Global Collaborative Network Expands to Include Australia’s Eliminate Cancer Initiative

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) today inked its second memorandum of understanding (MOU) within the past half year among major transnational cancer-fighting institutions. This pledge of cooperation follows on the heels of the formal commitment between the chairmen…

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Aspirin: Effective at Lowering Cancer Risk?

Salicylates are naturally occurring chemicals found within many plants, fruits and vegetables. They have been medicinally used since ancient times to treat fever, pain and headaches. With only minor upgrades, a salicylate-derived medication is now one of the most effective and…

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Movement and Its Many Benefits—Especially For Cancer Survivors

Feel-good movement integrates the mind, body and spirit. It stimulates our awareness, tames our thoughts, frees our bodies and enlivens our spirits. In doing so, it allows us to have a more unified conscious experience that is oriented around self-directed…

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Flu Virus Harnessed to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Led by Dr. Gunnel Halldén of Queen Mary University in London, a team of scientists modified a common flu virus to successfully inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer. The new technique could potentially become a promising new treatment for patients…

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Researchers Develop Antibody to Fight Colorectal Cancer

President Bill Clinton declared March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in 2000, highlighting a disease that represents eight percent of all new cancers diagnosed yearly and, out of the estimated 135,430 people who developed it just last year, caused an estimated…

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Eating for Cancer Prevention

We’ve all heard about the importance of healthy eating and living for longevity, but how influential is it for cancer, specifically? Are diet and lifestyle influential enough to significantly reduce cancer formation and progression? The answer is “yes!” Approximately 30-40%…

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Safeway Foundation Grant Designated

The Safeway Foundation provided the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) a $50,000 grant to support innovative oncology research. The donation has been designated to NFCR Fellow Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.…

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Kidney Cancer Intervention & Prevention

This month is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, and March 8, is World Kidney Day. In this National Foundation for Cancer Research blog post, we will look at recent scientific advances in the battle against the most common form of the…

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Genomic Computational Mapping and Nutritional Supplementation in Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a bone marrow cancer that affects plasma cells. Bone marrow is the soft and spongy tissue which resides in the cavities of many of our bones. It is rich in cells which produce new blood cells.

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Study Better Predicts Stomach Cancer

Although stomach (AKA gastric) cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the world, claiming an estimated 10,960 lives in the United States alone in 2017, it remains one of the more difficult cancers to notice and detect. Indeed, more than…

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Rare Disease Day: Sarcoma

Rare Disease Day falls on the last day of February each year, raising awareness to support the millions of people worldwide who are suffering from nearly 7,000 different types of rare diseases. In the United States, a disease falls into…

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Managing Anxiety & Depression in Cancer Patients

Cancer changes the entire landscape of a person’s life. Career plans, the future, the present; these are all called into question when a diagnosis arrives. Certainly it is expected for cancer patients to become sad or angry, anxious or overwhelmed,…

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