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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

  • Annual cancer research workshop sponsored by Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and the TFRI

    Atlantic Canada’s annual cancer research workshop Research and Collaboration in Oncology will be held May 26 in Halifax. The workshop will feature keynote speakers Drs. Melanie Keats (Atlantic PATH) and Paul Boutros (University of Toronto).

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  • Four 2017 New Investigator award recipients announced

    Awards to four New Investigators were recently made, with each award valued at $450,000 for a term of three years. Recipients are: Dr. Housheng Hansen He (UHN), Dr. Frédérick Mallette (UdeM), and Dr. Peter Stirling (BC Cancer Agency), and Dr. Trevor Pugh.

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  • New test identified to detect men at high risk of aggressive prostate cancer

    TFRI New Investigator Paul Boutros is among a team of researchers who have found a new test that can help to determine men at high risk for aggressive prostate cancer. The findings, published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, could help fill an unmet need for reliable genetic testing for prostate cancer from a simple blood sample.

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  • Multiple Myeloma Announcement

    New Brunswick-led national research team aims for tailored treatments for patients with incurable multiple myeloma through Terry Fox Research Institute's $5-million investment.

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Featured patient story

Teen bone cancer survivor credits Terry Fox research advances for her survival

Aimee Zeglinski-Spinney was running down the field during a soccer game for her competitive team when suddenly she collapsed. It was obvious to paramedics that her femur, the largest and strongest bone in the body, was broken. What wasn’t immediately evident was that the 11-year-old also had bone cancer.

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Watch our videos about TFRI-funded research on ovarian 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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