Master Switch Metastasis Agent Identified

In a major breakthrough, scientists led by Elena Deryugina at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) identified a specific protein, Latent TGFβ Binding Protein 3—LTBP3 for short—that kicks off a cellular chain reaction resulting in early-development tumors growing new blood vessels.…

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Frederick Alt: It’s Personal

Ask 100 physicians why they got into medicine and you’ll get 100 different answers: Some take the noble route and want to help people, others are just hardwired for it and still others learned early on that potential mates tend…

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Research Identifies Potential Guidance for Gastric Cancer Treatment

Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital (TMUCIH) have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads.

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American Flight Attendants at Higher Cancer Risk

New research from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that American flight attendants have a higher prevalence of several forms of cancer.

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Web Cavenee: In the Genes

In 2016, archeologists working in the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa found a piece of foot bone belonging to a hominid dating back 1.6 to 1.8 million years. This alone would create a buzz among scientists. But it was what…

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Grant Seeks to Increase Minorities in Cancer Research

In an attempt to bolster the numbers of minorities in cancer research, the Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CaseMed), in partnership with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a five-year grant, totaling $2.5 million to engage…

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Simple, Fresh and Tasty Summer Salad

Summer, as wonderful as it is, can bring high heat, humidity and higher levels of physical activity, making unappealing even moderately heavy meals.

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Dr. Michael Hall on Why Funding is So Important for Cancer Research

Dr. Hall and many other scientist’s innovative research would not be possible without support and funding from private foundations such as the National Foundation for Cancer Research. See why Dr. Hall believes funding plays such an important role in cancer…

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Teeing It Up for a Cure

For the second year in a row, volunteers from the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) partook in the annual Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament, held in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC from June 25th to July 1st.

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—in Depth: German Lam

“Cancer is a gift, because it has allowed me to up my game and share my story and my methods. I’ve entered this world unexpectedly. I am accessing parts of myself I didn’t before.” - read German Lam's story

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Play4TheCure Summer Series Wrap-up

This Summer we set out on our third annual Play4TheCure Summer Series tour visiting minor league baseball teams. The goal is to engage more teams to participate in our Play4TheCure program and raise money for NFCR-supported scientists. We detailed our experiences…

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Epigenetics, Methylation and Cancer

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species forever changed the way we think about how we and the world developed. It laid the foundation for the entire field of modern genetics and empowered generations of scientists and skeptical thinkers.

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