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

News & Notices

  • ASM photos now online

    More than 200 Terry Fox researchers attended the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver last week. Under the theme "Understanding Cancer Over Time and Space", the plenary sessions triggered some engaging discussion among attendees and the rapid fire poster talks introduced many trainees to the Terry Fox research family. Photos from the event are now online.

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  • TFRI is now smartphone friendly

    Visitors to our site who use mobile or tablet devices will see some welcome updates today as tfri.ca has had a mobile-friendly upgrade. When you visit our website on a mobile device you will find a menu and navigation modified for smaller screens, helping you find the information you need quickly and easily.

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  • Dr. Victor Ling receives lifetime achievement award

    Congratulations to Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI's President and Scientific Director, who has been honoured with the LifeSciences BC Dr. Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award celebrates his many contributions to cancer research over his career.

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  • Women more likely to survive cancer than men

    A report by Statistics Canada suggests that women have significantly better survival outcomes than men for a majority of cancers in Canada. While the reasons are not yet understood, hormonal influences are thought to be an important factor. The full report, "Differences in cancer survival in Canada by sex" can be read on the Statistics Canada website.

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Featured Patient Story

“It was important for him to get out and experience life”

Adam Coules graduated from business school with honours, was a professionally trained pastry chef, travelled in Southeast Asia, raised thousands of dollars for cancer research, and was engaged to the love of his life. An impressive list of accomplishments for any young man. Even more amazing? He achieved it all while fighting glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer.

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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.


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