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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The impact of Terry Fox on my career in cancer research

March 04, 2015 | Dr. Carol Cass

Dr. Carol Cass, TFRI Alberta node leader, reflects on her 50-year career in cancer research and the continuing impact of Terry Fox on her work in the field.

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  • Annual Scientific Meeting

    Over 200 researchers enjoyed warm Newfoundland hospitality when they attended TFRI's 6th Annual Scientific Meeting in St. John's Newfoundland. See the ASM page for more Images from the event.

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  • Viruses and drugs combine to form potent anti-cancer therapy

    Ottawa, ON -- Terry Fox-funded researcher, Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo and his colleagues at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute have discovered that compounds that disrupt our cells’ inner skeleton (called microtubule-destabilizing agents) can greatly enhance oncolytic virus cancer therapy in mouse and cell culture models.

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  • TFRI cancer research programs for 2015-2016

    The Terry Fox Research Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its cancer research programs for 2015-2016 funded by the Terry Fox Foundation. Please check the Research section of the website for further details on competitions for The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants, The Terry Fox New Investigator Awards and The Terry Fox Research Institute’s Translational Projects.

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  • Pancreatic cancer loses viral defences when talking with supporting cells

    Ottawa, ON -- Terry Fox funded researchers in Ottawa have found a way to make pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to cancer-killing viruses, known as oncolytic viruses. In a paper published today in Nature Medicine, the scientists describe how they can exploit the communication, or cross-talk, between pancreatic cancer and a specific cell type that supports the tumour.

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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.