Here are the latest TFRI news stories. See our archive for a full history of news.
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.
October 14, 2015
To honour the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, many Terry Fox-funded research teams across Canada took up the challenge of fundraising for this year’s Terry Fox Run. Nearly 20 research teams took part and raised more than $70,000. One team in particular set the bar high for future years – the oncolytic virus team led by Dr. John Bell in Ottawa raised over $35,000.
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.
September 02, 2015
The family of Canadian icon Terry Fox will reflect on 35 years of dedication to cancer research and Terry’s memory when they and 50-plus “Terry Foxers” hike 18 kilometres to the summit of Mount Terry Fox in Valemount, BC on Sunday, September 6.
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.
Guelph, Ontario - For the first time, funds raised for cancer research by the Terry Fox Foundation through the annual Terry Fox Run will be used to study osteosarcoma in dogs. Osteosarcoma is the form of bone cancer that took Terry Fox’s leg, and eventually his life in 1981. Dogs develop osteosarcoma at a rate 10 times higher than humans.
July 10, 2015
Terry Fox-funded researchers are key members of a Canadian team to have launched the world’s first clinical trial of a new therapy that uses a combination of two viruses to attack and kill cancer cells, and stimulate an anti-cancer immune response. Previous research by this team and others worldwide suggests that this approach could be very powerful, and could have fewer side effects than conventional chemotherapy and radiation.
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.