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.
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Mobilizing and reinforcing Ontario research excellence in the fight against cancer
Ontario patients recruited to OICR-supported clinical trials
growth in academic cancer clinical trials enrollment (via 3CTN)
collaborations with institutes across 49 countries

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
OCREBOHSOMPRNCanadian Cancer Clinical Trials NetworkCanPathARGOGlobal Alliance for Geconomics & HealthPCAWG
$1 billion+
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.
Laszlo Radvanyi, PhD
President and Scientific Director