Bob Zhang, Author at NFCR

Bob Zhang

Cancer Research Week through the years

Since 2016, the National Foundation for Cancer Research has hosted Cancer Research Week as part of the Play4TheCure program. The goal of Cancer Research Week being to engage the Mid-Atlantic region basketball community to support a locally-based cancer research organization. With the help of Gonzaga College High School Head Basketball Coach Steve Turner and Friendship Collegiate Head Basketball Coach Bryan Bartley in the Washington D.C. metro area we were able to establish a number of relationships in a hotbed of talented basketball players and well-known coaches. Now heading into its third year, we can take a look at how Cancer Research Week has grown and evolved over the years.

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Top 10 fundraisers of 2017, as of 12/15/2017

12/19/2017, BETHESDA, MD—As the year comes to an end, we want to take the time to celebrate the accomplishments of our hardworking teams and coaches. We’re grateful to have the support of our all of teams working together to make a difference in cancer research for a CURE. They did bake sales, sold t-shirts, and shared some inspirational stories. Here are our top fundraisers of 2017, with some insight on how they got there:

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Fall 2017 | Top Ten Fundraisers as of October 31

In the name of friendly competition, we’re highlighting our top ten fundraisers so far this fall as a way to honor and acknowledge the teams who work so hard to support Play4TheCure. Please note that this list only represents teams that have sent in their donations as of October 31, 2017 and we will continue to update this list through the end of the year as more donations come in! We’re grateful for all the teams that donate to Research for a Cure, big and small.

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NFCR President and COO to co-organize and speak at SNOChina 2018

The Society for Neuro-Oncology of China has invited Dr. Sujuan Ba, the president and chief operating officer of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), to give a lecture at its annual meeting, SNOChina 2018, to be held in Changsha, Hunan on March 16-17, 2018.  The Society will present the event in association with NFCR, a co-organizer, along with the Chinese Medical Doctor Association, Beijing Neurosurgical Institute, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Clinical Center for Glioma, Capital Medical University and Xiangya Hospital of Central South University.

SNOChina 2018 will include lectures on several topics related to oncology, including cell biology, pathology, genetics, pharmacology, radiology surgery and new therapies to manage brain tumors. It is an opportunity for neuro-oncology clinicians and researchers to share their findings, connect with each other and explore future collaboration, expected to attract over 1,000 participants.

The National Foundation for Cancer Research is proud to co-organize SNOChina 2018 as part of the GBM AGILE initiative. GBM AGILE is a collaboration between various organizations including NFCR, the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) and the National Biomarker Development Alliance. GBM AGILE is a revolutionary global collaboration to test and develop new treatments for glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. Dr. Ba is also the founder and chief executive officer of AFCR.

Registration and other details for SNOChina 2018 are available at this link.

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Weekend Roundup, October 13, 2017 | Ethel Walker Play Day

The weekend of October 13, 2017 more than a dozen teams will rally to Play4TheCure in support of cancer research, including the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT who is hosting their annual Play4TheCure Play Day.

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All 9 NEWMAC Field Hockey Coaches to Play4TheCure

The weekend of October 7, 2017 all 9 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Field Hockey Coaches are set to dedicate games to Play4TheCure. Their campaign to raise funds together was spearheaded by Babson Head Coach, Julie Ryan who can be seen below talking about why the cause is important to her and her team.

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Burlington Township Field Hockey Play4TheCure 2017

In celebration of nearly a decade of support for the National Foundation for Cancer Research, Burlington Township High School in New Jersey will Play4TheCure again on October 11, 2017.

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2016 Annual Report

Below is a digital version of NFCR’s 2016 Annual Report.

You can now read about the cancer research accomplishments that year!

(Turn the pages by clicking the arrows on the top left corner.)

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