The Terry Fox Research Institute functions as the research arm of The Terry Fox Foundation. In this capacity, the Institute invests and manages approximately $27 million in combined funding for discovery and translational research and training for future scientists and clinicians in cancer research.
The discovery portfolio and pan-Canadian translational research projects are focused on moving discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic more quickly for the benefit of cancer patients. The Terry Fox Foundation has committed up to $50 million over TFRI's first five years for this purpose. In addition, TFRI manages the Foundation's annual research investment in biomedical, cure-oriented discovery research as well as its investment in research training programs.