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

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Prostate cancer patient grateful to be part of TFRI biomarker study

petitclerc-headshouldersSherbrooke Quebec resident Denis Petitclerc believes that without medical research he would not be here today to share his story. Currently being treated for Stage II prostate cancer by TFRI investigator and clinician Dr. Fred Saad, Petitclerc is receiving treatment for his third cancer diagnosis.

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News & Notices

  • 2015 Research Portfolio now online

    TFRI_Portfolio_2015_thumbA full list of Terry Fox-funded research programs can be found in our 2015 Terry Fox Cancer Research Portfolio. The portfolio includes a scientific summary for each program, a list of the Principal Investigators and key program publications.

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  • Full house at 'Genomics and Cancer' Symposium

    IMG_7207Vancouver -- Around 350 people attended the Gairdner Foundation 'Genomics and Cancer' Symposium at UBC on 17 November. An international set of presenters shared their research and highlighted how genomics has moved their work forward.

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  • Save the date - TFRI Ontario Node Symposium

    The TFRI Ontario Node Research Symposium will take place on Thursday 10 December. Due to a high response, the symposium has been relocated to the Mount Sinai Hospital to accommodate a larger audience! For more information see the Ontario Node Research Symposium page.

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  • Terry Fox researchers recognized for contributions to cancer research

    Montreal – TFRI extends their congratulations to two Terry Fox-funded researchers who received awards at this week’s Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Montreal. Dr. Morag Park is the recipient of the award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research, while Dr. Nahum Sonenberg is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award.

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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.