Web Cavenee: In the Genes

In 2016, archeologists working in the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa found a piece of foot bone belonging to a hominid dating back 1.6 to 1.8 million years. This alone would create a buzz among scientists. But it was what…

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Grant Seeks to Increase Minorities in Cancer Research

In an attempt to bolster the numbers of minorities in cancer research, the Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CaseMed), in partnership with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a five-year grant, totaling $2.5 million to engage…

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Simple, Fresh and Tasty Summer Salad

Summer, as wonderful as it is, can bring high heat, humidity and higher levels of physical activity, making unappealing even moderately heavy meals.

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Dr. Michael Hall on Why Funding is So Important for Cancer Research

Dr. Hall and many other scientist’s innovative research would not be possible without support and funding from private foundations such as the National Foundation for Cancer Research. See why Dr. Hall believes funding plays such an important role in cancer…

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Teeing It Up for a Cure

For the second year in a row, volunteers from the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) partook in the annual Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament, held in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC from June 25th to July 1st.

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—in Depth: German Lam

“Cancer is a gift, because it has allowed me to up my game and share my story and my methods. I’ve entered this world unexpectedly. I am accessing parts of myself I didn’t before.” - read German Lam's story

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Play4TheCure Summer Series Wrap-up

This Summer we set out on our third annual Play4TheCure Summer Series tour visiting minor league baseball teams. The goal is to engage more teams to participate in our Play4TheCure program and raise money for NFCR-supported scientists. We detailed our experiences…

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Epigenetics, Methylation and Cancer

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species forever changed the way we think about how we and the world developed. It laid the foundation for the entire field of modern genetics and empowered generations of scientists and skeptical thinkers.

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Breakthrough in Ewing Sarcoma Research

Ewing sarcoma arises from an error occurring between two genes. This “abnormal fusion transcription factor” causes chaos by turning on genes that should be off, while turning off others that should be on.

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Harold Dvorak: The Trailblazer

“Tumors are wounds that don’t heal,” says Harold Dvorak, M.D., and if that sounds like an overly simplification, it is a foregone conclusion that some of the most complicated problems have very simple beginnings. A scientists funded by the National…

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A Skin Cancer 101

Let’s just dispel the myths now: There is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Outside of a full suit of armor, there is no such thing as “sunblock;” in fact, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of…

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NFCR Supporters: Amos Porter

11-year-old Amos decides to celebrate his birthday in a special way this year. His story is a perfect reminder that you’re never too young or too old to make a difference.

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