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Press Release | February 06, 2023

Outstanding early-career researchers will receive just over $2 million after winning 2023 Terry Fox New Investigator Award

The Terry Fox Research Institute has named five promising early-career researchers as the recipients of the 2023 Terry Fox New Investigator Awards. The awards, which support future leaders in cancer research, provide an investment of just over $2M over the next three years to support scientific advances in leukemia, prostate, lung and pediatric brain cancers.

The award recipients are: 

“The Terry Fox Research Institute is delighted to support these five promising researchers as they establish their research groups,” says Dr. Jim Woodgett, TFRI President and Scientific Director. “They are the future of cancer research in this country and we look forward to supporting their progress as they join us in our efforts to control and end cancer.” 

Notably, Dr. Courtney Jones has been named the inaugural Dr. Victor Ling Terry Fox New Investigator. This award, named after TFRI’s founding president and scientific director, distinguishes the highest ranked Terry Fox New Investigator of the year.

“Dr. Ling has been a trailblazer in cancer research in Canada for decades and receiving an award in his name is a great and humbling honour,” says Dr. Jones. “I hope I can do this honour justice by making findings that have an impact on the lives of patients.”

About the Terry Fox New Investigator Awards

The Terry Fox New Investigator Award provides research operating grants to future leaders as they develop their independent careers in cancer research. The awards program pairs competition winners with two or more senior investigators of an established Canadian research group. Candidates must be scientific and clinical investigators within the first five years of a first faculty-level appointment in Canada.