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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

  • Leukemia researchers discover genetic screening tool to predict healthy people at risk of developing aggressive form of leukemia

    An international team of leukemia scientists that includes TFRI-funded researchers has discovered how to predict healthy individuals at risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive and often deadly blood cancer.

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  • The Terry Fox Research Institute and Montreal research partners form consortium to provide more personalized treatments for cancer patients in Québec

    Seeking to improve treatments for 18,000 annual cancer patients, leading researchers, cancer centres and hospitals in Montreal and The Terry Fox Research Institute have partnered to generate new advances in personalized and precision medicine.

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  • "Celebrate failure!" says TFRI’s leader in new book celebrating Chinese Canadians

    Dr. Victor Ling is among several prominent Chinese Canadians featured in a newly published 180-page, full-colour book titled Celebration: Chinese Canadian Legacies in British Columbia.

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  • Three top Canadian research teams receive $13 million to solve key cancer challenges

    Three outstanding cancer research teams will receive nearly $13 million to continue their investigations into rare tumours, an inherited disorder (Li-Fraumeni Syndrome) and the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound to improve treatments for breast cancer.

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Featured Patient Story

'This is a disease that needs more hope" — Susan Stewart, pancreatic cancer patient


When Susan Stewart felt nauseous during a weekend run in November 2016, she never would have guessed she was about to be diagnosed with Stage IV, terminal pancreatic cancer.

"I thought I must be coming down with the flu, and rested for the rest of the weekend," says the 58-year-old, who lives in North Vancouver, B.C. with her husband and has three adult children. 
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Achieving Terry's Dream Through Research

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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