Teaming Up to Give Back: Two Generations of Penn Chemists Collaborate to Fight Cancer

In an 1856 letter to American botanist Asa Gray, Charles Darwin wrote, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”  Collaboration has clearly been central to the…

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Research Highlight: Preventing Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis

National Foundation for Cancer Research funded researcher Dr. Daniel A Haber recently unearthed an exciting discovery that may add years to the lives of late-stage breast cancer patients. Dr. Haber is fascinated by understanding drug resistance on a deeper level…

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Cancer and Diet: Does it Really Matter?

Living a healthy life can be challenging when there are seemingly endless fad diets, do’s and don’ts, celebrity tips, and kitchen hacks. It can all seem a little overwhelming. The truth is that being healthy is not as difficult or…

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3 Lessons on Generosity from former Chairman & CEO of Home Depot, Frank Blake

According to Frank Blake, he surprised everyone – including himself – when he became Home Depot Corporation CEO. During his tenure from 2007 through to 2014, Mr. Blake became well known for engineering a remarkable corporate turnaround during an economic…

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3 Challenges to Celebrate World Cancer Day

Throughout the year, we celebrate and acknowledge a lengthy list of cancer awareness days. These days are extremely powerful, however sometimes the message gets diluted while competing against equally significant awareness dates. In 2000, The Union for International Cancer Control…

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5 Simple Ways to Make a Difference on World Cancer Day

Each year, individuals around the globe come together for a day of dedication in the fight against cancer. This day is February 4th—World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is a global initiative dedicated to fighting cancer on all fronts. Over…

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Youth Ambassador Spotlight: Katy Gray

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Youth Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for top high school students across the country. These students serve as leaders in raising awareness and support for cutting-edge cancer research. Many youth ambassadors combine…

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Catching Cancer Cells on Their Way to Spreading

NEW NFCR-Supported Technology is Ready for Clinical Use With a better understanding of the genetic changes in cancer cells, and a more effective way to capture them, oncologists and scientists can be alerted to drug resistance and metastasis —allowing them…

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3 Important Tips For Immuno-Oncology Drug Treatment

Immuno-oncology (IO) drugs have demonstrated unprecedented benefits in the treatment of several types of cancer. The overall survival time of cancer patients treated by IO drugs have been dramatically extended, and in some cases, even late stage fatal cancers are…

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Cancer Research Applied to Develop COVID-19 Treatment Strategies

New publication by NFCR-supported scientist Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., applies cancer research findings to help COVID-19 treatment in different patient groups. Few drugs for COVID-19 appear to work well in unselected patients, but now a new mathematical model provides insight into…

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The Benefits of Juicing: Fact vs Fiction

No matter who you are or where you live, everyone can benefit by following one simple rule: eat more vegetables! This simple yet important rule often has a huge following in the beginning of a new year as many people…

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