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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

  • New test identified to detect men at high risk of aggressive prostate cancer

    TFRI New Investigator Paul Boutros is among a team of researchers who have found a new test that can help to determine men at high risk for aggressive prostate cancer. The findings, published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, could help fill an unmet need for reliable genetic testing for prostate cancer from a simple blood sample.

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  • Multiple Myeloma Announcement

    New Brunswick-led national research team aims for tailored treatments for patients with incurable multiple myeloma through Terry Fox Research Institute's $5-million investment.

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  • Cambridge MP Bryan May congratulates TFRI and partners in House of Commons

    In the House of Commons today, Cambridge MP Bryan May congratulated TFRI and its joint pilot project partners -- The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the BC Cancer Agency -- for their new partnership to accelerate precision medicine. You can listen to his remarks on You Tube. or read them below.

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  • The Terry Fox Research Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and BC Cancer Agency launch innovative pilot project to accelerate precision medicine in Canada

    The Terry Fox Research Institute and two leading cancer centres in Canada -- the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the BC Cancer Agency -- have launched an innovative pilot project to accelerate precision medicine for their cancer patients.

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Featured patient story

Colorectal cancer patient shares her story

Torontonian Erika Schroedersecker never imagined she would be diagnosed with colon and uterine cancers while in her late forties -- and she was even more shocked to discover both cancers were caused by Lynch Syndrome, a heritable cancer predisposition syndrome.

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Watch our videos about TFRI-funded research on glioblastoma.

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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