Canada’s Drug Agency (CDA-AMC)

In December 2023, it was announced that Canada’s Drug Agency would be built from CADTH. The work of the drug agency expands on CADTH’s existing mandate and functions — which spans drugs, medical devices, and clinical interventions — and includes n... Read More »

The 3CTN EDI Framework and Toolkit is Launched

The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) and its collaborative partners are thrilled to announce the launch of an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Framework and companion Toolkit designed to support the Canadian research community ... Read More »

CIHR Recruiting for IABs

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is recruiting members to join one of its 13 Institute Advisory Boards (IABs). New members will be invited to serve a first term of three years beginning on January 1, 2025. Members from all communi... Read More »

Save the Date!

The 8th biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) is scheduled for November 2–4, 2025 at the Telus Convention Centre & Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. We hope to see you there! Read More »

New CCRA Advisory Board Leadership

Effective January 1st, 2024, CCRA welcomes new CCRA Advisory Board chair, Dr. Dajan O’Donnell. Dajan is the Director of Scientific Affairs and Partnerships at the Cancer Research Society (CRS) and has worked to increase strategic partnerships and ... Read More »

New Patient/Family Representative on the CCRA Advisory Board

Effective January 1st, 2024, CCRA welcomes Dr. Rosilene Kraft as the incoming patient/family representative on the CCRA Advisory Board. Most recently, Rosilene served on the 2023 PIP Working Committee and was cross-appointed to the conference Scie... Read More »

Winner of the 2023 PIP Grant Competition

Participants and supporters of the 2023 PIP are pleased to announce that Dr. Nawal Amhis is the winner of the 2023 PIP grant competition, a one-year grant of $15,000, for her project, “Remodeling of the pancreatic tumour microenvironment with onco... Read More »

Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Research Community

The CCRA Awards, initiated in 2011, recognize and celebrate on a biennial basis the outstanding contributions of individuals who have had a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. We are pleased to announce the five... Read More »

New Members Join the Alliance

The CCRA is pleased to announce the addition of two new member organizations: Bladder Cancer Canada and Myeloma Canada, and we welcome new representatives: Michelle Colero, Executive Director, Bladder Cancer Canada and Martine Elias, Executive Dir... Read More »

Community Event in Halifax on November 11

Did you know that the CCRA is offering a free, all-ages cancer awareness event to people in the Halifax and surrounding communities on the afternoon of November 11 at the Halifax Convention Centre? Featuring exhibits from many organizations, this ... Read More »

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... Read More »

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 nat... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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. P... Read More »

The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) wants to hear from you!

Under the leadership of its new Scientific Director, Dr. Angela Kaida, IGH is embarking on a Listening Tour and national planning process to inform its research investments and co-create a new strategic plan to guide its work. How can research exc... Read More »

The Terry Fox Research Institute Announces the Launch of its Cancer Research Programs for 2024

The Terry Fox Research Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its cancer research programs for 2024 funded by the Terry Fox Foundation. Please check the Institute’s website for further details. These programs are open for application by an... Read More »

Abstract Submission Now Open!

Abstract submission for the 2023 Canadian Cancer Research Conference is now open. Submissions from the entire spectrum of cancer research topics are welcome. Abstract submission deadline: Friday, June 9, 2023. For more information, go to https://w... Read More »

2023 PIP Research Grant Competition for Postdoctoral Fellows

As part of its commitment to patient engagement in cancer research, the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is releasing its second funding opportunity as part of its Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP). Integrated with the b... Read More »

CCS Research Training Awards

Several CCRA members are partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society on the new CCS Training Awards funding opportunity. The purpose of this funding program is to support growth and innovation in the next generation of diverse cancer researchers a... Read More »

Opportunity to Join a Steering Committee on Research Priorities for AYAs

AYA Can has partnered with Drs. Perri Tutelman and Fiona Schulte at the University of Calgary to run a James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership. The priority setting partnership will bring together Canadian patients, caregivers, clin... Read More »

Are you a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver who is interested in learning more about cancer research?

