Creating the Team Canada of Cancer Research

Regional Consortia

The Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network brings together cancer centres across Canada to transform cancer research and care in Canada through precision medicine. By uniting scientists, clinicians, patients and administrators from institutions from coast-to-coast-to-coast, the Network is fostering unprecedented collaborations that get us one-step closer to making Terry’s dream of ending cancer through research a reality.

Today, the Network is made up of 25 members from all 10 Canadian provinces, which are organized into five regional consortia. Members in each of these consortia have successfully demonstrated their capability to collaborate and execute, at a world-class level, the key operational safety, security, clinical, scientific, training and technical requirements expected of Network members.

Together, we are working to: 

  1. unite cancer centres around a national cancer strategy in precision medicine by embedding research and innovation into the cancer clinic, 
  2. share knowledge and resources to impact the health outcomes of patients,
  3. align investments from institutions, non-federal funding agencies and philanthropy to match the federal investment to steer activities to benefit all Canadians, and
  4. position Canada as a global leader in cancer research. 

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