Your Impact

We're One Step Closer to a World
Without Cancer Thanks to You

We're One Step Closer to a World Without Cancer Thanks to You

YOUR IMPACT

Your generosity is making a life-changing difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families across Canada and beyond.

Every cancer diagnosis is devastating – but when it comes to research funding in Canada, some of the deadliest cancer types are underfunded relative to their cost to patients and society.

When you give to The Terry Fox Foundation, your donation supports high-impact research by the Terry Fox Research Institute that makes the greatest difference where it matters most – in the lives of patients.

To allocate its resources, the Terry Fox Research Institute has international experts evaluate the excellence and the potential for impact of all its research projects.

This approach allows donors to be confident that their investment is supporting the top 5% of Canadian researchers and their science.

YOUR IMPACT

Your generosity is making a life-changing difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families across Canada and beyond.

Every cancer diagnosis is devastating – but when it comes to research funding in Canada, some of the deadliest cancer types are underfunded relative to their cost to patients and society.

When you give to The Terry Fox Foundation, your donation supports high-impact research by the Terry Fox Research Institute that makes the greatest difference where it matters most – in the lives of patients.

To allocate its resources, the Terry Fox Research Institute has international experts evaluate the excellence and the potential for impact of all its research projects.

This approach allows donors to be confident that their investment is supporting the top 5% of Canadian researchers and their science.

WHY IT MATTERS

WHY IT MATTERS

Recent Research Highlights

Recent Research Highlights

Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict who will Respond to Cancer Therapy

A Terry Fox Research Institute-funded team in Toronto is using artificial intelligence to analyze MRI, CT scan and ultrasound images of tumours, unlocking information that the human eye can’t see. In doing so, they’ve been able to find new ways to determine exactly how cancer patients will react to certain treatments – months before the treatment is ever administered. 

Read more.

Moving Findings from the Lab to the Clinic

Early detection is key to improving outcomes for all cancer patients, but especially for patients with lung cancer. That’s why for over a decade, the TFRI has invested in a pan-Canadian research project focused on creating new ways to detect lung cancers early on. Evidence provided by this team helped push the government of British Columbia launch the first-of-its-kind lung cancer screening program, giving lung cancer patients a better chance to beat their cancers thanks to early detection and treatment.
 

Harnessing the Power of Light to Fight Cancer

Inspired by organisms found in nature, TFRI-funded researchers have created light-sensitive particles that could change how we treat cancer. These particles accumulate in tumours, and when activated by light, not only help surgeons locate tumours more accurately, but can also release drugs that kill cancer cells while sparing surrounding tissue.

Read more

Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict who will Respond to Cancer Therapy

A Terry Fox Research Institute-funded team in Toronto is using artificial intelligence to analyze MRI, CT scan and ultrasound images of tumours, unlocking information that the human eye can’t see. In doing so, they’ve been able to find new ways to determine exactly how cancer patients will react to certain treatments – months before the treatment is ever administered. 

Read more.

Moving Findings from the Lab to the Clinic

Early detection is key to improving outcomes for all cancer patients, but especially for patients with lung cancer. That’s why for over a decade, the TFRI has invested in a pan-Canadian research project focused on creating new ways to detect lung cancers early on. Evidence provided by this team helped push the government of British Columbia launch the first-of-its-kind lung cancer screening program, giving lung cancer patients a better chance to beat their cancers thanks to early detection and treatment.
 

Harnessing the Power of Light to Fight Cancer

Inspired by organisms found in nature, TFRI-funded researchers have created light-sensitive particles that could change how we treat cancer. These particles accumulate in tumours, and when activated by light, not only help surgeons locate tumours more accurately, but can also release drugs that kill cancer cells while sparing surrounding tissue.

Read more

We still have more to accomplish together. Canadians with cancer are depending on us – and on your continued support.

Thank you for bringing hope to those who need it most. 

To view the Terry Fox Foundation Financial Statements in more detail, please click here

For more information about the Terry Fox Research Institute, please visit their website: tfri.ca

We still have more to accomplish together. Canadians with cancer are depending on us – and on your continued support.

Thank you for bringing hope to those who need it most. 

To view the Terry Fox Foundation Financial Statements in more detail, please click here

For more information about the Terry Fox Research Institute, please visit their website: tfri.ca