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 Meeting on November 4, 2017!

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Abstract Submission

Registration and abstract submission for the conference will open in April 2017.

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Woman at the research conference

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.

Visit the CCRA Website


Supporter - Canadian Cancer Society logo
Supporter - Canadian Institute of Health Research logo
Supporter - Canadian Partnership Against Cancer logo
Supporter - Ontario Institute for Cancer Research logo
Supporter - The Terry Fox Research Institute logo
Supporter - BC Cancer Agency logo
Supporter - BCSC logo
Supporter - CCO logo
Supporter - CRS logo
Supporter - Fonds de recherche Santée Québec logo
Supporter - The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation logo
Supporter - Saskatchewan Cancer Agency logo
Supporter - Alberta Cancer Foundation logo
Supporter - CDRD logo
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Supporter - Sick Kids Garron Family Cancer Centre logo
Supporter - Sick Kids Research Institute logo
Supporter - The University of British Columbia logo

News & Announcements

New Supporters: March 2017

We are delighted to announce this month’s new supporter: Bronze – Fondation cancer du sein du Québec   Thank you for your continued support of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference!

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New Supporters: February 2017

We are delighted to announce this month’s new supporters: Silver – Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd Bronze – Centre for Drug Research and Development Other – Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology   Thank you for your continued support of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference!

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Call for Nominations for 2017 CCRA Awards

In 2011, the CCRA initiated a biennial recognition program to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of individuals who have had a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. These awards are presented during the Canadian Cancer Research Conference. At this time, we invite you to nominate individuals for the 2017 CCRA awards. … Continued

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