The Childhood Cancer Research Program is a combined program of the BC Research Institute for Children's & Women's Health, the Division of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT of BC Children's Hospital, and the University of British Columbia. There is also close collaboration with the research endeavours of the BC Cancer Agency.
There are three key areas of investigation:
1. Clinical Research: As an institutional member of the Children's Oncology Group we participate in their Phase II and Phase III trials. We also participate in National Canadian trials as well as local trials.
2. Immunity, Immune response and Bone Marrow Transplantation
3. Cell Signaling and Genetics
For more information about the ongoing research at BC Children's Hospital, please visit the Children and Family Research Institute website and the Childhood Cancer and Blood Research website.
During the fall of 2011, the Provincial Survivorship Program was created at the BC Cancer Agency to facilitate broad interdisciplinary research in cancer survivorship. The SRC’s objective is to lead research in survivorship in an effort to integrate survivorship care as part of the cancer trajectory.
The Institute of Cancer Research 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. ICR is one of the 13 virtual institutes that make up the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).