National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Given recent innovation in cancer research and public awareness, most cancers are declining in frequency. Unfortunately, thyroid cancer is not following this trend. Thyroid cancer has actually seen an increase in frequency of about 4% every year throughout the last…

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The Lucy Fund: Words of a Mother

Lucy Elicker Stanovick, an English professor, writer, wife and mother of two, received the news that she had Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in April 2008. Although active, health conscious and just 42 years old, she was faced suddenly with…

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Peter Vogt: The Game Changer

The term “game changer” didn’t come into English usage until 1993, and since then it has been driven into the ground from overuse. But when applied to Dr. Peter Vogt, it is more than just hyperbole or overzealous marketing. When…

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

To bring attention to leukemia and lymphoma, Congress in 2010 designated September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month. These diseases are diagnosed in 14,000 people monthly within the United States. But with advances in treatment and technologies yielding earlier and earlier…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1999, September has been recognized as National Prostate Awareness Month. In this month, health professionals, researchers, survivors and families take special efforts to increase public knowledge, promote screening, increase education and support research. In 2018, it is estimated that…

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Mark It Down: The Development of Better Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers

“The trouble with ultrasound is that it doesn’t detect many ovarian cancers early,” says Robert Bast, M.D., Vice President for Translational Research at MD Andersen Cancer Center in Houston. Moreover, “Ultrasound doesn’t see really small cancers in the ovary.”

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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic cancer poses a large threat to the health of women across the globe. With September being devoted to special attention to the category of diseases, this NFCR blog post will go into some detail.

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Pediatric Cancer Drug Has 93 Percent Effectiveness

A new cancer drug, larotrectinib, has in a very early clinical trial been shown to have a 93% (14/15) effectiveness rate for pediatric cancers; that is to say, for not just one cancer, but many. Hailed by the U.S. Food…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day in the United States, an average of 42 families are hit with the tragic news that their child has cancer. Childhood cancer is still the leading cause of death in children under 15 years old. This is, despite…

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—in Depth: Tory Campbell

In addition to sharing her breast cancer story, Campbell wants to take her positive experience and pay it forward any way that she can. In hopes of helping others in the cancer community, she shares some of the biggest takeaways…

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Cloud Atlas

It’s called “the cloud,” but it is not the fluffy white thingees drifting overhead. It promises to revolutionize cancer care. By, of all things, sharing data. “In cancer, only about 4% of patients go on a clinical trial, but that…

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Local Students Play Jazz for a Cure

Dodos Combo is a jazz band from the Landon School in Bethesda, MD.  They helped launch NFCR’s Arts4TheCure program by performing at the 2018 Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research Award Ceremony held on May 5, 2018

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