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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.

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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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  • B.C. Lung Screen Trial recruiting 2,000 people for cancer screening study

    The B.C. Lung Screen Trial at Vancouver General Hospital is currently recruiting 2,000 individuals from the Lower Mainland who are between 55 and 80 years of age, with at least a 30-pack-years smoking history to take part in a new research project.

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  • Terry Fox research team’s model for detecting lung cancer saves lives, is a world leader: study

    A pan-Canadian team of cancer researchers has developed a predictive model for detecting early-stage lung cancer in high-risk individuals with significantly greater accuracy than other leading models. This Terry Fox Research Institute study suggests the team’s innovative approach could be considered for use in lung cancer screening programs both in Canada and around the world.

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Our Pediatric Cancer Research

Terry Fox PROFYLE: 'Improving the outcomes of young people with cancer, one child at a time'

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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Terry Fox PROFYLE: Bringing hope to young Canadians who need it the most

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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