Collaborate. Translate. Change Lives.
Bringing health and economic benefits to the people of Ontario through world-leading cancer research
Global collaboration. Local impact.
Mobilizing people, resources and knowledge to make Ontario a global leader in cancer research and innovation
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research helps close the gap between groundbreaking cancer discoveries and life-changing patient outcomes.
OICR is a research institute that collaborates with partners across Ontario and around the world to accelerate the development of new cancer research discoveries and propel them from the lab to the clinic, bringing health and economic benefits to the people of Ontario.
Ontario patients recruited to OICR-supported clinical trials since 2012
highly qualified personnel across Ontario enhanced their knowledge and skills by participating in OICR-supported projects
collaborations with institutes around the world
Changes to executive team will make OICR stronger and more responsive to the needs of the Ontario cancer research community
Nov 17, 2021
International Cancer Genome Consortium empowers cancer researchers everywhere with new cloud computing platform
Nov 23, 2021
Susan Fitzpatrick named Chair of OICR’s Board of Directors
Nov 18, 2021
New prognostic biomarkers and cancer-driving genes found in the dark matter of the cancer genome
Nov 15, 2021
What We Do
We have top researchers working in communities across Ontario in fields such as genomics, informatics, diagnostic development, drug discovery, immuno-oncology and imaging.
We support collaborative research networks, provide mentoring AND training for the next generation of cancer researchers, and share tools and resources with partners to enable cancer research impact in Ontario and beyond.
Our research contributes to better health outcomes and improved quality of life for cancer patients around the world while creating jobs and economic benefits across Ontario.
We work with our commercialization partner FACIT to drive oncology innovations from the lab to the clinic where they can benefit patients and generate economic returns for Ontario.
in private-public partnerships
Did you know?
OICR has established $1 billion+ in private-public partnerships to bring oncology innovations to patients
Cancer is personal. We’re motivated by those living with cancer and those who have died from the disease. We continue to drive research forward to help people so we all can live longer, healthier lives.
President and Scientific Director
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