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.

November 10, 2014

The Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) is pleased to announce that Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will participate in the Terry Fox Run being held in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday November 15, 2014 at Taipei University.

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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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  • Darrell Fox in Taipei for Terry Fox Run

    Darrell Fox in TaipeiDarrell Fox, TFRI Senior Advisor, is in Taipei for the Terry Fox Run on Saturday Nov. 15. "The schools have been incredible, this is their first year and they're raised over $30,000 so far" says Darrell, who will be joined on the run by Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and many local children and supporters.

    Read our news story on the Taipei Run

  • Lung Cancer Canada Report

    The TFRI Pan-Canadian Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study has been mentioned in a report by Lung Cancer Canada, one of our project research partners. Their report shares stories of patients and families living with lung cancer and highlights the great potential of screening to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients.

    See page 10 of the report

  • BC Node Research Day

    The 4th Annual TFRI BC Node Research Day took place on Thursday, Nov. 13. The day opened with a keynote address on childhood cancer from Dr. John Maris (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA). All sessions had excellent attendance and several Terry Fox-funded research programs shared their progress.

    Program and Abstracts book

  • Men's Health Awareness

    Watch Dr. Victor Ling talk about our research in prostate cancer.

  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Watch Dr. Victor Ling talk about our research in the early detection of lung cancer.

  • 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

    Register here

  • 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:
  • 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.

  • 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