About BioCanRx

Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRx) is a Network of Centres of Excellence that is uniquely positioned to help Canada and the world accelerate the development of effective cancer biotherapeutics by making strategic and well-managed research funding investments. Canadian researchers have the discoveries and innovations. We have the experts, facilities and the support of Canadians. BioCanRx brings all of these elements together, along with the pharmaceutical industry, cancer charities and patients organizations, to advance the development of biotherapeutics that have the greatest potential to significantly improve and transform cancer treatment.


Our Network addresses one of the biggest health challenges facing Canadians: 2 in every 5 Canadians will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Unfortunately, conventional therapies are proving more toxic and less effective for patients. Through research and development, we are discovering new ways to enable the body’s own defence mechanisms to outsmart and kill cancer.




Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, BioCanRx is the only Network of Centres of Excellence focused on translating these promising therapeutics from the lab to the clinic.