Eating for Cancer Prevention

We’ve all heard about the importance of healthy eating and living for longevity, but how influential is it for cancer, specifically? Are diet and lifestyle influential enough to significantly reduce cancer formation and progression? The answer is “yes!” Approximately 30-40%…

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Safeway Foundation Grant Designated

The Safeway Foundation provided the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) a $50,000 grant to support innovative oncology research. The donation has been designated to NFCR Fellow Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.…

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Kidney Cancer Intervention & Prevention

This month is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, and March 8, is World Kidney Day. In this National Foundation for Cancer Research blog post, we will look at recent scientific advances in the battle against the most common form of the…

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Genomic Computational Mapping and Nutritional Supplementation in Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a bone marrow cancer that affects plasma cells. Bone marrow is the soft and spongy tissue which resides in the cavities of many of our bones. It is rich in cells which produce new blood cells.

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Study Better Predicts Stomach Cancer

Although stomach (AKA gastric) cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the world, claiming an estimated 10,960 lives in the United States alone in 2017, it remains one of the more difficult cancers to notice and detect. Indeed, more than…

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Rare Disease Day: Sarcoma

Rare Disease Day falls on the last day of February each year, raising awareness to support the millions of people worldwide who are suffering from nearly 7,000 different types of rare diseases. In the United States, a disease falls into…

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Managing Anxiety & Depression in Cancer Patients

Cancer changes the entire landscape of a person’s life. Career plans, the future, the present; these are all called into question when a diagnosis arrives. Certainly it is expected for cancer patients to become sad or angry, anxious or overwhelmed,…

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“Background Genetic Risk” Studied in Breast Cancer

From a genetic standpoint, the human body is something like a symphony, with individual genes often acting as part of a larger sum. In the case of breast cancer, it can be that no one gene is so mutated as…

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National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  As the National Foundation for Cancer Research, we want to share in the important message of cancer prevention.  Cancer risk can be decreased with simple healthy lifestyle changes and early detection testing. But do…

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Presidential Cancer

Presidential cancer diagnoses were historically kept secret. President Grover Cleveland successfully hid his 1893 tumor removal for almost twenty-five years. Even as late as 1967, President Lyndon Johnson underwent a covert skin cancer removal operation.  Why were these cancer diagnoses…

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Duo of Oncology Vaccine Pioneers at the National Cancer Institute to Receive 2018 Annual Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2018 CONTACT: Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org First Occasion for Award to Recognize Extraordinary Contributions in Cancer Prevention, Role of Vaccines BETHESDA, MD – The National Foundation for…

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Love Lessons from Cancer

I sang at my little brother’s wedding almost nine years ago, as he and his new bride lit the unity candle and looked into each other’s eyes. He was just twenty-one years old, and she was only twenty.  For the…

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