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February 04, 2016
What if there was a way to destroy cancer cells and stimulate a patient’s own immune system to attack tumours, while leaving healthy tissues unharmed? The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) has awarded Dr. Guy Ungerechts (The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa) a $450,000 New Investigator grant to develop innovative new treatments to achieve just that.
It has been shown that regular screening of patients at high-risk for developing lung cancer reduces their chance of dying from it by up to 20 per cent. But is there a drawback to screening? Does low-dose computed tomographic (LDCT) emitted radiation cause long-term harm? TFRI New Investigator Dr. William Lockwood hopes to answer this important question with a $450,000 research award.
January 26, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we wish to share with Terry Foxers from coast to coast and around the world that our Dad and Grandfather, Rolland (Rolly) Fox, has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Terry Fox-funded researchers find that fluorescence visualization may drastically reduce cancer recurrence by clearly differentiating cancer cells from healthy tissue.
January 13, 2016
New research co-funded by the Terry Fox Research Institute offers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children with recurrent medulloblastoma, the most common cancerous brain tumour in children. The study was conducted by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the BC Cancer Agency and is part of the Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC) project.
November 10, 2015
Montreal – TFRI extends their congratulations to two Terry Fox-funded researchers who received awards at this week’s Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Montreal. Dr. Morag Park is the recipient of the award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research, while Dr. Nahum Sonenberg is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award.
November 09, 2015
Cancer researchers attending this year's Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Montreal rose early for the Terry Fox Early Morning Run. Darrell Fox took part and gave a short talk before the group set off.
September 15, 2015
In this 35th anniversary year of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, a $16-million injection of funding from the Terry Fox Foundation and three new research partners will enable four world-class Canadian research teams to find new ways to detect and treat high-risk and inherited cancers.
August 26, 2015
Terry Fox spent months in a pediatric ward for his bone cancer. Today, two of three Quebec researchers to receive funding from Terry Fox will pursue new ways to help children in hospital today who are battling a deadly form of leukemia. A third-funded researcher will test a recent molecular finding to see how the immune system might help kill prostate cancer tumour cells.
August 19, 2015
Vancouver, BC --Terry Fox’s research legacy continues in British Columbia 35 years after he set out on his Marathon of Hope. Two local cancer researchers will use nearly $1-million in new research funding to explore ways to treat leukemia and diagnose lymphoma using novel, non-detrimental or invasive approaches involving vitamin C and simple blood tests.