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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

  • Agenda posted for TFRI's Atlantic Node 2018 Cancer Research Conference

    The Terry Fox Research Institute's Atlantic Node and Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute will be hosting their annual Cancer Research Conference on November 5th and 6th, 2018.

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  • 2018 Terry Fox Run Challenge: TFRI teams show immense support, raise over $90k for research

    TFRI-funded researchers showed up in full force for the 38th annual Terry Fox Run, adding a splash of purple to run sites across the country and raising a whopping $90,399.45 for cancer research.

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  • TFRI Ontario Node Day to be held on December 10, 2018

    The Terry Fox Research Institute's Ontario Node will be holding its annual Research Symposium on December 10, 2018 at the MaRS Auditorium (conference facility/lower level).

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  • Discovery of CD33 in human cord blood cells may affect design of targeted AML therapies

    This new discovery provides a possible explanation of why some trials that have used CD33 as a potential target for AML therapies have shown specific toxicities expected from a loss of normal stem cells.

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How immunotherapy gave new hope to this melanoma patient

Stan Czebruk was hiking with a friend in the Scottish Highlands when he got an unexpected call from his wife Irene back in Montreal. “Irene’s voice was breaking up and she began telling me that she had spoken to my doctor, who said that the cyst I had gotten checked out on my earlobe a few months back was actually melanoma,” Czebruk remembers. “She said it was serious and that I had to come back as soon as possible."

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Achieving Terry's Dream Through Research

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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