Crizotinib Plus Radiation May Reduce NF2-Related Hearing Loss

A study co-authored by National Foundation for Cancer Research Fellow Dr. Rakesh Jain hints that adding the cancer drug crizotinib to the radiation therapy for tumors associated with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) may lessen the hearing loss that often precipitates from…

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Team Spotlight: George Washington University Club Field Hockey

“No matter who you are, cancer has most likely affected you in some way,” explains Jackie Clarke, GW Club Field Hockey Community Service Chair, on why founders chose Play4TheCure and how it became a tradition. “Due to the unfortunate wide…

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Stomach Cancer Awareness

From the moment the calendar flips from October to November, bellies across the country start to rumble. With Thanksgiving at the end of the month, who can help but to think about the wonderful meal which awaits? Whether it be…

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NFCR Breakthroughs: Targeted Lung Cancer Therapy

A Match Made Possible A discovery by a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Daniel Haber, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist supported by the National Foundation for Cancer Research since 2003, now represents a source of hope for many patients with…

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Veterans Day: Honor Our Heroes

The fact that we live in the “land of the free” is too often taken for granted. Unfortunately, many Americans often become complacent, and nearly forget the brave men and women who have risked everything to keep America the beacon…

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New Type of Lung Cancer Identified

A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a new kind of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). While the general public may not consider this particularly good news, the identification paves the way for developing more specific and personalized medicine…

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Global Coalition for Adaptive Research (GCAR) Names Gary Gordon Interim Chief Executive Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2018 CONTACT: Global Coalition for Adaptive Research Rachel Rosenstein-Sisson, Executive Assistant E-mail: rrosenstein.sisson@gcaresearch.org / Phone: 617-299-6471 National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161…

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National Family Caregivers Month

Nearly every month is dedicated to shining awareness on particular diseases. It is an incredible way to educate those unfamiliar with an illness, as well as to assist those affected in finding support systems. These awareness months also extend beyond…

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Dr. John Schiller Discusses the Power of NFCR Funding

Dr. Schiller and Dr. Lowy’s work is made possible through funding from foundations like NFCR that support innovative outside the box research responsible for major medical discoveries. See why Dr. Schiller thinks funding a wider range of research has the…

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November Is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Even in the company of other vicious diseases, pancreatic cancer is particularly nasty: The one-year relative survival rate is 20% and the five-year rate is 7%. It ranks third in cancer-related deaths in the United States, and it is expected…

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Anita ‘Sarge’ Kellman

Sarge says, “Take Charge!” Sometimes the best things in life just fall into place. That’s the way Anita ‘Sarge’ Kellman felt about the Beat Cancer Boot Camp franchise. What started as an exercise group to help her own patients take…

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Exercise and Cancer Patient Well-Being

Thanks to extensive research carried out by scientists worldwide, cancer diagnoses are increasingly met with positive prognoses. The question of “if” the patient will survive is more often being replaced with “how” they will survive.

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