OICR is Ontario’s cancer research institute, focused on delivering real-world solutions that will improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
We are a hub for world-class cancer research, working collaboratively to develop new ways to find cancer earlier, treat it more effectively and ensure it doesn’t return.
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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
What We Do
Conduct Research
We have top researchers working in communities across Ontario in fields such as genomics, informatics, diagnostic development, drug discovery, immuno-oncology and imaging.
Enable Research
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.
Create Impact
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.
Drive Commercialization
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.
We support
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OICR collaborates with people at 580+ organizations from 30 countries around the world
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.
Laszlo Radvanyi, PhD
President and Scientific Director