THE ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH (OICR) IS AN INNOVATIVE TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO RESEARCH ON THE PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER. IT IS CREATING TANGIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS FOR CANCER
PATIENTS WORLDWIDE AS WELL AS ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO.
Cancer is a complex disease that differs even among patients with the same type of tumour. Improving patient outcomes and reducing the burden of disease on society requires an understanding that treatment should be guided not only by clinical symptoms but by knowledge of molecular, genetic and functional alterations specific to the patient.