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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

  • Canadian hero Terry Fox’s cancer research legacy lives on: VICE Sports

    Two features articles published by VICE Sports for Canada 150 are calling Terry Fox the most important athlete in Canadian history whose cancer research legacy lives on.

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  • Lung cancer screening may save both lives and money, study suggests

    New research from a TFRI-funded team suggests screening for lung cancer could save money – and lives – especially if it also identifies other tobacco-related conditions in high-risk individuals.

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  • One in two Canadians will get cancer, but research offers hope for cures

    Terry’s dream was to fund research to cure cancer, and he inspired us with that dream. We believe that it is through research that cures to cancer will be found, and survival rates for even the most challenging cancers will continue to increase.

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  • TFRI's Dr. Victor Ling recognized for breakthrough in fighting drug-resistant cancers

    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.

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Patient Story: Multiple Myeloma

‘Hope is what sustains all multiple myeloma patients’ says grandmother and patient advocate

Susan Collins loves curling, spending time with family and friends, visiting her two young granddaughters, walking her dog Triscuit, and being in nature as much as possible. These may seem like normal activities – but for the past three years Collins has been battling multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the bone marrow.

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Our cancer researchers share their Terry Fox inspiration stories

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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