A new study on Gliblastoma supported by NFCR just published

In a press release from Massachusetts General Hospital titled, “Glioma subtypes determine how the dangerous brain tumors spread, evade anti-angiogenic treatment” the research of NFCR Fellow, Rakesh Jain, Ph.D. is highlighted as published online in Cancer Cell in April, 2018. The study describes,…

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Michael Hall: TOR de Force

The discovery of rapamycin in 1972 did not create major waves in the oncology community. But in 1989, Michael N. Hall, Ph.D., took a second look, screening yeast cells for rapamycin resistance. That led to the discovery of TOR, or…

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Healthy Environment = Healthy Bodies

As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd of this year, we collectively draw attention to common environmentally friendly habits: use less plastic, reduce chemicals in the environment, cut down on air pollutants, and choose environmentally friendly farm products.

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5 Successful Fundraising Strategies We Learned from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

In case you missed it, Tuesday April 10, 2018 was Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s stores across the U.S. The Play4TheCure team was lucky enough to join the Georgetown, DC store for a second year in a row…

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Medical Coalition Led Largely by NFCR Unites to Battle Glioblastoma

Medical knowledge of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the deadliest form of brain cancer, has grown exponentially, but has not resulted in marked improvements in treatment for patients. Addressing this is GBM AGILE (GBM Adaptive Global Innovative Learning Environment), a global medical…

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National Cancer Control Month: Smoking Prevention and Cessation

The new age of cancer prevention has begun. People no longer need be subject to the deterministic paradigm of the past, where genetics ruled over lifestyle and environment. The fact is, 90 -95% of cancer diagnoses have their roots in…

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Bringing International Partners Together

(clockwise) NFCR President Dr. Sujuan Ba, ECI Founder Mr. Andrew Forrest and PhIRDA Executive President Mr. Song Ruilin In recent months, the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has signed memorandums of understanding with two major foreign institutions, the China…

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NFCR at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s (NFCR) presence is considerable at the 109th annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), which kicks off tomorrow in Chicago and runs through the following four days. One of the most…

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New Test Developed for Pre-Cancerous Barrett’s Esophagus

In recognition of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, this National Foundation for Cancer Research post offers a look at a significant diagnostic advancement for a risk factor associated with the terrible disease. A new test for Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous forerunner…

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Head, Neck and Mouth Cancer Prevention through Awareness and Understanding

Cancer can often feel like a disease of mysterious origin. There are difficult to pronounce words, complex statistics and evolving theories involved in the explanation of the development of cancer. Its nefariousness and criticality can create a fear-associated mental distancing…

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Two National Foundation for Cancer Research Scientists Among the National Academy of Inventors’ Latest Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2018 CONTACT: Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 The Honor Recognizes Top Academic Inventors BETHESDA, MD – In an event this afternoon at the historic Mayflower Hotel…

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