Cancer and Genomics: A Primer

In 2017, genetic researchers in the United Kingdom introduced a powerful new mechanical tool in the growing field of genomics which may guide the way to new cancer treatments. The high-tech genome sequencer, the Illumina NovaSeqTM 6000, was unveiled at…

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World Cancer Day: How Far We’ve Come

For the past two decades, people around the globe have bound together to promote cancer awareness every February 4th, World Cancer Day. The National Foundation for Cancer Research is honored to be one of over a thousand members of the…

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Breast Cancer Linked to Bone Marrow Cells

“Our study shows that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts is important for promoting tumor growth, likely by enhancing blood vessel formation,” says Dr. Neta Erez of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, discussing a recent discovery…

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Team Spotlight: Methacton High School Field Hockey

Methacton High School Field Hockey has been dedicated to advocating and fundraising for cancer research since 2014 in honor of their Goalkeeper Coach who is a breast cancer survivor.

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“Pink Drink” to Aid Brain Tumor Treatment

Approved in June 2017 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and launched commercially in-country in October 2018, 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (also known as 5-ALA, and composed of aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride) is an optical imaging agent for use in patients with…

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Faces & Voices of Cancer–In Depth: Maureen Kenner

Maureen Kenner was known in the Providence, Rhode Island community for the relationships she had with her students and their families. A special education elementary teacher for 35 years, she was recognized as Providence Teacher of the Year in 2003…

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Yoga for Insomnia, Anxiety and Socializing in Cancer Patients

A discipline consisting of movements through a sequence of postures in coordination with focused breathing, yoga’s documented benefits include increased flexibility, better strength, lowered blood pressure and the reduced severity of insomnia. Many people attribute recovery from depression and anxiety…

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When The Internet First Took On Cancer

It was 2001 and Graham Richards, Ph.D., a scientist funded from 1982 to 2007 by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, was faced with a challenge: How to harness the power of a supercomputer for virtual cancer drug models when…

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Mary-Claire King: Sharpshooter with Breast Cancer in Her Sights

Cancer is complex. “Simple” is the last word that either layman or scientist would use to describe virtually any aspect of the disease. However, simply put, the health prospects of women worldwide have improved as a result of the laboratory…

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Q&A with Play4TheCure Coach Debra McMullen

McMullen's team has hosted Play4TheCure games for NFCR since 2013 and has raised over $6,000 for cancer research.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Striking Back at the “Silent Killer”

A recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer highlights a potential improvement to screening techniques for cervical cancer. The method demonstrated considerable success in detecting the human papillomavirus (HPV), as well as predicting a woman’s risk of cervical…

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