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  • May 29, 2017

    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.

  • May 24, 2017

    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.

  • May 18, 2017

    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.

  • May 17, 2017

    An article published in The National Post in mid-May has identified the Terry Fox Foundation as one of the best places to donate to cancer research in Canada.

  • April 25, 2017

    Awards to four New Investigators were recently made, with each award valued at $450,000 for a term of three years. Recipients are: Dr. Housheng Hansen He (UHN), Dr. Frédérick Mallette (UdeM), and Dr. Peter Stirling (BC Cancer Agency), and Dr. Trevor Pugh.

  • March 24, 2017

    TFRI New Investigator Paul Boutros is among a team of researchers who have found a new test that can help to determine men at high risk for aggressive prostate cancer. The findings, published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, could help fill an unmet need for reliable genetic testing for prostate cancer from a simple blood sample.

  • February 15, 2017

    New Brunswick-led national research team aims for tailored treatments for patients with incurable multiple myeloma through Terry Fox Research Institute's $5-million investment.

  • February 02, 2017

    The Terry Fox Research Institute and two leading cancer centres in Canada -- the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the BC Cancer Agency -- have launched an innovative pilot project to accelerate precision medicine for their cancer patients.

  • July 14, 2016

    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.

  • July 14, 2016

    International stem cell scientists, co-led in Canada by Terry Fox-funded scientist Dr. John Dick and in the Netherlands by Dr. Gerald de Haan, have discovered the switch to harness the power of cord blood and potentially increase the supply of stem cells for cancer patients needing transplantation therapy to fight their disease.

  • January 26, 2016

    Terry Fox-funded researchers find that fluorescence visualization may drastically reduce cancer recurrence by clearly differentiating cancer cells from healthy tissue.

  • 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.

  • April 14, 2015

    The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s 2015 Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be held November 8 to 10, 2015 in Montréal. This year TFRI is a gold supporter and part of the planning committee for the event. The deadline for abstract submissions is May 15, 2015. An Early Bird registration fee is available until August 31, 2015. For more information download the promotional leaflet or visit www.ccra-acrc.ca/conference.

  • April 13, 2015

    This weekend marked the 35th anniversary of the start of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, when he set off from St. John's NL on April 12, 1980. In the 35 years since that day over $650 million has been raised in Terry's name for cancer research. Terry's older brother, Fred Fox, has challenged the country to once again raise $1 for every Canadian as The Terry Fox Foundation hopes to raise $35 million this year. Read the full story on the CBC website.

  • April 07, 2015

    To mark the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope, the Canadian Museum of History has opened a special exhibit Terry Fox - Running to the Heart of Canada. For more information see the Canadian Museum of History website: http://www.historymuseum.ca/terryfox/

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