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

  • July 14, 2016

    International stem cell scientists, co-led in Canada by Terry Fox-funded scientist Dr. John Dick and in the Netherlands by Dr. Gerald de Haan, have discovered the switch to harness the power of cord blood and potentially increase the supply of stem cells for cancer patients needing transplantation therapy to fight their disease.

  • June 14, 2016

    Terry Fox-funded cancer researchers in BC led an international study to develop a new method to improve diagnosis of a rare sub-type of ovarian cancer that has been notoriously difficult to accurately identify. The team has created an algorithm to diagnose and predict the clinical course of granulosa cell cancers of the ovary.

  • March 15, 2016

    Rolly Fox-smallRolland (Rolly) Murray Fox was born March 22, 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rolly was the third of nine children born to Rodney Fox and Bertha (Shale) Fox...

  • 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.

  • February 04, 2016

    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

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

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