Accelerating cancer research discoveries for patients and the Ontario economy

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OICR research

OICR is improving the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Read about the OICR programs and initiatives that are making this happen.

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Canadian Cancer Research Conference

This conference brings together the Canadian cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum.

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OCREB Annual Report

The 2016-17 Annual Report for the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board is now available.

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OICR launches new TRIs

With $24 million in funding over two years, the Translational Research Initiatives bring together world-leading scientists to tackle some of the most difficult to treat cancers and some of the most serious challenges in cancer today.

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FACIT helps drive oncology innovations from the lab to the marketplace where they can benefit cancer patients, researchers and meet the needs of investors in the Ontario economy.

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OICR Collaboration Opportunity

Collaborative Research Resources

OICR is making its technology infrastructure and expertise available to the Ontario cancer research community.

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Annual Report

We are pleased to share with you the 2015-16 Annual Report for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.

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We are looking for people interested in being part of our culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leader in cancer research.

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Impact stories

New prognostic test for prostate cancer now closer to clinical use

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Pan-Canadian research team uncovers ‘signature’ to reduce overtreatment of prostate cancer

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Researchers disprove link between vasectomies and prostate cancer using Ontario health data

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