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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.

  • 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

  • July 09, 2012

    2011 New Investigator awardees receive $1.7 million

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