The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), named for Canadian icon Terry Fox, is built on Terry's dream to end cancer through research.


Supporting future leaders in cancer research in Atlantic Canada

July 24, 2015 | Dr. Alamelu Bharadwaj

Basic science research is complex and time consuming but is the most important foundation for creating new therapies for various diseases. I have always nurtured a dream of doing cancer research since my undergraduate days back in India. This dream came to fruition and I have been conducting cancer research for 12 years.

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News & Notices

  • Cancer and Genomics Symposium - Save the Date

    On November 17, 2015 a Canada Gairdner Symosium on 'Genomics and Cancer' will take place at UBC. For more infromation visit the Gairdner website.

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  • Photos from the 35th anniversary Terry Fox Run

    StanleyPark-group-shot Terry Fox-funded researchers from across the country took part in the 35th anniversary Terry Fox Run on Sept. 20, 2015. Here are a selection of photos.

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  • $16-million from supporters and partners fuels research to improve detection, treatment for high-risk, inherited cancers

    In this 35th anniversary year of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, a $16-million injection of funding from the Terry Fox Foundation and three new research partners will enable four world-class Canadian research teams to find new ways to detect and treat high-risk and inherited cancers.

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  • Darrell Fox cycling to Mount Terry Fox

    Darrell Fox, cycle to Mount Terry Fox September 4, 2015 -- Darrell Fox is cycling 350km from Kamloops to Valemount ahead of the Fox Family hike up Mount Terry Fox on Sunday, September 6. Darrell is taking a photo every 35km of his journey. To donate visit:

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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.