicians, decision-makers and patients to hear the ...

New Leadership at TFRI

Effective August 1st, 2021, Dr. Jim Woodgett, PhD, FRSC, a senior scientist based at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) at Sinai Health will become the new President and Scientific Director of The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI). Dr. Woodgett is an internationally renowned biologist at the LTRI conducting research in cell signalling and transduction pathways in cancer, diabetes and neurological diseases and was Director of the Institute for 15 years. In addition, he is...

Recommendations for Cancer-related Health Services and Policy Research

CCRA has published a series of recommendations on cancer-related health services and policy research, which reflect consultations held during 2020-21 led by Dr. Terry Sullivan. We are indebted to the many experts who contributed their time and provided thoughtful input into this process! This foundational work was supported by the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, CIHR Institute of Cancer Research, Genome Canada, and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. The r...
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Investment in Cancer Survivorship Research