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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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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