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


St. John’s to Vancouver – TFRI research takes a Manitoba student from coast to coast

May 22, 2015 | Alexandra Ciapala

I attended my first TFRI Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in St. John’s, Newfoundland in May and from the first day it exceeded all of my expectations. It was professional but friendly and the mix of trainees and supervisors allowed even an introvert like myself to feel comfortable networking

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News & Notices

  • TFRI Prairie Node Symposium Day

    The TFRI Prairie Node Symposium Day took place on June 9, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB. Nearly 100 people attended the event, hosted by Prairies Node leader Dr. Jim Davie. Dr. Sean Egan (Hospital for Sick Children) gave the keynote speech on modelling metastatic breast cancer. Photos from the event are now available on the Prairies Node page.

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  • Ontario legislature supports Terry Fox Day

    The Ontario legislature has completed third reading of a bill calling for the second Sunday after Labour Day to be designated Terry Fox Day. Ontario MPP (Scarborough) Soo Wong introduced the private member's bill last year and has earned support from all parties. Read more on this story from

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  • BC Node hosts MLAs

    Victoria , BC May 26 -- BC MLAs and ministers had an opportunity to hear about the current state of cancer research from TFRI-BC Node Regional Advisory Committee members and invited speakers. Hosted by BC Node Leader Dr. Marco Marra, the two-hour event was well attended and included a question-and-answer session.

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  • Cancer cases set to rise

    The Canadian Cancer Society has released data showing an expected rise in the number of cancer cases over the next 15 years. The society's annual Canadian Cancer Statistics report, released at the end of May, states that the large rise in cases will be largely due to an aging Canadian population. The risk of developing cancer is expected drop slightly for men and increase slightly for women. Read the full news story.

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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.