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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.

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  • B.C. Lung Screen Trial recruiting 2,000 people for cancer screening study

    The B.C. Lung Screen Trial at Vancouver General Hospital is currently recruiting 2,000 individuals from the Lower Mainland who are between 55 and 80 years of age, with at least a 30-pack-years smoking history to take part in a new research project.

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  • Terry Fox research team’s model for detecting lung cancer saves lives, is a world leader: study

    A pan-Canadian team of cancer researchers has developed a predictive model for detecting early-stage lung cancer in high-risk individuals with significantly greater accuracy than other leading models. This Terry Fox Research Institute study suggests the team’s innovative approach could be considered for use in lung cancer screening programs both in Canada and around the world.

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  • Save the date: The annual TFRI Ontario Node Symposium will be held Dec.4, 2017

    The annual Terry Fox Research Institute Ontario Node Symposium is just around the corner, and will be held on Dec. 4, 2017 at at the the MaRS Discovery Centre in Toronto.

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  • Canadian, international researchers find new candidate drivers, subtype diversity in study of whole-genome landscape for children’s brain cancer

    A new study has analyzed hundreds of sequenced medulloblastoma (MB) samples, identifying new targets that could give children with this disease less harmful therapeutic options.

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Our Prostate Cancer Research

Personalizing medicine for prostate cancer patients, one tumour at a time

A collection of more than 2,000 tumour samples. Over a dozen Canadian researchers. Four provinces. These are just some of the numbers behind TFRI’s Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network (CPCBN) project, which is working to personalize treatment for men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Prostate cancer survivor speaks to the importance of 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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