Cancer May Metastasize Without Lymph Node Involvement

Cancer May Metastasize Without Lymph Node Involvement NFCR-funded research finds two distinct patterns of metastatic spread in human colorectal cancer (Bethesda, MD, July 13, 2017) Research by several leading scientists including Rakesh Jain, PhD, Director of the Edwin L. Steele…

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5 Facts to Know about Sarcoma

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Deemed a “forgotten cancer” because of its rarity, sarcomas are cancers that start in bone, muscle, connective tissue, blood vessels or fat, and can be found anywhere in the body.

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Ally Minker: A Young Woman Determined to Make a Difference

For the third year in a row, Play4TheCure® and minor league baseball are teaming up to raise money and awareness for cutting-edge cancer research— a partnership started by National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Youth Ambassador Ally Minker. Nearly nine…

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The Bountiful Benefits of Beans

In honor of National Eat Your Beans Day, we’d like to boast about the bountiful benefits beans provide.

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Welcome to Our NEW Website

After six months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of the new and improved www.nfcr.org.

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FDA Approves First Cancer Drug Based on Genetics… Not Tumor Location

Just last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the cancer medicine— Keytruda® (generic name pembrolizumab)— to treat cancers that have a specific genetic mutation or biomarker. This is the first time a cancer treatment has been approved based…

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7 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Health

When it comes to a diet rich in cancer-fighting foods, most experts agree that it should consist of a predominantly plant-based diet as fruits and vegetables. Since June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, it’s the perfect time to incorporate more…

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Attacking Metastatic Tumors in the Brain

Targeting HER3 could cripple metastatic cancers that have spread to the brain. (Bethesda, MD, June 5, 2017) Rakesh Jain, PhD, Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and supported by the National…

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Non-Invasive Liquid Biopsy Uncovers Key Information to Treat Cancer

A liquid biopsy can provide valuable insight into how to best fight cancer. This noninvasive diagnostic is particularly helpful for patients who cannot undergo a surgical biopsy or whose tumor sample has been exhausted. In the not-too-distant future, liquid biopsies…

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Meet Carmen Rice: A Courageous and Inspirational GBM Survivor

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Carmen Rice’s survival from Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) – the deadliest brain cancer that is widely regarded as incurable and universally fatal. GBM kills 91% of patients within three years of diagnosis and NFCR…

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Highlights of ASCO 2017

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®) is the world’s leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. Each year, tens of thousands of oncology professionals, cancer researchers and patient advocates gather…

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Simple, Sensational Cancer-Fighting Salsa

Snacking on salsa is a simple and tasty way to add cancer-fighting fruits and veggies to your diet.  With a variety of ingredients from tomatoes, jalapenos or habanero peppers to mangoes, pineapples, strawberries and even beans, salsa can spice up…

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