Wei Zhang: The Art of Precision

“The essence of precision medicine, in particular precision oncology, is to make cancer management more precise based on genomic mapping and molecular characterization of the unique tumors for each patient,” says Dr. Wei Zhang. “The cancer management that needs to…

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5 Ways You Can Show Support for Breast Cancer

With over 334,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States each year, it seems as if everyone knows someone affected by this disease. Throughout October, internationally recognized as breast cancer awareness month, millions of people get involved with…

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Breakthrough: Single-Cell Sequencing

Genomics, the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of an individual’s genes, is already revolutionizing the way medicine treats cancer. Like many sciences, genomics has “niches;” single-cell genomics is a rapidly developing field, and…

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Determined to Give Back: Larry Woody’s Supporter Story

An estimated 22,530 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. Researchers are working hard to provide early detection and screening solutions to women. The field of early ovarian cancer detection is expanding, and National Foundation for Cancer…

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Estate Planning to Leave a Legacy

Often, when I speak of leaving a legacy to NFCR, many donors sigh and talk about the difficulty of sitting with an attorney and revising their will or setting up a trust. Not to mention the family dynamics and costs…

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Faces & Voices of Cancer In-Depth: Dr. Pam Davis, Wellbotics Founder

Dr. Pam Davis has had a passion for technology and academic research since she was young. She earned a doctorate degree in instructional media and technology from Columbia University and became a technology teacher. After teaching for more than 20…

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10 Ways to Manage Stress to Reduce the Spread of Cancer

It might seem normal to constantly worry and feel stressed after receiving a cancer diagnosis. After all, it is a stressful time in life. However, research has shown that stress can negatively impact overall health issues. Stress can cause mental…

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Disruptive Funding Model to Advance Innovations—A New Approach to Ending Cancer for Each and for All

The National Foundation for Cancer Research funds “high risk|high reward” research with a singular focus on one absolute and immutable goal: research to cure cancer – cures for all types of cancer. Since 1973 with grass roots support of Americans…

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Five Facts Every Woman Should Know About Gynecologic Cancer

As we honor Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to be cognizant of the realities of these deadly diseases. All women with reproductive organs are susceptible to developing one of the seven gynecologic cancers, with the exception of women who…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Prostate cancer is, after skin cancer, the most common cancer among men and the second biggest cancer killer for men in the United States. It’s typically an older man’s cancer with approximately 60 percent diagnoses in men over 65, with…

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Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day

Busy lives and hectic work schedules tend to leave little time to prioritize health care. Many people are willing to eat their greens and nurture their cold symptoms, but scheduling routine appointments with a physician often becomes too much of…

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Leukemia Drug Finds New Use

Approved by the FDA in 1993, the drug cladribine offered hope for the then-fatal blood cancer called hairy cell leukemia, or HCL, and was soon expanded as a therapy for multiple sclerosis. Developed by NFCR scientist Dr. Dennis Carson at…

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