About ICR

Who we are

ICR is one of the 13 virtual institutes that make up the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The Institute of Cancer Research (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 day-to-day activities. A dedicated Institute Advisory Board (IAB) provides essential input and guidance into everything we do.

What we do

As one of the 13 Institutes of CIHR, the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) shares responsibility for achieving the principal objectives of CIHR.

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. More details can be found under research priorities. CIHR is one of the leading cancer research funders in Canada.

Questions surrounding cancer research transcend all borders. This is reflected in the broad variety of workshops and symposia hosted and funded by ICR that bring together the wide variety of researchers, scientists, partners, stakeholders and organizations that make up the ICR community. CIHR is one of the leading cancer research funders in Canada.

In our short history, ICR support has contributed to an impressive number of research achievements. Please see our Annual Report, or our other publications, for more details.

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