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The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI), named for Canadian icon Terry Fox, is built on Terry's dream to end cancer through research.

News & Notices

  • Restoring stem cells to a fetal-like state could provide a therapeutic alternative for acute leukemias

    A team of TFRI-funded scientists in Vancouver has discovered that restoring a signaling pathway that is prevalent in fetal stem cells but dormant in adult ones may provide an alterative treatment for acute T-cell leukemia (T-ALL).

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  • CEST MRI may be able to measure patient response to chemotherapy within 24 hours after first dosage

    TFRI researchers at Sunnybrook Hospital have found that CEST MRI technology can be used to detect cancer cell death in mice within 24 hours of receiving chemotherapy, much sooner than current methods.

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  • New finding suggests that disrupting interaction between MYC and G9a could stop cancer growth

    New technology has helped a TFRI-funded multidisciplinary research team identify how MYC – a key driver of human cancer – works, cracking open the possibility for new targets and treatments to stop it in its tracks.

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  • Montreal research team identifies SREBF1 as a new, targetable regulatory pathway in prostate cancer

    The newly discovered pathway, SREBF1, was found to be directly responsible for controlling prostate cancer cell metabolism. It can be targeted with several pharmacological approaches already in use to treat other diseases.

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PATIENT STORY

How new treatments and a strong support system gave new hope to this multiple myeloma patient


Trevor Richard had never heard of multiple myeloma before being diagnosed with the disease last year. Now, thanks to his family and his doctors, Richard is cancer free and has started doing what so many other cancer patients have done in the past: sharing his story – and his genetic data – to help others learn more about the disease, and feel better in the process. 

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Achieving Terry's Dream Through Research

Our Mission & Vision


Terry's vision unites us and inspires our research excellence, innovation and creativity. The Terry Fox Research Institute is a collaboratively oriented, pan-Canadian organization focused on improving cancer research outcomes for the benefit of cancer patients everywhere. We invest in and manage translational research projects across Canada and function as the research arm of The Terry Fox Foundation, managing and overseeing its discovery and training portfolios. We want to ensure that today’s best science becomes tomorrow’s affordable medicine.

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