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


St. John’s to Vancouver – TFRI research takes a Manitoba student from coast to coast

May 22, 2015 | Alexandra Ciapala

I attended my first TFRI Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in St. John’s, Newfoundland in May and from the first day it exceeded all of my expectations. It was professional but friendly and the mix of trainees and supervisors allowed even an introvert like myself to feel comfortable networking

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News & Notices

  • Support grows for a space to share Terry's story

    The Fox family have enlisted the head of credit union Vancity to investigate options for a centre to honour Terry Fox and to display the thousands of artifacts from his Marathon of Hope. The proposed centre would also share with the public the cancer research legacy that has developed in the 35 years since Terry's run. Full news story.

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  • TFRI Prairie Node Symposium Day

    The TFRI Prairie Node Symposium Day will take place on June 9, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB. Dr. Sean Egan (Hospital for Sick Children) will deliver the keynote speech on modelling metastatic breast cancer. For the full agenda, download the symposium program. Visit the Prairie Node page for more information on the Prairie Node and to download their Research Directory.

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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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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.