The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), named for Canadian icon Terry Fox, is built on Terry’s dream to end cancer through research. We are 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 today’s best science becomes tomorrow’s affordable medicine.

Within these pages, you will learn what we are doing to achieve Terry’s dream. His vision unites us and inspires our research excellence, innovation and creativity.

November 24, 2014

The Terry Fox Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Britt Andersen as its new Executive Director, effective November 24, 2014.

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November 13, 2014

The Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) is pleased to announce that Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will participate in the Terry Fox Run being held in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday November 15, 2014.

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June 11, 2014  Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI President

An all-star cast of volunteers, supporters and speakers gathered at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver recently to gear up ...

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November 26, 2014  TFRI Guest Blog

More than one in four cancer deaths are due to lung cancer and five-year survival is incredibly low. New methods of early detection can greatly improve outcomes and reduce cost of treatment.

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  • Register now for Ontario Node Symposium

    Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 28

    Registration is open for the TFRI-Ontario Node Research Symposium, on Monday, Dec. 8. This year's theme is "Discover, Detect, Treat: The translational horizon towards effective cancer therapy". Keynote talks will be delivered by Dr. Nahum Sonenberg (McGill University) and Dr. Yossi Schlessinger (Yale University).

    More information

    Register here

  • Terry Fox Day passes in BC Legislature

    The Terry Fox Day act has been passed unanimously by the BC Legislature, declaring the second Sunday after Labour Day as "Terry Fox Day". The day coincides with the annual Terry Fox Run when Canadians take part in community runs to raise money for cancer research.

  • Darrell Fox in Taipei for Terry Fox Run

    slider-taipei-webDarrell Fox, TFRI Senior Advisor, is in Taipei for the Terry Fox Run on Saturday Nov. 15. "The schools have been incredible, this is their first year and they've raised over $30,000 so far" says Darrell, who will be joined on the run by Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and many local children and supporters.

    Read our news story on the Taipei Run

  • Lung Cancer Canada Report

    The TFRI Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study has been mentioned in a report by Lung Cancer Canada, one of our project research partners. Their report shares stories of patients and families living with lung cancer and highlights the great potential of screening to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients.

    See page 10 of the report

  • Men's Health Awareness

    slider-prostate-cancerWatch Dr. Victor Ling talk about our research in prostate cancer.

  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    slider-lung-cancerWatch Dr. Victor Ling talk about our research in the early detection of lung cancer.

  • Learn more about Terry Fox Research

    Listen to Dr. Victor Ling, President and Scientific Director of the Terry Fox Research Institute, as he talks about Terry Fox funded research and the challenges facing the scientists who are working hard to find cures for cancer.

    Download the six audio clips from our Media Room