Breakthrough in Ewing Sarcoma Research

Ewing sarcoma arises from an error occurring between two genes. This “abnormal fusion transcription factor” causes chaos by turning on genes that should be off, while turning off others that should be on.

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Dr. Harold Dvorak: The Trailblazer

“Tumors are wounds that don’t heal,” says Harold Dvorak, M.D., and if that sounds like an overly simplification, it is a foregone conclusion that some of the most complicated problems have very simple beginnings. A scientist funded by the National…

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A Skin Cancer 101

Let’s just dispel the myths now: There is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Outside of a full suit of armor, there is no such thing as “sunblock;” in fact, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of…

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NFCR Supporters: Amos Porter

11-year-old Amos decides to celebrate his birthday in a special way this year. His story is a perfect reminder that you’re never too young or too old to make a difference.

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Nonprofit of the Night at Bethesda Big Train

Rounding the bases home on Friday July 13th, our team finished up our Summer Series tour with a visit to the Bethesda Big Train. Bethesda Big Train are a Summer Collegiate Baseball team.

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Cytokine discovered by NFCR Fellow Paul Fisher holds promise for combating prostate cancer bone metastasis

Published study continues to build evidence that cytokine discovered by NFCR Fellow Paul Fisher holds promise for combating prostate cancer bone metastasis

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Exercise for Sarcoma Patients

Exercise and stretching are important for everyone and at all times. They are especially key after being diagnosed with sarcoma.

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NFCR Launches Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline

What is the Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline? A cancer diagnosis comes with panic, confusion, uncertainty and many questions, such as what tests should be scheduled? What are the best treatment options? How to communicate the diagnosis with friends and family?…

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: Bringing Light to “the Forgotten Cancer”

We all know that a pink ribbon symbolizes the fight against breast cancer; but, what does a yellow ribbon symbolize? Can recognizing and bringing attention to the yellow ribbon help “the forgotten cancer” emerge into understanding? The yellow ribbon has…

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3 Quick Cancer Prevention Tips for the Summer

Summer is here!  Fire up the grill, put on your white pants and celebrate outside with friends and family—right after reading these three quick cancer prevention tips. #1. Wear sunscreen  If you’re like many Americans, your skin probably hasn’t seen…

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Cancer Caregiving Tips— Real Caregivers Giving Real Advice

At just 28 years old, Danielle Homrich’s life changed with the news of her spouse’s cancer diagnosis. During the one year and one day that her husband, Brandon, endured treatment, Danielle went from being a young wife and mother to…

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Independence from Cancer

Freedom is a proudly and deeply held American value. It encapsulates the essence of the country’s founding and demonstrates the strength associated with its pursuit. And, while it may have begun with freedom from the Church of England and colonial…

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