- 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
- TFRI and Team Finn Foundation form partnership
Vancouver, BC October 23, 2014 – TFRI and the Team Finn Foundation have formed a new partnership. Each organization is contributing $15,000 to build a business plan around a new research initiative focused on young persons’ cancer. The initiative will be subject to international peer review during Spring 2015 before it is eligible to receive funding from the TFRI and other potential partners.
More about The Team Finn Foundation
- BC legislature supports Terry Fox Day
Victoria, BC Oct. 23, 2014 -- BC MLA (Port Moody-Coquitlam) Linda Reimer introduced a member's bill into the BC legislature yesterday calling for the second Sunday after Labour Day to be designated Terry Fox Day to coincide with the annual Terry Fox runs across the province. Reimer read the Terry Fox Day Act to MLAs in the presence of members of the Fox family. The bill passed first reading and will be read a second time at the next meeting of the Legislature.
View Linda Reimer's comments and reading
- 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: http://qcri.queensu.ca/CIHR_Training_Program.html
- Register now for BC Node Research Day
Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 7
Registration is open for the 4th Annual TFRI BC Node Research Day, on Thursday, Nov. 13. A poster session and reception will take place the evening before, and the day will be opened with a keynote address from Dr. John Maris. More information
- Child and Adolescent Cancer Conference
November 3-4, 2014, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The TFRI Atlantic Node is joining with the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute to host their 5th Cancer Research Conference in Atlantic Canada. This year's focus will be on child, adolescent and young adult cancers.
- 2015 PPG competition application documents now available
Sept. 26, 2014. For the 2015 PPG competition, TFRI received 21 Letter of Intent applications. These applications were reviewed by a TFRI committee on Sept. 12, 2014. All applicants have now been informed of the outcome and seven applicants have been invited to prepare full applications. The list of seven successful applicants and full application documents can be found on the 2015 PPG competition page
- School children and students across Canada support Terry Fox research
Sept. 25, 2014. Many thanks from the Terry Fox Research Institute to all university, college and school students from across Canada who have been fundraising in Terry's name and supporting our cancer research.
- Cancer research community joins Terry Fox Run
Our 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
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, Sept. 10. http://www.vvcnetwork.ca/terryfox/20140910
- Dr. Phil Branton appointed Officer of the Order of Canada
July 1, 2014 -- Congratulations go to Dr. Phil Branton, Chair of TFRI's Scientific Advisory Council, who has been appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his accomplishments in cancer research.
- 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