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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

  • TFRI is now smartphone friendly

    Visitors to our site who use mobile or tablet devices will see some welcome updates today as tfri.ca has had a mobile-friendly upgrade. By responding to the size of your browser you will find a menu and navigation modified for smaller screens that gets you where you want to go quickly and easily.

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  • Dr. Victor Ling receives lifetime achievement award

    Congratulations to Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI's President and Scientific Director, who has been honoured with the LifeSciences BC Dr. Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award celebrates his many contributions to cancer research over his career.

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  • Women more likely to survive cancer than men

    A report by Statistics Canada suggests that women have significantly better survival outcomes than men for a majority of cancers in Canada. While the reasons are not yet understood, hormonal influences are thought to be an important factor. The full report, "Differences in cancer survival in Canada by sex" can be read on the Statistics Canada website.

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  • 2017 TFRI research competitions now open

    TFRI is now accepting submissions from researchers and research teams for our 2017 funding cycle. For more information see the competition pages for Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants, TFRI Translational Programs and Terry Fox New Investigator Awards.

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Featured Patient Story

Had it not been for research...I'd probably be dead today.

Sherbrooke 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 (CRCHUM, Montreal), Petitclerc is receiving treatment for his third cancer diagnosis.

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Watch our videos about TFRI-funded research on prostate cancer.

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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