PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE
PROFYLE: 'Improving the outcomes of young people with cancer, one child at a time'
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CANADIAN HISTORY, more than 30 pediatric cancer research and funding organizations have joined forces through PROFYLE, a pan-Canadian project to give children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer.
Short for Precision Oncology For Young peopLE, PROFYLE's research and funding partners are working and fundraising together under a unique partnership that to date is providing funding support to molecularly profile the tumors of these patients, no matter where they live in Canada. For example, if Terry Fox had been diagnosed with cancer today, he would have been eligible for PROFYLE when the tumor returned and spread to his lungs.
A $5-million investment by the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) catalyzed bringing together top scientists and clinicians, research centers, cancer charities and foundations at children’s hospitals across the country to create new hope for young people who need it the most. hospitals across the country to create new hope for young people who need it the most.
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Backgrounder: Understanding Terry Fox PROFYLE