Research Frameworks

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Cancer Survivorship Research Framework

Co-led by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Alberta Cancer Foundation with membership from other CCRA members and experts in the field, a pan-Canadian research framework for cancer survivorship was released in March 2017. The report makes major four recommendations and provides a conceptual framework that illustrates the intersection between specific research domains and cross-cutting themes. These recommendations are summarized here.

This developmental work and implementation of the recommendations are part of tactics in Target 2020. Please consult the report for the full list of individuals/organizations contributing to this project.

Palliative and End-of-life Research Framework

Co-led by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research with membership from other CCRA members and experts in the field, a pan-Canadian research framework for palliative and end-of-life care was released in March 2017. The report identifies research priorities in three areas as well as cross cutting mechanisms or building blocks to consolidate and expand the research base and move research outcomes into practice. These recommendations are summarized here.

This developmental work and implementation of the recommendations are part of tactics in Target 2020. Please consult the report for the full list of individuals/organizations contributing to this project.

Prevention Research Framework

Spearheaded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Canadian Cancer Society, a strategic framework for cancer prevention research in Canada was released in May 2012. The report identifies 10 priorities for cancer research to address the lack of funding in cancer prevention research. The priorities focus on capacity building at the individual researcher and network level, facilitating multi-disciplinary approaches, the translation of research results, knowledge synthesis, and knowledge translation, supporting community-based program evaluation, and emphasizing multi-disciplinary research with a focus on common risk factors and health economics.

Work continues in the current strategic plan, Target 2020, on two fronts: increasing collaborative funding opportunities to support prevention research and increasing the number of prevention researchers in Canada by providing opportunities for training and capacity building.