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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 study shows viruses and checkpoint inhibitors work together to cure resistant breast cancer in mice

    A new study led by TFRI-funded researchers at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and the University of Ottawa suggests that a combination of two immunotherapies (oncolytic viruses and checkpoint inhibitors) could be much more successful in treating breast cancer and possibly other cancers.

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  • The Potential of Precision Medicine: TFRI's 2017 ASM Photos Now Online

    More than 200 cancer researchers attended TFRI's 8th Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver on Nov. 4. Photos of the event are now posted, check out the gallery here.

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  • Milestone Videos: TFRI Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    This was a big year for the Terry Fox Research Institute: 2017 marked our 10th anniversary. Here are two videos we created to celebrate this milestone, telling the story of TFRI's origins, and how we are achieving Terry Fox's dream of finding cures for cancer through research.

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  • Canadian pediatric researchers, funders join forces, commit $16.4M to give young people across the country a fighting chance against cancer

    For the first time in Canadian history, more than 30 pediatric cancer research and funding organizations have joined forces through Terry Fox PROFYLE, a pan-Canadian project to give children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer.

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Our Cancer Research

Family proud of how son "paid it forward" so others may benefit from research 

Adam Coules graduated from business school with honours, was a professionally trained pastry chef, travelled in Southeast Asia, raised thousands of dollars for cancer research, and was engaged to the love of his life. An impressive list of accomplishments for any young man. Even more amazing? He achieved it all while fighting glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer.

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Achieving Terry Fox's Dream Through Cancer Research

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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