Play4TheCure Summer Series 2018

The Play4TheCure team is excited to take our fundraising activities on the road this Spring and Summer as we visit Minor League Baseball teams around Maryland and Virginia! Our partnership with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) was initiated by one of…

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Approximately 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the U.S. That’s well over 3 million diagnoses every year. Fortunately, skin cancer is one of…

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: 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…

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Hail, Bounteous May!

May is Cancer Research Awareness Month, a time highlighting the vital role of study and experimentation in the quest for cancer cures. As such, it is a particularly special month for the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR). If fact,…

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A new study on Gliblastoma supported by NFCR just published

Glioma subtypes determine how the dangerous brain tumors spread, evade anti-angiogenic treatment Molecular signatures of anti-angiogenic resistant cells could provide new treatment targets: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29681511 

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Michael Hall: TOR de Force

The discovery of rapamycin in 1972 did not create major waves in the oncology community. But in 1989, Michael N. Hall, Ph.D., took a second look, screening yeast cells for rapamycin resistance. That led to the discovery of TOR, or…

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Healthy Environment = Healthy Bodies

As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd of this year, we collectively draw attention to common environmentally friendly habits: use less plastic, reduce chemicals in the environment, cut down on air pollutants, and choose environmentally friendly farm products.

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5 Successful Fundraising Strategies We Learned from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

In case you missed it, Tuesday April 10, 2018 was Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s stores across the U.S. The Play4TheCure team was lucky enough to join the Georgetown, DC store for a second year in a row…

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Medical Coalition Led Largely by NFCR Unites to Battle Glioblastoma

Medical knowledge of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the deadliest form of brain cancer, has grown exponentially, but has not resulted in marked improvements in treatment for patients. Addressing this is GBM AGILE (GBM Adaptive Global Innovative Learning Environment), a global medical…

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National Cancer Control Month: Smoking Prevention and Cessation

The new age of cancer prevention has begun. People no longer need be subject to the deterministic paradigm of the past, where genetics ruled over lifestyle and environment. The fact is, 90 -95% of cancer diagnoses have their roots in…

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Bringing International Partners Together

(clockwise) NFCR President Dr. Sujuan Ba, ECI Founder Mr. Andrew Forrest and PhIRDA Executive President Mr. Song Ruilin In recent months, the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has signed memorandums of understanding with two major foreign institutions, the China…

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