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

  • December 10, 2018

    Outstanding researchers from Montreal, Halifax and Toronto receive $1.35 million to find new treatments for metastatic and ovarian cancers

    Three outstanding early-career investigators from Montreal, Halifax and Toronto will each receive $450,000 over the next three years to explore new treatments for metastatic cancers like the one Terry Fox had and identify ways that immunotherapy can help ovarian cancer patients.

  • December 03, 2018

    Identification of new lymphoma sub-group by Terry Fox Research Institute-funded cancer researchers opens door for potential new treatments for hard-to-treat cancer

    The discovery by BC researchers of a group of bad actors ‘hidden’ within a cohort of good ones may translate into new hope for cancer patients diagnosed with a type of lymphoma that doesn’t respond well to treatment.

  • November 14, 2018

    TFRI BC Node researchers present their work during 2018 BC Cancer Summit

    The Terry Fox Research Institute's BC Node will host its annual Node Day on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.

  • October 16, 2018

    Agenda posted for TFRI's Atlantic Node 2018 Cancer Research Conference

    The Terry Fox Research Institute's Atlantic Node and Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute will be hosting their annual Cancer Research Conference on November 5th and 6th, 2018.

  • October 01, 2018

    2018 Terry Fox Run Challenge: TFRI teams show immense support, raise over $90k for research

    TFRI-funded researchers showed up in full force for the 38th annual Terry Fox Run, adding a splash of purple to run sites across the country and raising a whopping $90,399.45 for cancer research.

  • September 25, 2018

    TFRI Ontario Node Day to be held on December 10, 2018

    The Terry Fox Research Institute's Ontario Node will be holding its annual Research Symposium on December 10, 2018 at the MaRS Auditorium (conference facility/lower level).

  • September 10, 2018

    Discovery of CD33 in human cord blood cells may affect design of targeted AML therapies

    This new discovery provides a possible explanation of why some trials that have used CD33 as a potential target for AML therapies have shown specific toxicities expected from a loss of normal stem cells.

  • September 10, 2018

    New discovery answers long-held question about myelodysplastic syndromes

    In a study published in Nature Communications (June 2018), a team led by Dr. Aly Karsan (BC Cancer) suggests that the key to understanding how both bone marrow failure and acute leukemia, two seemingly opposite conditions, can be caused by MDS lays in the loss of two microRNAs (143 and 145), which activates a signalling pathway in marrow blood cells called TGFβ that suppresses the creation of blood stem cells while expanding the number of slightly more mature progenitor cells being created in the bone marrow

  • September 10, 2018

    Co-targeting EphA2/A3 reduces rGBM tumour growth in mice models

    A bi-specific antibody created by a TFRI-funded team has shown great promise in reducing tumour growth in patients with recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM).

  • September 10, 2018

    How do doctors really feel about active surveillance?

    A new study asking health care professionals why many men with low-risk prostate cancer opt for invasive treatments instead of active surveillance reveals need for clearer guidelines and education on this safe management system.

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