5th Canadian Cancer Research Conference

Ottawa, ON • Shaw Centre

November 3-5, 2019

The Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) 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.

The CCRC is hosted biennially by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.

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

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Scientific Program

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

Photograph: Jon Benjamin Photography

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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


News & Announcements

SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 Canadian Cancer Research Conference

The fifth biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be held November 2-5, 2019, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance will once again bring together the cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum. Remember to save the date in your calendars! Spend four days with researchers, clinicians, decision-makers, … Continued

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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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