Vision, Mission & Goals


To foster collaborative multi-disciplinary teams to:

Prevent Cancer
Detect Cancer Earlier
Develop Better Cancer Treatments


The Western Centre for Translational Cancer Research is a diverse and growing network of researchers who seek to minimize the burden of cancer.


To accelerate the translation of scientific knowledge to clinical practice by providing an academic framework to support bi-directional interdisciplinary translational cancer research. To achieve this vision, the key priorities for the Centre for Translational Cancer are:

Connect Researchers
and Clinicians

to enable high impact translational
cancer research teams

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Advocate for

 to support citywide translational cancer research


2023-2028 Strategic Plan

Draft - Strategic Plan

Draft - Background material