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 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... 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 »

New Member to the CCRA Board

CCRA welcomes Dr. Dajan O’Donnell to its Board as the representative for the Cancer Research Society, where he serves as the Director of Scientific Affairs and Partnerships. Dajan is a seasoned professional with recent experience at Exactis Innova... Read More »

Spark Grants: Novel Technology Applications in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

The Canadian Cancer Society, the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research, and Brain Canada Foundation have committed a total of up to $2.4M over one year to jointly fund Spark Grants at up to $150K each, focused on Novel Technology Applications in Cance... Read More »

BRIGHT Run Breast Cancer Learning Health System Chair

McMaster University’s Department of Oncology is seeking a scientist with background and experience in applied data science research or a related field, and a strong interest in joining a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving the lives of i... Read More »

CanPath Webinar: How Population Cohorts Can Support COVID-19 Research

CanPath, in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, will provide a webinar on Wednesday June 24th (Noon to 1:00 pm EDT) on how large population cohorts can respond in a pandemic and support rapid national r... Read More »

COVID-19 and the Future of Our Health Research and Innovation System

Life Sciences Ontario, in collaboration with Shift Health, is convening an online session, “COVID-19 and the Future of Our Health Research and Innovation System” on May 28 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm EDT. Speakers include: Dr. Jim Tartaglia, Vice-Preside... Read More »

Ending Cervical Cancer in Canada is Possible

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is calling on partners in health care and communities across Canada to end cervical cancer in Canada by 2040. The Partnership is leading the development and implementation of a Canadian plan to achieve the W... Read More »

New Funding Opportunity from CIHR

CIHR’s Health Effects of Vaping Catalyst Grant funding opportunity will support projects relevant to the following research areas: Youth vaping of nicotine, cannabinoid extracts, THC, and other compounds Short and/or long-term health effec... Read More »

2020 ARCC Conference on May 25 and 26

Registration for the 2020 ARCC Conference, which will take place in Saskatoon on May 25 and 26, is NOW OPEN!  Click Here to Register. Plenary themes for 2020 include Real World Evidence, Data-Linkage, and Patient Engagement in research. Early-bird... Read More »

The CCRA Board Welcomes Dr. Don Desserud

Effective January 1, 2020, Dr. Don Desserud begins his term as the Patient/Family Representative on the CCRA Board. Dr. Desserud participated in the 2019 Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Project (PIP) and is a survivor of Non-Hodgkin Lymphom... Read More »

CCRA Awardees for 2019 Announced

The CCRA biennial awards recognize individuals who have made a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. We are pleased to announce the five 2019 awardees: Mr. Patrick Sullivan for Exceptional Leadership in Patie... Read More »

Cancer: Piecing the Puzzle Together

Join the CCRA at this free, family-friendly community event at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa to learn about cancer, cancer research, the impact of cancer research happening in Canada, the successes of cancer research investments thus far and learn abo... Read More »

Spanning Bench to Behaviour: Webinar

This webinar, "Spanning Bench to Behaviour: Harnessing CPTP data to understand lifestyle risks across the health spectrum," will provide an overview of the types of data collected through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) — Cana... Read More »

Call for Operating Grant Proposals from LLSC

Canadian researchers are invited to submit proposals to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) Operating Grant program for research aimed at preventing, detecting and treating all types of blood cancers. The application process con... Read More »

A New Look for the CCRA Website

We've refreshed this website with a new look and feel, improved navigation, and a dynamic timeline of our history. This site also better highlights our resources. Work will continue on the functionality and content over the coming year. In the int... Read More »

Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (2019-2029)

The refreshed Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control is here. Based on input from more than 7,500 Canadians including healthcare leaders from across the country, the Strategy sets the course for a more equitable approach to cancer in Canada. No matt... Read More »

Story Visualizations Released

As companions to our 2016 special topic reports, CCRA has released interactive 'story visualizations' using Tableau software. Story visualizations are dashboards that are linked sequentially. They walk users through a series of analyses, each with... Read More »

New Section on

The Partnership is pleased to announce a brand new section - Topics - on its website Topics is now home to the most valuable information from, which has just been sunsetted. Topics provides evidence-based... Read More »

$473M Invested in Cancer Research in 2016

CCRA released its latest reports on the investment in cancer research. In addition to the overview report, there are brief reports on the research investments made in childhood and adolescent cancers, cancer risk and prevention, cancer survivorshi... Read More »