Dr. John Schiller Discusses the Power of NFCR Funding

Dr. Schiller and Dr. Lowy’s work is made possible through funding from foundations like NFCR that support innovative outside the box research responsible for major medical discoveries. See why Dr. Schiller thinks funding a wider range of research has the…

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November Is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Even in the company of other vicious diseases, pancreatic cancer is particularly nasty: The one-year relative survival rate is 20% and the five-year rate is 7%. It ranks third in cancer-related deaths in the United States, and it is expected…

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Anita ‘Sarge’ Kellman

Sarge says, “Take Charge!” Sometimes the best things in life just fall into place. That’s the way Anita ‘Sarge’ Kellman felt about the Beat Cancer Boot Camp franchise. What started as an exercise group to help her own patients take…

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Exercise and Cancer Patient Well-Being

Thanks to extensive research carried out by scientists worldwide, cancer diagnoses are increasingly met with positive prognoses. The question of “if” the patient will survive is more often being replaced with “how” they will survive.

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Liquid Biopsy Advances: Capturing Metastatic Cancer Cells

A novel instrument for detecting cancer cells in the blood could lead to individualized cancer treatments for patients suffering metastasis. Developed by a Massachusetts General Hospital team led by Daniel Haber, M.D., Ph.D., a renowned cancer scientists supported by the…

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Viagra: A Colon Cancer Risk Mitigator?

Researchers at the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk.

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National Mammography Day

October is coming to an end and pink ribbons have been flooding the streets all month long to promote breast cancer awareness. With one in eight females in the United States at risk of developing the disease, it is important…

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Giving for Good—Donating IRA, Stock & Other Financial Assets

There are many creative ways to generously support the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) while too accounting for what’s best for your family. Your gift can take multiple forms and can help you address your personal financial goals. Let’s,…

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Liver Cancer: A Primer

With October being recognized as Liver Cancer Awareness Month, the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) presents to you a quick overview of the disease—and too insight into the importance of early detection and recent advances to that end. According…

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Introducing: Faces & Voices of Cancer

You’ve been touched by cancer. We all have been. Maybe you’re a patient, caregiver, researcher, donor or survivor. Maybe you’ve even lost a loved one. Now it’s time to raise your voice. Tell your story. Inspire. And remind others—and even…

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Bridging Well-Being, Blood Sugar and Nutrition

One of the most widespread threats to health and, therefore, well-being, is blood sugar dysregulation. Blood sugar dysregulation can lead not only to type 2 diabetes but also to cancer.

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Breast Exams: At Home or Clinic?

There is a grim reality to both cancer research and funding: Each, to an enormous degree, is directed at early detection, not when metastasis has already taken place. Like most diseases, cancer is, in fact, fairly curable at its earliest…

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