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

  • April 28, 2016

    Visitors to our site who use mobile or tablet devices will see some welcome updates today as tfri.ca has had a mobile-friendly upgrade. By responding to the size of your browser you will find a menu and navigation modified for smaller screens that gets you where you want to go quickly and easily.

  • April 22, 2016

    Congratulations to Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI's President and Scientific Director, who has been honoured with the LifeSciences BC Dr. Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award celebrates his many contributions to cancer research over his career.

  • April 21, 2016

    A report by Statistics Canada suggests that women have significantly better survival outcomes than men for a majority of cancers in Canada. While the reasons are not yet understood, hormonal influences are thought to be an important factor. The full report, "Differences in cancer survival in Canada by sex" can be read on the Statistics Canada website.

  • April 21, 2016

    TFRI is now accepting submissions from researchers and research teams for our 2017 funding cycle. For more information see the competition pages for Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants, TFRI Translational Programs and Terry Fox New Investigator Awards.

  • April 21, 2016

    Are you a pediatric cancer researcher from a developing country, currently training in Canada? If so, you are are invited to apply for a Terry Fox International Pediatric Cancer Award. This is a new research award, made possible with funds from international Terry Fox runs. Deadline for applications: June 1, 2016. See the competition page for more information.

  • 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.

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