Your Future

The people, resources, and community to make a difference


Your Future

The people, resources, and community to make a difference

Conduct research close to patients

Access the whole patient population in a research institute located within a major cancer treatment centre.

Our research is informed by real-world challenges encountered by CCMB oncologists. We are dedicated to conducting research that is pragmatic and leads to improved outcomes for Manitoba cancer patients. 

As the sole legislated authority for treating cancer in Manitoba, all cancer patients come through our doors providing general population access for researchers.

A culture of collaboration

Access to colleagues, peers, and leadership

Central to our work at the Institute is our culture of fostering creativity, sharing of ideas, and new ways of thinking — particularly between fundamental scientists and clinical researchers. This is backed by the support and encouragement of leadership, peers, policymakers, funders, and the broader community — with the common goal of improving outcomes for cancer patients. The physical environment, our new purpose-built labs, enable collaboration by removing barriers and literally bringing people closer together.

Technologies to discover

State-of-the-art platforms at your service

The Paul Albrechtsen Research Institute CancerCare Manitoba maintains maintains investment, support, and upgrades for a curated series of five major resource and technology platforms for use by member scientists. Our platforms include The Manitoba Tumor Bank, Next-Gen Sequencing, Cancer Modelling & Imaging Core, Manitoba Cancer Informatics, and Single Cell Technologies. These platforms are interrelated and have been selected to support cancer research priorities in Manitoba. The platforms also facilitate scientific investigation in multidisciplinary research studies.

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Innovation through multidisciplinary teams

Integrating fundamental and translational investigation with clinical and health services research

Owing to the complexities of the disease and emerging technologies, breakthroughs in cancer research require collaboration across disciplines. This begins with fundamental laboratory science where hypotheses, informed by real-world clinical challenges, are formed and tested. Translational research bridges fundamental science and studies in patient populations. These hypotheses move on to evaluation in clinical applications. And finally, the ever-increasing demand to improve healthcare efficiencies and patient experience drives health services research. Enhancing multidisciplinary research is a core strategy at the Institute.

Researcher News

New book from Institute researcher, Dignity in Care: The Human Side of Medicine helps shape the future of patient care

Senior Scientist at CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute, Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov has published a new book, Dignity in Care: The Human Side of Medicine, providing insight into how the disposition and attitude of healthcare providers indelibly shape patient experience.

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New trial looks at reducing bleeding risk in cancer patients while also developing novel research methods

A new Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial (IICT) led by Primary Investigator, Dr. Brett Houston, called the MYELO-CAN TXA trial, aims to see whether Tranexamic Acid (TXA) can help prevent bleeding in patients with certain blood cancers such as acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Advanced magnetic resonance simulator to bring new options for research and treatment

The Institute has acquired a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance simulator (MR-SIM) to be installed in 2024, made possible by generous community donations. The research applications of this technology will include new patient treatment techniques and workflows.

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Working at the Paul Albrechtsen Research Institute CancerCare Manitoba

From students, to research fellows, to technical staff, working at the Institute means being part of an inspired, curious, motivated team dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients in Manitoba and around the world. The Institute is large enough to have critical mass, resources, and dynamic opportunities. It is also small enough to access collaborators, partners, and leadership.

Living in Manitoba

Centre of the continent, close to everywhere

The Canadian province of Manitoba is a land of natural beauty, with clean, safe, and friendly cities and towns offering a relaxed and enriching lifestyle for you and your family. Manitoba is very affordable having among the lowest housing prices in Canada.

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Research Office Services

Here to support the science

The administrative hub of the Institute is our service-oriented team of professionals working in the Research Office. In addition to administering the governance function, they support member scientists in navigating applications and funding submissions, setting up laboratories, and countless day-to-day functions.

EDI Commitment

Diverse ideas from diverse people

We strive to represent the many peoples and cultures we serve. CancerCare Manitoba is committed to a culture of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the delivery of care, and all of the organization’s operations, including research and education.

Research Governance

World-class research done right

The Institute adheres to best research practices in all of our investigation and has rigorous, mature oversight including the Research Review Impact Committee and a dedicated Scientific Advisory Board to ensure accountability and ethical standards.

Student Support

Together, at the heart of things

The Institute recognizes the importance of supporting the next generation of scientists. We offer a wide range of student positions and internships. The Institute has an active and vibrant student-led support group that provides peer connections for both new and returning students.