Dr. Bea Mintz: The Pioneer of Transgenics—and So Much More

  Changing a cancerous cell into a normal cell would seem to be the very definition of a holy grail: a lofty goal that is all but impossible to achieve. And yet, it has already been done. It was 1975…

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A Healthy Thanksgiving

Keeping a healthy and balanced diet is a year-long hassle, but many people grant themselves a bit of leeway around the holidays. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the warm aroma of turkey and gravy is making nearly everyone anxious…

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Q&A with Play4TheCure Team Garrison Forest

In an interview Team Parent and Fundraising Coordinator, Brian McComas, revealed how the team became involved with Play4TheCure and what contributed to their success.

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A Cherished, Golden Reunion

  The North Arlington High School class of 1966, of North Arlington, New Jersey, had their 50-year class reunion two years ago. Many of the attendees had not seen each other for decades, some even since graduating. Old friends rekindled…

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Soup or Side Dish—or Both!

The National Foundation for Cancer Research expresses our appreciation to chef German Lam, a cancer survivor who has been profiled in our Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth series, as well as on the FVC website, for offering this delicious…

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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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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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