Here are the latest TFRI news stories. See our archive for a full history of news.
May 27, 2015
The Fox family have enlisted the head of credit union Vancity to investigate options for a centre to honour Terry Fox and to display the thousands of artifacts from his Marathon of Hope. The proposed centre would also share with the public the cancer research legacy that has developed in the 35 years since Terry's run. Full news story.
May 26, 2015
The TFRI Prairie Node Symposium Day will take place on June 9, 2015 in Winnipeg, MB. Dr. Sean Egan (Hospital for Sick Children) will deliver the keynote speech on modelling metastatic breast cancer. For the full agenda, download the symposium program. Visit the Prairie Node page for more information on the Prairie Node and to download their Research Directory.
May 12, 2015
Over 200 researchers enjoyed warm Newfoundland hospitality when they attended TFRI's 6th Annual Scientific Meeting in St. John's Newfoundland. See the ASM page for more Images from the event.
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