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Announcing TFRI's 6th Annual Scientific Meeting

January 29, 2015 | Dr. Michael Johnston

Our 6th Annual Scientific Meeting takes place this spring in beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland. We are convening on our Atlantic Coast this year to mark the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. Terry’s remarkable run for cancer research began here on April 12, 1980.

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News & Notices

  • Run a mile in Terry's shoes on April 4

    To mark the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, The Terry Fox Foundation will be hosting a special walk and run in Terry's home town of Port Coquitlam. The Terry Fox Training Run on April 4 will include a 10-mile (16 km) run following the route in Port Coquitlam that Terry used to train for his cross-Canada trek. http://www.tricitynews.com/news/290261251.html

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  • Register now for the 2015 ASM

    Registration is now open for our 6th Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on Thursday, May 7 to Saturday, May 9, 2015. The meeting is for researchers and trainees funded by the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Research Institute. For more information see www.tfri.ca/asm

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  • Call for Abstracts

    Are you a graduate student, postdoctoral trainee or clinical research fellow on a Terry Fox-funded project or program? The Terry Fox Research Institute invites you to compete for a travel award to attend our 6th Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on Thursday, May 7 to Saturday, May 9, 2015. For more information see www.tfri.ca/asm

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  • Congratulations to TFRI researcher on $25 million funding for cancer biotherapeutics initiative

    The Terry Fox Research Institute congratulates Dr. John Bell and his team on their award of $25 million in funding from the Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence. Dr. Bell will launch Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRx), a new national initiative to move promising cancer biotherapeutics, such as cancer-killing viruses and immune cell therapies, from discovery to clinical trials.

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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.