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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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  • Job opening: Communications Specialist

    We have an immediate opening for a Communications Specialist. Apply by Thursday, March 29, 2018 to hr@tfri.ca. See full job description in About Us/Career Opportunities.

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  • Terry Fox Research Institute awards prestigious grant to help Manitoba cancer researcher tackle deadly brain cancer

    Brain cancer research in Manitoba has received a boost with news that a local scientist has won a prestigious cancer research award from the Terry Fox Research Institute. Dr. Sachin Katyal, a biologist at CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba, is the first researcher in Manitoba to receive the $450,000 Terry Fox New Investigator award for his “quick-to-clinic” personalized medicine approach to better treat patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

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  • Canadian pancreatic cancer research team provides personalized medicine, new hope to patients

    Canadian pancreatic cancer researchers are joining forces under a Terry Fox initiative bringing new hope for patients with this deadly disease.

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  • Therapeutic target EZH2 discovered for aggressive, untreatable ovarian cancer affecting young women

    A Vancouver team led by TFRI-funded investigator Dr. David Huntsman has discovered an important therapeutic target for treating small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT). This is a rare, but extremely lethal, ovarian cancer in young women with no effective treatment.

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Our Cancer Research

It can be curable: Early detection project explores role of pollution, genetics on lung cancer

Why are non-smokers with little exposure to second-hand smoke diagnosed with the disease while others are not? Why do some heavy smokers never develop lung cancer, while other lighter smokers do?
These are some of the questions the team behind a highly successful early detection lung cancer project is aiming to answer as they expand their research to include air pollution and genetic susceptibility.

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Achieving Terry Fox's Dream Through Cancer 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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