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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

  • Nov. 23, 2016: TFRI-BC Node Research Day

    There's still time to register for the 6th Annual TFRI-BC Node Research Day to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 in Vancouver.

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  • Dec. 5, 2016 Ontario Node Symposium: "Innovating Towards Transformative Cancer Care"

    Mark your calendars! TFRI's Ontario Node Symposium will be held on Monday, December 5th this year with the theme of Innovating Towards Transformative Cancer Care.

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  • TFRI's 2017 ASM meeting date, location

    In 2017, TFRI will hold its Annual Scientific Meeting on November 4th to coincide with the national meeting of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Vancouver (Nov. 5-7th). Stay tuned for more details.

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  • TFRI seeks co-ordinator, projects and database management

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual in the full-time role of Co-ordinator, Projects and Database Management to join our small headquarters team in Vancouver supporting the Institute’s Canada-wide programs.

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Featured Patient Story

Bouncing back from radiation treatment to treat brain tumour

When Valeriya Zolotorgova was 10, her mother began to notice significant changes in the young girl’s hearing and vision. Following visits to doctors, Valeriya was eventually diagnosed with a brain tumour, medulloblastoma, the most common childhood malignant brain tumour with a 30 to 40 per cent mortality rate.

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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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