NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka, Author at NFCR

The Powerful Impact of the HPV Vaccine on Cervical Cancer Cases

Cervical cancer cases are declining, and we can thank the HPV vaccine! Each year, cervical cancer claims the lives of over 300,000 women. This disease affects women of all ages worldwide, often presenting without symptoms giving it the nickname “silent killer.” Thankfully, due to screening and HPV vaccines, diagnoses in the U.S. have declined…...

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5 Ways You Can Help Cancer Patients

At the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), we often talk about how a donation of any amount can significantly impact cancer research. However, we appreciate that it isn’t always possible to contribute monetarily – especially right after the holidays. Though NFCR focuses on funding game-changing and innovative studies by…...

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Wellness Travel Trending and Other Pandemic Impacts

Air travel seems to be slowly returning to normal with flights scheduled across the globe. However, there is no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has shaken up what we can expect from travel. Aside from mandatory masks on flights, how has your travel experience changed since your last trip? Let’s take…...

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Want to Drink Less This Year? Follow These CDC Guidelines

Every year, people worldwide make New Year’s resolutions to reach their goals, improve their health, and better their lives. The United States government found that about half of the most popular resolutions made each year are health-related. Some examples include eating more nutritiously, exercising, managing stress, and drinking less alcohol.  Drinking…...

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Celebrating Safely: What You Need to Know About the Genetic Risk of Alcohol-Related Cancers

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year – with most weekends and evenings filled with gatherings and events with loved ones. As the holiday period creeps closer, the calendars get busier. While an absolutely joyous time, it is also a time of excess, especially when it comes…...

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Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes: Root Vegetables for Cancer Prevention

The cold weather can only mean one thing – it’s stew season! No winter vegetable stew is complete without a solid variety of root vegetables – especially the classic yet versatile potato! Potatoes are a root vegetable, which means the part that grows underground is consumed by humans rather than the…...

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What is a Donor-Advised Fund & How to Get Started?

Maybe you’ve heard about donor-advised funds before, or perhaps it’s a brand new concept. Either way, it’s safe to admit that it can be a little overwhelming at first. Donor-advised funds are gaining much popularity with charities and donors interested in maximizing their impact and tax benefits.  Before diving into…...

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Better Understanding of Enzyme Mutation Process Provides Hope for New Pathways to Treatment

Why do protein enzymes cluster together? Few people have bothered to ask this question. Still, a dedicated group of researchers recently embarked on a journey to find the answer. What they found could change many facets of health and healthcare.  The research team, including NFCR-funded senior author Dr. Paul Schimmel, undertook…...

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Digital Health Passports: The Future of Travel?

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll out sprawls across the globe, many countries are looking at ways to ensure the travel industry can safely pick back up. In a post-pandemic world, travelers should be prepared to use digital health passports to prove vaccination status to make it easier to enter certain countries or be exempt…...

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