Terry Fox Research Institute

The Foundation is a leading national investor in cancer research, funding projects that span a wide variety of cancer sites. The Terry Fox Research Institute functions as its research arm, seeking to improve the outcomes of cancer research through a collaborative, team-oriented, milestone-based approach.

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Our Work: Research Projects

Research Projects

There are three areas of Terry Fox research funding: the discovery and development of new knowledge and technologies; translating discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic for the benefit of cancer patients; training and supporting the future leaders of cancer research. Please learn more about our exciting research projects.

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Our Work: Patient Stories

Patient Stories

When Terry was forced to end his Marathon of Hope because his cancer had returned, he said to his parents, “I don’t feel this is unfair. That’s the thing about cancer. I’m not the only one. It happens all the time to people.” Every day 617 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer, each one with a story of courage, determination, obstacles and triumphs. Read some of them here.

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