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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.

News & Notices

  • Pilot project network teams report steady progress in first year of working together

    Over the past year, the Terry Fox Canadian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Network (TF4CN) has fostered unprecedented collaborations, harmonized complex research methods and created the basic framework for a digital platform that allows patient data to be shared, stored and analyzed.

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  • Leukemia researchers discover genetic screening tool to predict healthy people at risk of developing aggressive form of leukemia

    An international team of leukemia scientists that includes TFRI-funded researchers has discovered how to predict healthy individuals at risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive and often deadly blood cancer.

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  • The Terry Fox Research Institute and Montreal research partners form consortium to provide more personalized treatments for cancer patients in Québec

    Seeking to improve treatments for 18,000 annual cancer patients, leading researchers, cancer centres and hospitals in Montreal and The Terry Fox Research Institute have partnered to generate new advances in personalized and precision medicine.

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  • "Celebrate failure!" says TFRI’s leader in new book celebrating Chinese Canadians

    Dr. Victor Ling is among several prominent Chinese Canadians featured in a newly published 180-page, full-colour book titled Celebration: Chinese Canadian Legacies in British Columbia.

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2018 TERRY FOX RUN

TFRI launches 2018 Terry Fox Run Challenge


The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) is proud to announce the launch the 2018 Terry Fox Run Challenge, a yearly contest that sees our research teams compete against each other to see which can raise more funds for the Terry Fox Foundation. 

Last year, the contest helped raise over $55,000 for cancer research. Our goal is to surpass that amount this year.  

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Achieving Terry's Dream Through 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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