Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1999, September has been recognized as National Prostate Awareness Month. In this month, health professionals, researchers, survivors and families take special efforts to increase public knowledge, promote screening, increase education and support research. In 2018, it is estimated that…

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The Development of Better Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers

“The trouble with ultrasound is that it doesn’t detect many ovarian cancers early,” says Robert Bast, M.D., Vice President for Translational Research at MD Andersen Cancer Center in Houston. Moreover, “Ultrasound doesn’t see really small cancers in the ovary.”

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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic cancer poses a large threat to the health of women across the globe. With September being devoted to special attention to the category of diseases, this NFCR blog post will go into some detail.

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Pediatric Cancer Drug Has 93 Percent Effectiveness

A new cancer drug, larotrectinib, has in a very early clinical trial been shown to have a 93% (14/15) effectiveness rate for pediatric cancers; that is to say, for not just one cancer, but many. Hailed by the U.S. Food…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day in the United States, an average of 42 families are hit with the tragic news that their child has cancer. Childhood cancer is still the leading cause of death in children under 15 years old. This is, despite…

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—in Depth: Tory Campbell

In addition to sharing her breast cancer story, Campbell wants to take her positive experience and pay it forward any way that she can. In hopes of helping others in the cancer community, she shares some of the biggest takeaways…

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Cloud Atlas

It’s called “the cloud,” but it is not the fluffy white thingees drifting overhead. It promises to revolutionize cancer care. By, of all things, sharing data. “In cancer, only about 4% of patients go on a clinical trial, but that…

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Local Students Play Jazz for a Cure

Dodos Combo is a jazz band from the Landon School in Bethesda, MD.  They helped launch NFCR’s Arts4TheCure program by performing at the 2018 Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research Award Ceremony held on May 5, 2018

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Early Days, But New Compound May Prevent Metastasis

Oncologist Dr. Raymond Bergan and his team recently developed a drug compound that, in mouse models, seems to stave off metastasis—cancer spreading.

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Learn from the Pros: Hosting a Cancer Awareness Game

So you wanna host a cancer awareness game? Learn from the pros how to take your game to the next level.

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Safeway Foundation Grant Awarded to the National Foundation for Cancer Research

NFCR is one of 13 local and regional organizations to be the recipient of a grant by Safeway Foundation supporting cancer research and treatment efforts. The $35,000 award will be directed toward the expansion of the Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline.

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The Role of Micronutrients in Battling Cancer

It was largely the work of Helmut Sies, M.D., the esteemed pioneer of oxidative stress whom the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) supported from 1983 to 2016, that brought the role of micronutrients, including flavonoids, into scientific focus.

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