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Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute

McMaster’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute is a collaborative group of laboratories performing world class science with a focus on translating discoveries into clinical applications.

Effective healthcare is dependent on the knowledge generated by scientific research. At the SCC-RI, we are motivated to improve healthcare options for patients who currently have few or none. To realize this, we are working with human cells throughout the scientific process in our unique, state-of-the-art facilities.

Our work is guided by the following health programs and technological platforms:

Our Programs



Improving bone marrow and cord blood transplants



Targeting cancer one cell at a time



Identifying and targeting the cells responsible for neural disorders

Our Platforms


Cellular Programming

The technology required to effectively study human diseases


Drug Discovery

Screening for the next generation of therapeutics


Pre-Clinical Modelling

Validating new knowledge for clinical testing

News Highlights

It's Awards Season

It's Awards Season

Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy 10th Birthday, iPSCs!

Happy 10th Birthday, iPSCs!

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Through a decade of innovation, the SCC-RI has cemented its position as a world leader in stem cell research. In our second decade, we will advance our research endeavours and translate our discoveries into healthcare options. We are grateful to the donors, funders and community members that continue to support our meaningful work.