New Publication: The economic burden of cancer care in Canada: a population-based cost study

The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) is proud to share work led by one of our HTA Program Leads, Dr. Claire de Oliveira, and funded by ARCC. The economic burden of cancer care in Canada: a population-based cost study has been released today, Thursday January 4th 2018, by CMAJ (more…)

ON Researchers – CCO Research Funding 2018/2019

  CCO is calling for proposals from investigators, scientists and clinicians to undertake research projects in a number of priority areas. View the full announcement here Application Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST Funds Available: Total funding available for the 2018/19 competition varies by the four CCO (more…)

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review is recruiting! (Boston, MA)

ICER is a trusted non-profit organization that evaluates evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments and delivery system innovations and moves that evidence into action to improve the health care system.  To accomplish this goal ICER performs analyses on effectiveness and costs; develops reports using innovative methods that make (more…)

CIHR-PHSI program invests more than $5.4M in health services research for cancer

The results for the 2017 CIHR-PHSI for Cancer Control research have been formally announced, and ARCC is proud to have significant involvement in the work to come. Four of the six announced projects are led by ARCC members, including projects headed by both ARCC co-directors. This represents a significant investment by (more…)

Dr. Craig Earle announced as new Vice-President, Cancer Control with CPAC

re-posted from The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) has announced the appointment of Dr. Craig Earle as Vice-President, Cancer Control effective November 1, 2017. “The Partnership is privileged to have Dr. Earle bring his breadth of experience across both the Canadian and American cancer systems along with his passion (more…)
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Do the American Society of Clinical Oncology Value Framework and the European Society of Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale Measure the Same Construct of Clinical Benefit?

In a recent paper published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and supported by ARCC, researchers examined whether the ASCO Value Framework and the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale measure similar constructs of clinical benefit. They also looked at how both relate to quality-adjusted life-years, and funding recommendations in (more…)

Final Report – Making Fair & Sustainable Decisions about Funding for Cancer Drugs

We are pleased to share with you the final report on the “Making Fair & Sustainable Decisions about Funding for Cancer Drugs” collaboration. This collaboration was funded by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, supporting ARCC and the McMaster Health Forum. We invite you to read and download a copy today! (more…)

CIHR – Operating Grant: Secondary Data Analysis for Cancer Prevention and Control

Click here to view this opportunity on CIHR’s websiteCIHR and other funding agencies have invested in the establishment of cohorts and databases. These cohorts and databases house high quality health systems and patient data sets and/or biospecimens. As such, there exists a wealth of information that has the potential to (more…)


Effective health care integrates palliative care into the patients’ treatment plan as early as possible, but Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Cancer System Performance Report suggests this may not always be happening in Canada. Palliative care is not limited to end-of-life care; it is effective for pain and symptom management (more…)

Post-Doctoral Fellow Required – BC Cancer Agency

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Reference #60724 Temporary Full Time (2 year term), Vancouver, BC The candidate will work with a team of world-class Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) for the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC). ARCC is an innovative pan-Canadian research centre whose mission is to (more…)