News

Here are the latest TFRI news stories. See our archive for a full history of news.

  • April 23, 2015

    Ottawa, ON -- Terry Fox-funded researcher, Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo and his colleagues at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute have discovered that compounds that disrupt our cells’ inner skeleton (called microtubule-destabilizing agents) can greatly enhance oncolytic virus cancer therapy in mouse and cell culture models.

  • April 22, 2015

    The Terry Fox Research Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its cancer research programs for 2015-2016 funded by the Terry Fox Foundation. Please check the Research section of the website for further details on competitions for The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants, The Terry Fox New Investigator Awards and The Terry Fox Research Institute’s Translational Projects.

  • April 20, 2015

    Ottawa, ON -- Terry Fox funded researchers in Ottawa have found a way to make pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to cancer-killing viruses, known as oncolytic viruses. In a paper published today in Nature Medicine, the scientists describe how they can exploit the communication, or cross-talk, between pancreatic cancer and a specific cell type that supports the tumour.

  • April 14, 2015

    The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s 2015 Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be held November 8 to 10, 2015 in Montréal. This year TFRI is a gold supporter and part of the planning committee for the event. The deadline for abstract submissions is May 15, 2015. An Early Bird registration fee is available until August 31, 2015. For more information download the promotional leaflet or visit www.ccra-acrc.ca/conference.

  • April 13, 2015

    This weekend marked the 35th anniversary of the start of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, when he set off from St. John's NL on April 12, 1980. In the 35 years since that day over $650 million has been raised in Terry's name for cancer research. Terry's older brother, Fred Fox, has challenged the country to once again raise $1 for every Canadian as The Terry Fox Foundation hopes to raise $35 million this year. Read the full story on the CBC website.

  • April 07, 2015

    To mark the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, the Canadian Museum of History has opened a special exhibit Terry Fox - Running to the Heart of Canada. For more information see the Canadian Museum of History website: http://www.historymuseum.ca/terryfox/

  • March 05, 2015

    TFRI is saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Cy Frank, President and CEO of Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, a TFRI partner.

    TFRI extends its condolences to Dr. Frank's family and friends and to the research community members in Alberta.

    Announcement from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions

  • January 30, 2015

    To mark the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, The Terry Fox Foundation will be hosting a special walk and run in Terry's home town of Port Coquitlam. The Terry Fox Training Run on April 4 will include a 10-mile (16 km) run following the route in Port Coquitlam that Terry used to train for his cross-Canada trek. http://www.tricitynews.com/news/290261251.html

  • January 15, 2015

    The Terry Fox Research Institute congratulates Dr. John Bell and his team on their award of $25 million in funding from the Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence. Dr. Bell will launch Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment (BioCanRx), a new national initiative to move promising cancer biotherapeutics, such as cancer-killing viruses and immune cell therapies, from discovery to clinical trials.

  • December 09, 2014

    Over 260 people attended the first TFRI-Ontario Node Research Symposium on Monday, Dec. 8, at the the MaRS Discovery Centre, Toronto.