World-Class Cancer Research Right Here at Home

Today, The Ottawa Hospital is a world leader in cancer research. From our unmatched expertise in oncolytic viruses to ground-breaking immunotherapy, to revolutionizing the clinical trials process, we have earned an international reputation for changing what the world knows about cancer and how we treat it.


We believe cancer can be beaten.

Our cancer and research centres have been ranked among the best in the world and we’re seeing breakthroughs that a decade ago were deemed impossible to achieve. Our world-leading research draws experts from around the world to work in our facilities, to help us revolutionize every aspect of cancer care.

Over the next 15 years, Canadians will see a 40 percent increase in cancer diagnoses with almost one in two developing cancer in their lifetime. Our ability to translate research into patient therapies coupled with one of the best-equipped cancer centres in the country means we are well-positioned to face this challenge head-on. We are challenging cancer. And winning.

“I have no doubt that we can cure cancer, and my bet is it will happen here in Ottawa. But to accomplish something of this magnitude, our scientists and doctors need our support.” – Dr. Jack Kitts, former President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital

Donate today to support the cutting-edge research that is revolutionizing cancer care at The Ottawa Hospital and around the world.

Innovations thanks to donor support

Margaret's Gift
Ovarian cancer claimed Margaret Craig’s life. Now her generous gift is opening new doors to preventing the disease.
Activist donor takes on cancer
This local donor is unwavering in his commitment to help battle cancer.
A new era in breast cancer care
We are making world-first discoveries and pushing the boundaries of breast cancer care and research right here in Ottawa.

Cancer Research Update 2018-2019

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Defying the odds: surviving pancreatic cancer
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“Exemplary” HIV and prostate cancer treatment spanning decades
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