CCRA's Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (known as PIP) will be offered this year in a hybrid format. PIP is interwoven into the Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) and provides participants with an opportunity to learn about l... Read More »

Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Cancer Research Community

The CCRA Awards, initiated in 2011, recognize and celebrate, on a biennial basis, individuals who have had a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. We are seeking nominees for our four award categories: outstanding... Read More »

New Scientific Director for CIHR’s Institute of Cancer Research

Dr. Fei-Fei Liu was named Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) effective September 1, 2022. Dr. Liu has worked for more than three decades as a Clinician Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where she is al... Read More »

Article Published on PIP Grant Adjudication

Today in the Journal of Patient Experience, an article on the 2021 inaugural PIP grant adjudication was published by the 2021 PIP Working Group. Thanks to our PIP supporters! Access the article. Watch a brief video on the PIP Grant (on YouTu... Read More »

Updates to the CIHR Catalyst Grant: Policy Research for Health System Transformation

In rapid response to the unfolding health human resources (HHR) crisis, CIHR and Health Canada will support up to 17 policy research projects relevant to any of four HHR themes aiming to advance evidence-informed policy options, solutions and stra... Read More »

Learn what CanPath has to offer researchers

Are you conducting cancer, chronic disease or COVID-19 research? The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health, CanPath, is Canada’s largest population health study. CanPath recently released their latest video, Learn What CanPath Has to Offer... Read More »

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... Read More »

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 collaborat... Read More »

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 app... Read More »

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 canc... Read More »

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, FA... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 t... Read More »

Winner of the 2021 PIP Small Grant Competition

Participants and supporters of the 2021 PIP are pleased to announce that Dr. Stéphanie Bernard, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy, is the winner of the inaugural PIP Small Grant ... Read More »

CIHR Operating Grant: Addressing the Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19

Launched in early September, this funding opportunity seeks research proposals to address the gaps in knowledge about the wider impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on the health and health care of people in Canada. Suspension/interruptio... Read More »

Are You the Next Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Cancer Research?

As you know, the CIHR-ICR funds cancer research in Canada based on internationally accepted standards of excellence with the goal of reducing the burden of cancer on individuals and is dedicated to creating and maintaining a robust cancer research... Read More »

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 th... Read More »

Elisabeth Baugh, Ovarian Cancer Champion, to Retire

CCRA members congratulate Elisabeth Baugh on her pending retirement as CEO of Ovarian Cancer Canada. Elisabeth has been at the helm of the organization since its founding. Under Elisabeth’s leadership, Ovarian Cancer Canada has grown its national ... Read More »

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 ha... Read More »

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)... Read More »

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 pro... Read More »

Are you a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver who is interested in learning more about cancer research?

CCRA’s Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (known as PIP) will be offered virtually in the fall of 2021. This program is designed for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers with an interest in learning more about cancer research and... Read More »

Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Research

The Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University is pleased to invite applications for the QEII Foundation Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Research. The successful candidate for the Chair position will engage in palliative care research, as well a... Read More »

Clinical Research Fellow Opportunity

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre's Gynecology Medical Oncology team is accepting applications for the position of Clinical Research Fellow in the Bras Drug Development Program under the supervision of Dr. Amit Oza. The Bras Family New Drug Deve... Read More »

Elizabeth Eisenhauer, the 2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award Winner

Members of the CCRA extend their congratulations to Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer, OC, MD, FRCPC, FRSC who was recently announced as the recipient of the 2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award given to Canadian health researchers in acknowledgement of the... Read More »

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 interes... Read More »

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 th... Read More »

Refreshed CCRA Advisory Board

Effective January 1st, 2021, CCRA welcomes new Advisory 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 Car... Read More »

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. Read More »

2018 Investment in Cancer Research: Report Released

Today, CCRA released its latest report on the investment in cancer research. It reveals that $491M was invested in cancer research in 2018. Although a slight increase since 2017 (up $17M), the investment has been fairly constant over the past five... Read More »