The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), named for Canadian icon Terry Fox, is built on Terry’s dream to end cancer through research. We are 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 today’s best science becomes tomorrow’s affordable medicine.

Within these pages, you will learn what we are doing to achieve Terry’s dream. His vision unites us and inspires our research excellence, innovation and creativity.

November 24, 2014

The Terry Fox Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Britt Andersen as its new Executive Director, effective November 24, 2014.

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November 13, 2014

The Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) is pleased to announce that Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will participate in the Terry Fox Run being held in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday November 15, 2014.

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June 11, 2014  Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI President

An all-star cast of volunteers, supporters and speakers gathered at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver recently to gear up ...

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October 02, 2014  TFRI Guest Blog

Glioblastoma (GBM) is a deadly adult brain cancer that has eluded major treatment advances. Our Terry Fox pan-Canadian project, led by Dr. Gregory Cairncross at the University of Calgary...

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  • Register now for Ontario Node Symposium

    Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 28

    Registration is open for the TFRI-Ontario Node Research Symposium, on Monday, Dec. 8. This year's theme is "Discover, Detect, Treat: The translational horizon towards effective cancer therapy". Keynote talks will be delivered by Dr. Nahum Sonenberg (McGill University) and Dr. Yossi Schlessinger (Yale University).

    More information

    Register here

  • Terry Fox Day passes in BC Legislature

    The Terry Fox Day act has been passed unanimously by the BC Legislature, declaring the second Sunday after Labour Day as "Terry Fox Day". The day coincides with the annual Terry Fox Run when Canadians take part in community runs to raise money for cancer research.

  • Darrell Fox in Taipei for Terry Fox Run

    slider-taipei-webDarrell Fox, TFRI Senior Advisor, is in Taipei for the Terry Fox Run on Saturday Nov. 15. "The schools have been incredible, this is their first year and they've raised over $30,000 so far" says Darrell, who will be joined on the run by Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and many local children and supporters.

    Read our news story on the Taipei Run

  • Lung Cancer Canada Report

    The TFRI Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study has been mentioned in a report by Lung Cancer Canada, one of our project research partners. Their report shares stories of patients and families living with lung cancer and highlights the great potential of screening to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients.

    See page 10 of the report

  • BC Node Research Day

    The 4th Annual TFRI BC Node Research Day took place on Thursday, Nov. 13. The day opened with a keynote address on childhood cancer from Dr. John Maris (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA). All sessions had excellent attendance and several Terry Fox-funded BC research programs shared their progress.

    Program and Abstracts book

  • Men's Health Awareness

    slider-prostate-cancerWatch Dr. Victor Ling talk about our research in prostate cancer.

  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    slider-lung-cancerWatch Dr. Victor Ling talk about our research in the early detection of lung cancer.

  • Terry Fox training program grants available at Queen's University, Toronto

    Application deadline: November 30, 2014

    The Queen's University Terry Fox Foundation Training Program in Transdisciplinary Cancer Research provides young investigators, including graduate students, post PhD and post MD fellows, with training and hands-on experience in cancer research.

    For more information and to apply, go to:
  • Dr. Ling receives new honour

    Dr. Victor Ling at the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Sept. 19, 2014: Congratulations to TFRI President, Dr. Victor Ling, who was inducted to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences this week in recognition of his accomplishments in cancer research. Dr. Ling was one of 50 new fellows inducted to the Academy this year, for the full list see:

  • Cancer research community joins Terry Fox Run

    terryfoxrun-bell-webOur cancer research colleagues at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute took part in this year's Terry Fox Run on Sept. 14. Many thanks to Dr. John Bell and his team for their great effort!

  • TFRI News Conference

    ppg-announcement-web Toronto's cancer research community, elementary and high school students team up with the Terry Fox Foundation and TFRI to target hard-to-treat cancers through personalized treatment. Watch the archived stream of the TFRI news conference that took place on Wednesday, September 10.

  • Learn more about Terry Fox Research

    Listen to Dr. Victor Ling, President and Scientific Director of the Terry Fox Research Institute, as he talks about Terry Fox funded research and the challenges facing the scientists who are working hard to find cures for cancer.

    Download the six audio clips from our Media Room

  • Notice - 1980 Photographs of Terry Fox Sought for National Museum Exhibit

    The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) is looking for photographs taken by Canadians of Terry Fox in 1980 during his Marathon of Hope. The photographs will be used as part of an upcoming exhibition that the CMC and the Terry Fox Centre are developing to be launched in April 2015, marking the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. For full details visit:
  • Looking for information about a Terry Fox-funded research project?

    Information is available from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research's searchable database on the national Canadian Research Information System (CRIS) database. You can search by subject, investigator, funding, location or program.

    Access the TFF research database