Affiliations

CTRNet is affiliated with the following leading Canadian Institutions:

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. It aims to excel in the creation of new health knowledge, and to translate that knowledge from the research setting into real world applications. The goals are to improve the overall health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products, and strengthen the Canadian health care system.

 

Institute for Cancer Research at CIHR (ICR-CIHR)

ICR fosters research based on internationally accepted standards of excellence, which bear on preventing and treating cancer, and improving the health and quality of life of cancer patients. The (ICR) community is made up of researchers, scientists, community groups, and individuals from around the world who share an interest in cancer research. A highly respected Scientific Director and a small, professional staff manage ICR's day-to-day activities. A dedicated Institute Advisory Board (IAB) provides essential input and guidance into everything we do.

The ICR is dedicated to supporting research that reduces the burden of cancer on individuals and families through prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis, effective treatment, psycho-social support systems, and palliation.

 

Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)

 Launched in October 2007, TFRI is the brainchild of the Terry Fox Foundation. TFRI involves collaboration between cancer hospitals and research organizations across Canada, and will occur initially in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. TFRI will support translational cancer research projects with the potential to significantly improve the health of cancer patients