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  • February 04, 2016

    What if there was a way to destroy cancer cells and stimulate a patient’s own immune system to attack tumours, while leaving healthy tissues unharmed? The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) has awarded Dr. Guy Ungerechts (The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa) a $450,000 New Investigator grant to develop innovative new treatments to achieve just that.

  • January 13, 2016

    New research co-funded by the Terry Fox Research Institute offers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children with recurrent medulloblastoma, the most common cancerous brain tumour in children. The study was conducted by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the BC Cancer Agency and is part of the Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC) project.

  • April 20, 2015

    Ottawa, ON -- Terry Fox funded researchers in Ottawa have found a way to make pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to cancer-killing viruses, known as oncolytic viruses. In a paper published today in Nature Medicine, the scientists describe how they can exploit the communication, or cross-talk, between pancreatic cancer and a specific cell type that supports the tumour.

  • November 24, 2014

    The Terry Fox Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Britt Andersen as its new Executive Director, effective November 24, 2014.

  • November 13, 2014

    The Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) is pleased to announce that Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will participate in the Terry Fox Run being held in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday November 15, 2014.

  • September 10, 2014

    Terry Fox Foundation takes aim at hard-to-treat cancers and personalized treatment with multimillion-dollar research investment at six leading Toronto cancer centres

  • February 07, 2014

    TFRI’s efforts to improve outcomes for colorectal cancer patients received a vote of confidence this week with the announcement that a pan-Canadian initiative comprising colorectal researchers supported by TFRI, has been awarded $15-million from the federal government to establish a Business-Led Network of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) in Precision Therapeutics

  • October 09, 2013

    The Terry Fox Foundation tackles "unmet cancer needs" with $13.6-million for rare tumour, lymphoma and early-stage prostate and esophogeal cancer research

  • September 04, 2013

    Terry Fox Research Institute-Led study develops new clinical tool that accurately classifies, nine out of ten times, benign and malignant spots on lung CT scans of smokers

  • June 27, 2013

    Study extended to June 2015. The Terry Fox Research Institute and partners inject $1.5 million into national lung cancer study to answer additional key questions about screening high-risk individuals

  • April 10, 2013

    Terry Fox Research Institute and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Partner On Innovative Tumour-Targeting Approach For Treating Cancer

  • October 11, 2012

    The Terry Fox Foundation provides $13.4 million for world-class, novel research into fighting cancer with viruses and finding ways to treat acute leukemias

  • September 11, 2012

    The Terry Fox Foundation announces Governor General of Canada as Patron

  • September 06, 2012

    New national initiative unites university students from coast to coast in honour of Canadian hero Terry Fox's legacy for cancer research

  • July 25, 2012

    New pan-Canadian Terry Fox Research Institute network receives close to $4-million to find better tools to treat prostate cancer

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