The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), named for Canadian icon Terry Fox, is built on Terry's dream to end cancer through research.


The impact of Terry Fox on my career in cancer research

March 04, 2015 | Dr. Carol Cass

Dr. Carol Cass, TFRI Alberta node leader, reflects on her 50-year career in cancer research and the continuing impact of Terry Fox on her work in the field.

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News & Notices

  • Abstract deadline for CCRC 2015

    The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s 2015 Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be held November 8 to 10, 2015 in Montréal. This year TFRI is a gold supporter and part of the planning committee for the event. The deadline for abstract submissions is May 15, 2015. An Early Bird registration fee is available until August 31, 2015. For more information download the promotional leaflet or visit

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  • $35 million goal for Marathon of Hope Anniversary

    This weekend marked the 35th anniversary of the start of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, when he set off from St. John's NL on April 12, 1980. In the 35 years since that day over $650 million has been raised in Terry's name for cancer research. Terry's older brother, Fred Fox, has challenged the country to once again raise $1 for every Canadian as The Terry Fox Foundation hopes to raise $35 million this year. Read the full story on the CBC website.

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  • Museum of History - Terry Fox exhibit

    To mark the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, the Canadian Museum of History has opened a special exhibit Terry Fox - Running to the Heart of Canada. For more information see the Canadian Museum of History website:

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  • Job opportunity - Senior Research Programs Manager

    TFRI is seeking a Senior Research Programs Manager to join its team in Vancouver. For more details see the career opportunities page.

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Our Mission & Vision

Terry's vision unites us and inspires our research excellence, innovation and creativity. The Terry Fox Research Institute is a collaboratively oriented, pan-Canadian organization focused on improving cancer research outcomes for the benefit of cancer patients everywhere. We invest in and manage translational research projects across Canada and function as the research arm of The Terry Fox Foundation, managing and overseeing its discovery and training portfolios. We want to ensure that today’s best science becomes tomorrow’s affordable medicine.