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5 Questions with Dr. Sujuan Ba, President & CEO of the National Foundation for Cancer Research

This article was originally published on the BioBuzz website. “5 Questions With…” is a weekly BioBuzz series where we reach out to interesting people in the BioHealth Capital Region to share a little about themselves, their work, and maybe something completely unrelated. This week we welcome 5 Questions with Dr.…...

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2021 Szent-Györgyi Prize Awarded to Pioneering Research Duo Who Have Paved the Path to Life-Saving T-Cell Receptor-Based Cancer Immunotherapies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2021 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Corporate Engagement & Global Program Development E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that the 2021 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research…...

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Teaming Up to Give Back: Two Generations of Penn Chemists Collaborate to Fight Cancer

In an 1856 letter to American botanist Asa Gray, Charles Darwin wrote, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”  Collaboration has clearly been central to the life and work of Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., President and CEO…...

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Cancer Research Applied to Develop COVID-19 Treatment Strategies

New publication by NFCR-supported scientist Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., applies cancer research findings to help COVID-19 treatment in different patient groups. Few drugs for COVID-19 appear to work well in unselected patients, but now a new mathematical model provides insight into which patients benefit from which treatments. Researchers and investigators, including…...

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Applications Open for the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Salisbury Award Competition for Entrepreneurial Translational Cancer Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2020 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Corporate Outreach E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 The Program is Designed to Catalyze and Advance Promising Cancer Research Innovations onto a Path of Commercialization and Patient Impact ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation…...

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Pink Smoothie for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to share with you this pink smoothie recipe packed with some of our favorite cancer-fighting foods. This pink smoothie is filling, nutritious, low in calories (about 315), and high in fiber. The berries supply valuable antioxidants, the orange juice is a great…...

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Meet Our Play4TheCure Fall 2020 Intern!

We are excited to introduce our Play4TheCure fall 2020 intern: Meredith Elliott!...

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Make a Will Month

Did you know that August is “National Make a Will Month”? It’s the perfect time to be reminded of the importance of drafting or updating your will to ensure your final wishes are executed as you intended. Despite the importance of having a will, many Americans never get around to…...

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In Remembrance of Dr. Zena Werb

The National Foundation for Cancer Research honors the life of Dr. Zena Werb, who passed on June 16th, 2020.  A world-renowned cell biologist, Dr. Werb was professor and vice-chair in the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and associate director for basic science at the…...

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Meet Our Play4TheCure Summer 2020 Interns!

We are excited to introduce our Play4TheCure summer 2020 interns: Elizabeth Brustman and Grace Tiedge!...

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