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.

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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Movember Canada’s Prostate Cancer Health Equity Initiative

Movember Canada’s Prostate Cancer Health Equity Initiative aims to fund projects that build or strengthen the evidence base of promising approaches that contribute to health equity, promoting the inclusion and improved outcomes of marginalised and traditionally underrepresented populations of men at risk of or diagnosed and living with prostate cancer. Deadline for Expressions of Interest: November 16, 2023. This represents an overall commitment of $2.1M, with grants of up to $500,000 (over 3...

National Survey on AYA Research Priorities

The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is bringing together patients, caregivers, and clinicians to establish the top 10 research priorities for AYA cancer in Canada. The first stage of this process is a national survey. In this survey, responses are being collected from the AYA cancer community about what they would like to see answered by research. The AYA cancer community includes: people who received a diagnosis of cancer as an AYA (i.e., between ag...

New CIHR Funding Opportunity: Strengthening the Health Workforce for System Transformation

Strengthening the Health Workforce for System Transformation Implementation Science Team Grants Aim: To inform the implementation, evaluation and/or spread/scale (share) of an evidence-informed workforce solution(s) that addresses system level challenges (e.g., system organization, governance, accountability, remuneration, capacity building) that align with one or more of the themes identified in the CAHS Assessment on Health Human Resources to advance the Quadruple Aim and health equity. ...

Abstract submission for the 2023 CCRC extended until June 12, 2023!

We received feedback that individuals require additional time and therefore we have extended the submission deadline to 11:59 PM EDT June 12th. Abstracts can be submitted in either English or French and will appear in the language of submission. Posters may be prepared and presented in the presenter’s language of choice. We are encouraging submissions from all researchers working in all areas of cancer research, including health services, biomedical, clinical, social, environmental, and popul...
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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