Accessing cancer care for patients is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to announcement from the Terry Fox Research Institute.
Dozens of speakers and guests gathered next to the Terry Fox monument on Water Street in downtown St. John’s this morning for the unveiling of the pan-Canadian Marathon of Hope Cancer Cares Network.
The new network will join hospitals, research institutes, and universities—including Memorial University—from coast-to-coast to help deliver precision medicine for cancer patients.
Essentially, the new network will help ensure patients get the treatments they need when they need it.
The federal government announced over $150-million in funding over the next five years, which will be matched by the Terry Fox Research Institute.
Dr. Sherri Christian, an associate professor with the Department of Biochemistry at MUN, says the new network is the start of a new era for cancer research in the country.