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Here are the latest TFRI news stories. See our archive for a full history of news.

  • May 17, 2018

    A new study by Dr. Rebecca Auer, a member of TFRI's Oncolytical Virus project and a former recipient of the TFRI New Investigator Award, suggests that a common treatment for erectile dysfunction combined with the flu vaccine may be able to help the immune system mop up cancer cells left behind after surgery. The study, published in OncoImmunology, shows that this unconventional strategy can reduce the spread of cancer by more than 90 percent in a mouse model. It is now being evaluated in a world-first clinical trial.

  • May 10, 2018

    A new study led by a team of TFRI-funded researchers has uncovered the mechanisms through which deadly ovarian cancer cells escape the immune system, setting the stage for a better understanding of how and why patients respond to promising new immunotherapies.

  • May 01, 2018

    More findings from TFRI’s prestigious hypoxia team are continuing to change the cancer research landscape when it comes to understanding the role of the mTOR signalling pathway in the development and aggressiveness of prostate cancer.

  • April 25, 2018

    TFRI's Atlantic node and the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute will hold a joint workshop on May 25 for researchers and students in Atlantic Canada on the subject of "The Many Ways to Science." All details for the meeting can be found at https://www.fourwav.es/view/672/info/ .

  • April 06, 2018

    “If we could determine up front which patients were higher risk we might be able to adapt our treatment, and hopefully improve outcomes for patients,” says TFRI New Investigator Dr. Robert Kridel, a clinician-scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre who is studying follicular lymphoma with his new $450,000 award .

  • March 07, 2018

    Brain cancer research in Manitoba has received a boost with news that a local scientist has won a prestigious cancer research award from the Terry Fox Research Institute. Dr. Sachin Katyal, a biologist at CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba, is the first researcher in Manitoba to receive the $450,000 Terry Fox New Investigator award for his “quick-to-clinic” personalized medicine approach to better treat patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

  • March 06, 2018

    Canadian pancreatic cancer researchers are joining forces under a Terry Fox initiative bringing new hope for patients with this deadly disease.

  • February 15, 2018

    A Vancouver team led by TFRI-funded investigator Dr. David Huntsman has discovered an important therapeutic target for treating small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT). This is a rare, but extremely lethal, ovarian cancer in young women with no effective treatment.

  • February 15, 2018

    A pan-Canadian TFRI team of cancer researchers has developed a predictive model for detecting early-stage lung cancer in high-risk individuals with significantly greater accuracy than other leading models. This study suggests the team’s innovative approach could be considered for use in lung cancer screening programs both in Canada and around the world.

  • February 15, 2018

    A recent study by TFRI’s cancer metabolism group suggests nuclear mTOR (a kinase) also works as a transcriptional regulator of metabolism in the proliferation of prostate cancer.

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