Robyn Stoller, Author at NFCR

Robyn Stoller

FDA Approves First Cancer Drug Based on Genetics… Not Tumor Location

Just last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the cancer medicine— Keytruda® (generic name pembrolizumab)— to treat cancers that have a specific genetic mutation or biomarker. This is the first time a cancer treatment has been approved based on a biomarker rather than the body location where the…...

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7 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Health

When it comes to a diet rich in cancer-fighting foods, most experts agree that it should consist of a predominantly plant-based diet as fruits and vegetables. Since June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, it’s the perfect time to incorporate more healthy eating habits into your daily routine. Fruits and vegetables…...

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Attacking Metastatic Tumors in the Brain

Targeting HER3 could cripple metastatic cancers that have spread to the brain. (Bethesda, MD, June 5, 2017) Rakesh Jain, PhD, Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and supported by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, has discovered a novel mechanism behind…...

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Non-Invasive Liquid Biopsy Uncovers Key Information to Treat Cancer

A liquid biopsy can provide valuable insight into how to best fight cancer. This noninvasive diagnostic is particularly helpful for patients who cannot undergo a surgical biopsy or whose tumor sample has been exhausted. In the not-too-distant future, liquid biopsies may be used to guide cancer treatment decisions and even…...

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Meet Carmen Rice: A Courageous and Inspirational GBM Survivor

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Carmen Rice’s survival from Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) – the deadliest brain cancer that is widely regarded as incurable and universally fatal. GBM kills 91% of patients within three years of diagnosis and NFCR is part of a robust, international coalition working on innovative…...

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Highlights of ASCO 2017

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®) is the world’s leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. Each year, tens of thousands of oncology professionals, cancer researchers and patient advocates gather at The ASCO Annual Meeting  to discuss the latest in…...

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Simple, Sensational Cancer-Fighting Salsa

Snacking on salsa is a simple and tasty way to add cancer-fighting fruits and veggies to your diet.  With a variety of ingredients from tomatoes, jalapenos or habanero peppers to mangoes, pineapples, strawberries and even beans, salsa can spice up meal-time. Salsa is not just a savory dip for chips…...

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4 Must-Know Facts About the Deadliest Brain Tumor

Glioblastoma multiforme- also known as GBM- is the most lethal form of brain cancer in adults. This devastating brain cancer spreads into other parts of the brain very quickly and is usually not surgically curable. Typically, radiation and chemotherapy are given with the hopes of delaying tumor progression. If you or…...

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Brain Tumors

May is not just National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month, it’s also National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Background: Of the nearly 80,000 brain tumors diagnosed in the U.S. each year, approximately 32% are considered malignant – or cancerous. Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor…...

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