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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.

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  • "Celebrate failure!" says TFRI’s leader in new book celebrating Chinese Canadians

    Dr. Victor Ling is among several prominent Chinese Canadians featured in a newly published 180-page, full-colour book titled Celebration: Chinese Canadian Legacies in British Columbia.

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  • Three top Canadian research teams receive $13 million to solve key cancer challenges

    Three outstanding cancer research teams will receive nearly $13 million to continue their investigations into rare tumours, an inherited disorder (Li-Fraumeni Syndrome) and the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound to improve treatments for breast cancer.

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  • Erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine may work together to help immune system fight cancer after surgery, study finds

    A new study led by Dr. Rebecca Auer, a member of TFRI's Oncolytic Virus project and former recipient of a TFRI New Investigator Award, suggests that a common treatment for erectile dysfunction combined with the flu vaccine may be able to help the immune system mop up cancer cells left behind after surgery.

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  • Breakthrough test uses ctDNA to determine treatment resistance in advanced prostate cancer patients

    Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients are now one step closer to more personalized treatment, thanks to a new test that can distinguish who will respond well to standard therapies and who will become resistant to treatment.

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Featured Patient Story

'This is a disease that needs more hope" — Susan Stewart, pancreatic cancer patient

When Susan Stewart felt nauseous during a weekend run in November 2016, she never would have guessed she was about to be diagnosed with Stage IV, terminal pancreatic cancer.

"I thought I must be coming down with the flu, and rested for the rest of the weekend," says the 58-year-old, who lives in North Vancouver, B.C. with her husband and has three adult children. 
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Achieving Terry's Dream Through Research

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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