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TFRI News | November 08, 2022

TFRI's 9th Scientific Meeting brings cancer researchers from across Canada to Vancouver

Last weekend, the Terry Fox Research Institute held its 9th Scientific Meeting in Vancouver.

Over 230 delegates representing all our TFRI-funded projects were at the event, which featured scientific presentations from principal investigators and trainees from a number of our teams, including the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network. The event also featured a Terry Fox Run led by Darrell Fox and an emotional celebration dinner for Dr. Victor Ling, TFRI's founding president and scientific director, who retired in August 2021.

More importantly, the meeting served as an excellent reminder of one of Terry Fox's most important messages: that we are all a part of the Marathon of Hope and that we must all work together to find new ways to end cancer through research.


Rapid Fire and Poster Session Winners

The 9SM Organizing Committee would like to congratulate all the trainees who presented posters and rapid fire talks. As you heard throughout the event, you are the future of cancer research, and are an invaluable part of our research community.

The following trainees received awards at the 9SM:



  • First place: Khalid Al-Zahrani
  • Second place: Lan Valerie Tao & Cameron Herberts
  • Third place: Masroor Bayati



  • First place: Ahmad Malik
  • Second place: Huy-Dung Hoang
  • Third place: Ryan Ghorayeb (Dr. Chris Maxwell - supervisor - in photo)

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    (A note on the 📸 : Masks were worn throughout the event. We all held our breaths for 10 seconds to get the maskless photo!)