NFCR Writer Amy Yates, Author at NFCR

NFCR Writer Amy Yates

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1999, September has been recognized as National Prostate Awareness Month. In this month, health professionals, researchers, survivors and families take special efforts to increase public knowledge, promote screening, increase education and support research. In 2018, it is estimated that nearly 165,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with…...

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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic cancer poses a large threat to the health of women across the globe. With September being devoted to special attention to the category of diseases, this NFCR blog post will go into some detail....

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day in the United States, an average of 42 families are hit with the tragic news that their child has cancer. Childhood cancer is still the leading cause of death in children under 15 years old. This is, despite the 30% increase, from 50% to 80%, in 5-year survival…...

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Simple, Fresh and Tasty Summer Salad

Summer, as wonderful as it is, can bring high heat, humidity and higher levels of physical activity, making unappealing even moderately heavy meals....

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Epigenetics, Methylation and Cancer

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species forever changed the way we think about how we and the world developed. It laid the foundation for the entire field of modern genetics and empowered generations of scientists and skeptical thinkers....

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Exercise for Sarcoma Patients

Exercise and stretching are important for everyone and at all times. They are especially key after being diagnosed with sarcoma....

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: Bringing Light to “the Forgotten Cancer”

We all know that a pink ribbon symbolizes the fight against breast cancer; but, what does a yellow ribbon symbolize? Can recognizing and bringing attention to the yellow ribbon help “the forgotten cancer” emerge into understanding? The yellow ribbon has many important meanings, including support for our troops, suicide prevention…...

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Independence from Cancer

Freedom is a proudly and deeply held American value. It encapsulates the essence of the country’s founding and demonstrates the strength associated with its pursuit. And, while it may have begun with freedom from the Church of England and colonial rule, its momentous force has undoubtedly seeped into all areas…...

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Cancer Friendly Summer Activities

Summer is a time of free expression, celebration and outdoor engagement, regardless of cancer. It’s true that energy may be lacking, spirits low and strength minimized when dealing with cancer, but there are still fun ways to engage in summer activity and experience the joys which summer facilitates. In fact,…...

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Potential Breakthrough in Cancer-Fighting Nanomedicine

The term nanomedicine, alluding to technologies with mechanisms and surface area characteristics sized in terms of billionths of a meter, has held promise for years, but breakthroughs specific to therapies have been limited. After five years of intense collaborative work by distinguished scientists from Arizona State University (ASU) and China’s…...

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