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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

  • TFRI's 2017 ASM meeting date, location

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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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  • TFRI ANNOUNCES 2016 FUNDING COMPETITION AWARD RECIPIENTS

    Vancouver, BC – Six outstanding Canadian research teams will use $27.3 million in new funding to engineer precision medicines for patients whose cancer has relapsed or for whom current treatments are ineffective or non-existent.

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  • “Smart” nanoparticle called PEARLs a promising gem to target, treat tumours with greater precision

    Dr. Gang Zheng and a team of biomedical researchers have discovered a “smart” organic, biodegradable nanoparticle that uses heat and light in a controlled manner to potentially target and ablate tumours with greater precision.

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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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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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