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


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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News & Notices

  • TFRI extends condolences to family of Cy Frank

    TFRI is saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Cy Frank, President and CEO of Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, a TFRI partner.

    TFRI extends its condolences to Dr. Frank's family and friends and to the research community members in Alberta.

    Announcement from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions

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  • Run a mile in Terry's shoes on April 4

    To mark the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, The Terry Fox Foundation will be hosting a special walk and run in Terry's home town of Port Coquitlam. The Terry Fox Training Run on April 4 will include a 10-mile (16 km) run following the route in Port Coquitlam that Terry used to train for his cross-Canada trek.

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  • Register now for the 2015 ASM

    Registration is now open for our 6th Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on Thursday, May 7 to Saturday, May 9, 2015. The meeting is for researchers and trainees funded by the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Research Institute. For more information see

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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.