For the Community

In addition to its position as one of the premier cancer research support organizations in the U.S., the National Foundation for Cancer Research has also long served as a trusted resource for all. Our organization is doing everything in our…

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Heart Health and Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is a massive burden across almost every aspect of someone’s life, and recent studies have highlighted one statistic which should not be taken lightly: Individuals battling the disease have an increased likelihood of heart problems. In fact,…

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Ronald DePinho: The Age of Cancer

“For me, this is one of the great honors of my research career,” says Dr. Ronald DePinho, who in 2009 won the prestigious Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research—and who has a touching personal tie to the namesake of…

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Showing Promise: Confronting Brain Cancer in the Lab

Any brain cancer surgery carries significant risk. For one, post-procedural swelling can be deadly. Doctors must also take into account the size of the tumor, its type and grade, the location and whether or not it is pressing against a…

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Labs Navigate the “Valley of Death”

Here is the hard truth: Research is expensive. Salaries, equipment, upgrades, experiments, clinical trials and prototyping voraciously eat up budgets, even those in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. And this is before success (or failure) is declared.…

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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Cure

“Chinese traditional medicine” (TCM) is a cultural catch-all term for a series of practices including herbal medicine, diet, acupuncture, massage and exercise (like tai chi) whose combined history stretches back over four thousand years. Western science acknowledges the benefits of…

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Women’s Health Week Challenge

While mothers across the country yesterday were rightfully loved, honored and spoiled, the day also marked another special celebration: the kickoff of Women’s Health Week, which is being recognized through May 18th. This week is an opportunity to encourage women…

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A Letter of Hope from a Mother and Cancer Survivor

On December 1, 2009 at age 41, I was diagnosed with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, aka Bile Duct Cancer—a very rare, aggressive and difficult to treat type of cancer. Just 20 days after being diagnosed, I was having surgery to remove the…

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Is Sunscreen Safe?

Sunscreen has been the poster child for melanoma prevention since the mid 1900s. Since discovering the relationship between sun exposure and melanoma, medical professionals have strongly advised the public to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever skin is exposed. In fact,…

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Desiree Maldonado

Desiree Maldonado’s story began around Thanksgiving 2014. She received a notice in the mail for her annual mammogram. It’s the holidays, Desiree thought as she tore it up and threw it in the trash, I don’t have time for this.…

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Finding Self-Love and Healing in a Changed Body

We often hear that it’s what is on the inside that counts. However, when tragedies of any kind strike, people often lose sight of themselves from the inside out. When battling cancer, both men and women are likely to experience…

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