4TH Canadian Cancer Research Conference

Vancouver, BC • Vancouver Convention Centre

November 5-7, 2017

The Canadian Cancer Research Conference brings together the Canadian cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum. This is an ideal opportunity for researchers, clinicians, decision-makers, and trainees at all stages of their career to hear the latest developments in Canadian cancer research and network across research disciplines.

Conference Objectives

  • Showcase the breadth and excellence of Canadian cancer research
  • Allow leading experts from across all areas of cancer research to exchange knowledge and share ideas to strengthen Canada’s cancer research community
  • Support new investigators to establish themselves in the cancer research community
  • Enhance patient involvement in cancer research in Canada

New Investigators

Are you a newly established principal investigator / new faculty member (within your first 5 years of academic appointment), or a senior postdoctoral fellow (within 6 months of completing your training)?

Network with your colleagues at 
the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Meeting on November 3-4, 2017!

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Scientific Program

The scientific program will consist of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions featuring leading national and international researchers from across the cancer research spectrum.

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The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance


We are an alliance of organizations that collectively fund most of the cancer research conducted in Canada – research that will lead to better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and improve survivor outcomes. Our members include federal research funding programs/agencies, provincial research agencies, provincial cancer care agencies, cancer charities, and other voluntary associations.

We are motivated by the belief that, through effective collaboration, Canadian cancer research funding organizations can maximize their collective impact on cancer control and accelerate discovery for the ultimate benefit of Canadians affected by cancer.

Our Executive Office is supported by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians.

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News & Announcements

Don’t forget to change your clocks!

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 5th, so set your clocks back one hour!

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CCRA Awardees for 2017

CCRA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 awards: Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer (Queen’s University) will receive the Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research award, Dr. John Bell (University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital) and Dr. Marco Marra (The University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency) will receive the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer … Continued

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Download our exclusive conference app!

The Canadian Cancer Research Conference app is now available for download on iOS and Android devices. If you are a registered conference attendee, please contact us for instructions on how to access the app. Why you should download the app: Decide what sessions you want to attend and create a personalized agenda of plenaries, concurrent … Continued

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