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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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  • One in two Canadians will get cancer, but research offers hope for cures

    Terry’s dream was to fund research to cure cancer, and he inspired us with that dream. We believe that it is through research that cures to cancer will be found, and survival rates for even the most challenging cancers will continue to increase.

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  • TFRI's Dr. Victor Ling recognized for breakthrough in fighting drug-resistant cancers

    Dr. Victor Ling, president and scientific director of The Terry Fox Research Institute, has been recognized by The Vancouver Sun for his breakthrough in fighting drug-resistant cancers.

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  • Canadian study identifies predictive genomic signature for high-risk prostate cancer

    Understanding why some prostate cancer tumours are indolent while others eventually kill patients is the focus of many within the global cancer research community. A top Canadian research team has provided new answers with the potential to change the way aggressive tumours are treated and, importantly, improve cure rates.

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  • B.C. team study detects rare ovarian cancer mutation in ctDNA of patients

    The finding by a B.C. team studying rare and forme fruste tumours is important in that it may help to identify women at risk of relapse for the disease, as well as to provide a non-invasive way to monitor patients in follow-up.

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Patient Story: Childhood Eye Cancer

'The worst is behind us': Triplets diagnosed with rare childhood eye cancer thriving

The odds of having identical triplets are very low. The odds of having identical triplets with a rare childhood eye cancer are nearly non-existent.

Yet this is the situation Alberta residents Leslie and Richard Low found themselves in when their two-month old sons were diagnosed with retinoblastoma (RB).

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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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