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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Dr. 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 scientist 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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Happy Birthday, Amos

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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Nonprofit of the Night at Bethesda Big Train

Rounding the bases home on Friday July 13th, our team finished up our Summer Series tour with a visit to the Bethesda Big Train. Bethesda Big Train are a Summer Collegiate Baseball team.

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Cytokine discovered by NFCR Fellow Paul Fisher holds promise for combating prostate cancer bone metastasis

Published study continues to build evidence that cytokine discovered by NFCR Fellow Paul Fisher holds promise for combating prostate cancer bone metastasis

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Exercise for Sarcoma Patients

Exercise and stretching are important for everyone and at all times. They are especially key after being diagnosed with sarcoma.

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NFCR Launches Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline

What is the Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline? A cancer diagnosis comes with panic, confusion, uncertainty and many questions, such as what tests should be scheduled? What are the best treatment options? How to communicate the diagnosis with friends and family?…

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