Why Local Research Matters

When you give to cancer research through the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, your donation stays local to support research happening right here in our community.

Some of the world’s leading researchers work at our local hospitals, helping Ottawa to attract new talent and investment so that research breakthroughs continue to happen close to home.

While patients across Canada and even around the world can benefit from the research being done here in Eastern Ontario, local patients will often be the first to benefit as treatments are brought from bench to bedside.

examples of local cancer research areas include:

  • Cancer vaccines
  • Testing immunotherapy combinations
  • Oncolytic virus therapy
  • …and much more.

Watch the video below to hear more about what’s currently happening in the world of local cancer research from Dr. John Bell, Senior Scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

More Local Research Stories

Dr. John Sinclair Brings Fluorescence-Guided Surgery to Ottawa

How Oncolytic Virus Therapy Gives Hope for the Future 

Why and How Combined Immunotherapies Work

A Breakthrough in Brain Cancer Research