The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is an innovative cancer research and development institute dedicated to prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, funded by the Government of Ontario. OICR’s research supports more than 1,700 investigators, clinician scientists, research staff and trainees at its headquarters in the MaRS Centre and in research institutes and academia across the Province of Ontario. OICR has key research efforts underway in small molecules, biologics, stem cells, imaging, genomics, informatics and bio-computing. OICR’s investments and research have resulted in 20 start-up companies with more than a total of 170 employees.