The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is a group 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. Members include federal research funding programs and agencies, provincial research agencies, provincial cancer care agencies, and cancer charities.
The Alliance’s main activities include:
- Setting and monitoring an agenda of new collaborations between research funding agencies and a vision for Canadian cancer research achievement
- Convening a Canadian research conference every two years that showcases the broad range of Canadian cancer research, and provides opportunities for researchers from a variety of disciplines to meet, share ideas and foster collaboration
- Reporting on the annual investment in cancer research via a survey of Canadian cancer research funders
The CCRA is built on 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.