RECAP: Play4TheCure Summer Series Game Three Featuring: Potomac Nationals

On Friday, June 16th, our Play4TheCure team made the third stop on the Summer Series tour visiting the Potomac Nationals. The Potomac Nationals are a Single-A affiliate of the Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals based in Woodbridge, VA.…

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Potential Breakthrough in Cancer-Fighting Nanomedicine

The term nanomedicine, alluding to technologies with mechanisms and surface area characteristics sized in terms of billionths of a meter, has held promise for years, but breakthroughs specific to therapies have been limited. After five years of intense collaborative work…

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Father’s Day

For the most part, June usually greets us the same way every year. Higher temperatures, long lines of people waiting for ice cream, longer days and, of course, a grocery store aisle filled to the brim with Father’s Day cards.…

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Caring for a Father with Cancer

A dad is often portrayed as being the stable, financial provider of the household. He is often thought of as being strong, protective and the ultimate decider on important matters. Of course, this is stereotyping and a gross over-generalization. It…

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Man Up: June Is Men’s Health Month

“Even in the face of better, more accessible detection and prevention programs, we need men to recognize and adopt healthier lifestyles,” said President Bill Clinton when he proclaimed Men’s Health Week over 20 years ago. “No health care policy can…

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Knocking Cancer Out of the Park with the Bowie Baysox

Saturday, June 2, 2018, after weathering storm threats all day, the Bowie Baysox were able to take the field for their annual Knock Cancer Out of the Park night alongside a half-dozen charities in the cancer community near Prince George’s…

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A Day Honoring Survivors!

National Cancer Survivors Day is observed each year on the first Sunday in June. So today, people far and near will be coming together to celebrate life, inspire and support those battling cancer, provide guidance for the families and caregivers…

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Immunotherapy: Where We’re Headed

It is the “new territory” of oncology: Getting the immune system to successfully fight a standing cancer. No other biological system within our bodies is more suited, adept or evolved to such a purpose. Indeed, our immune system is remarkably…

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NFCR @ ASCO 2018

At least eight National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) scientists will be on hand for the 54th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), most prominently, Alice Shaw, M.D., Ph.D. They will join over 30,000 physicians, researchers,…

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Two More Giants of Cancer Care® with NFCR Affiliation

Respected healthcare professionals who are advancing the field of oncology by their contributions in research and clinical practice were recognized this evening as Giants of Cancer Care in an event at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Two of the 21…

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Springtime with Cancer

Spring is nearing its end, and summer is nearly upon us. As the season of beginnings approaches its end, let’s recall the effortless, fresh and optimistic tone which it inspires in so many of us. It is always possible to…

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NFCR Links German Cancer Research Center and Chinese Medical Institutions

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has been promoting and facilitating collaboration among scientists from different countries, yet another role played by the organization in its efforts to help defeat the disease. Case in point: Earlier this month NFCR…

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