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.
Investment Report
Our annual report focuses on investments in cancer research and our special topics reports focus on investments in key areas.
Easily access and customize data, like funder profiles, from our investment report, or visualize data for 2005 to 2016 about areas like translational research and cancer survivorship.

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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CCRC 2021 Pre-Conference Survey

We want to hear from you on how to make this year’s Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) a meaningful and unique experience! To ensure the success of our first-ever virtual conference this November, we are asking all those who are interested in attending to take 3-5 minutes to complete a short survey sharing your interests and feedback. The results of this survey will be used to inform the format, delivery, and scientific content of the conference to make the event as valuable, engag...

CCRC 2021 is Going Virtual!

This November, the sixth biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be moved to a fully virtual, online experience in efforts to keep our researchers, trainees, patient advocates, families, and communities as safe and healthy as possible through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to continue the tradition of bringing together the cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum, taking full advantage of the virtual setting to create opportunities to lea...

Refreshed CCRA Board

Effective January 1st, 2021, CCRA welcomes new Board chair, Dr. Paula Robson. Paula is the Scientific Director of the Cancer Strategic Clinical Network, and Scientific Director and co-lead of Cancer Research & Analytics for Cancer Care Alberta in Alberta Health Services. In her current role with Cancer Care Alberta, she co-leads a large and diverse research portfolio as well as expert data teams. Prior to her current position, she was the Principal Investigator for Alberta’s Tomorrow Proj...

Innovating Against Cancer

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is working with partners across Canada to accelerate and introduce programs that will restore and sustain cancer care. Learn more.
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Tools & Reports

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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