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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Ovarian cancer survivor helping TFRI improve outcomes for future patients

Donna Gaudard was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014 and is now one of 2000 women from across Canada who are helping a Terry Fox team to tackle ovarian cancer by donating blood samples and tumour tissue. Terry Fox researchers are working with these samples to create new ways to diagnose andease.

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News & Notices

  • New Investigator hopes oxygen-enhanced cancer tumours will improve treatment outcomes

    Dr. Ralph DaCosta will use a $450,000 New Investigator award from TFRI to try to find new and innovative ways to study the complex tumor microenvironment to develop new treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer and prevent deadly tumour recurrences.

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  • Terry Fox award helps Ottawa researcher develop next-generation cancer immunovirotherapy

    What if there was a way to destroy cancer cells and stimulate a patient’s own immune system to attack tumours, while leaving healthy tissues unharmed? The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) has awarded Dr. Guy Ungerechts (The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa) a $450,000 New Investigator grant to develop innovative new treatments to achieve just that.

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  • B.C. Terry Fox researcher to determine if there are adverse effects in screening for lung cancer

    It has been shown that regular screening of patients at high-risk for developing lung cancer reduces their chance of dying from it by up to 20 per cent. But is there a drawback to screening? Does low-dose computed tomographic (LDCT) emitted radiation cause long-term harm? TFRI New Investigator Dr. William Lockwood hopes to answer this important question with a $450,000 research award.

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  • Rolly Fox - Fox family statement

    It is with heavy hearts that we wish to share with Terry Foxers from coast to coast and around the world that our Dad and Grandfather, Rolland (Rolly) Fox, has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer.

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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.