CCRA is pleased to announce the release of two research frameworks as part of its Target 2020 deliverables. The Pan-Canadian Research Framework for Cancer Survivorship and the Pan-Canadian Research Framework for Palliative and End-of-Life Care are available for download along with one-page summaries, which will facilitate broad stakeholder engagement. CCRA will focus on development of an implementation approach in the coming months. The development of these frameworks involved many representatives from the Alliance and experts from the cancer survivorship and palliative and end-of-life care fields. You can find all of these documents here.
CCRA's latest report describes the decade-long investment in cancer research and how it has changed over time. Nearly five billion dollars was invested from 2005 to 2014. There were substantial investments in national and regional platforms through the Canada Foundation for Innovation and a ramp up of provincial research programs in Ontario. A number of charities posted increased research funding from the first to the second quinquennial. The increased investments were most pronounced for research in the areas of early detection, diagnosis and prognosis and treatment. To access this report, detailed tables, and a companion slide deck, click here.
The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance is pleased to announce the fourth Canadian Cancer Research Conference, taking place from Sunday November 5 to Tuesday November 7, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC. The 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 to network across research disciplines.
In 2011, the CCRA initiated a biennial recognition program consisting of three awards 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. The next conference will be held in November 2017 in Vancouver, BC.
A new award recognizing exceptional leadership in patient involvement has been added this year.