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.

October 23, 2014

Victoria, BC Oct. 23, 2014 -- BC legislature calls for the second Sunday after Labour Day to be designated Terry Fox Day

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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

Calgary, Alberta -- Glioblastoma (GBM) is a deadly adult brain cancer that has eluded major treatment advances. Our Terry Fox ...

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  • 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:
  • 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

    Register here

  • 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.

    Conference leaflet

  • 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

    CAUSE on CampusSept. 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

    Dr. John Bell and his lab team at the 2014 Terry Fox RunOur 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.

  • 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

  • Spring/Summer Newsletter 2014

    Front page of the TFRI Spring 2014 newsletter

  • 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: