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NFCR Writer David Perry

American Flight Attendants at Higher Cancer Risk

New research from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that American flight attendants have a higher prevalence of several forms of cancer....

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Web Cavenee: In the Genes

In 2016, archeologists working in the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa found a piece of foot bone belonging to a hominid dating back 1.6 to 1.8 million years. This alone would create a buzz among scientists. But it was what was on the bone that generated headlines: This ancient human…...

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Grant Seeks to Increase Minorities in Cancer Research

In an attempt to bolster the numbers of minorities in cancer research, the Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CaseMed), in partnership with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a five-year grant, totaling $2.5 million to engage local underrepresented youth....

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Breakthrough in Ewing Sarcoma Research

Ewing sarcoma arises from an error occurring between two genes. This “abnormal fusion transcription factor” causes chaos by turning on genes that should be off, while turning off others that should be on....

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Dr. Harold Dvorak: The Trailblazer

“Tumors are wounds that don’t heal,” says Harold Dvorak, M.D., and if that sounds like an overly simplification, it is a foregone conclusion that some of the most complicated problems have very simple beginnings. A scientist funded by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) from 1980 to 2016, Dr.…...

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A Skin Cancer 101

Let’s just dispel the myths now: There is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Outside of a full suit of armor, there is no such thing as “sunblock;” in fact, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of the term. You can get skin cancer in places that…...

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Hot and Cold: A New Pancreatic Cancer Treatment?

It is established medical fact that either heating or freezing a cancer cell can kill it, but a new treatment out of the State University of New York at Binghamton (AKA Binghamton University) for pancreatic cancer involves using both, with the result being more of a whole tumor being destroyed.…...

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Man Up: June Is Men’s Health Month

“Even in the face of better, more accessible detection and prevention programs, we need men to recognize and adopt healthier lifestyles,” said President Bill Clinton when he proclaimed Men’s Health Week over 20 years ago. “No health care policy can replace the benefits that American men would reap from this…...

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Immunotherapy: Where We’re Headed

It is the “new territory” of oncology: Getting the immune system to successfully fight a standing cancer. No other biological system within our bodies is more suited, adept or evolved to such a purpose. Indeed, our immune system is remarkably successful in spotting and destroying the tiny genetic mutations from…...

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Douglas Lowy & John Schiller: An Ounce of Prevention

When Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., and John T. Schiller, Ph.D., receive the 2018 Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Cancer Research, it will set a precedent for the honor itself. By creating an effective vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), cause of practically all cervical tumors, Lowy and Schiller forged a means…...

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