Immunotherapy: Where We’re Headed

It is the “new territory” of oncology: Getting the immune system to successfully fight a standing cancer. No other biological system within our bodies is more suited, adept or evolved to such a purpose. Indeed, our immune system is remarkably…

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NFCR @ ASCO 2018

At least eight National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) scientists will be on hand for the 54th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), most prominently, Alice Shaw, M.D., Ph.D. They will join over 30,000 physicians, researchers,…

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Two More Giants of Cancer Care® with NFCR Affiliation

Respected healthcare professionals who are advancing the field of oncology by their contributions in research and clinical practice were recognized this evening as Giants of Cancer Care in an event at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Two of the 21…

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Springtime with Cancer

Spring is nearing its end, and summer is nearly upon us. As the season of beginnings approaches its end, let’s recall the effortless, fresh and optimistic tone which it inspires in so many of us. It is always possible to…

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NFCR Links German Cancer Research Center and Chinese Medical Institutions

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has been promoting and facilitating collaboration among scientists from different countries, yet another role played by the organization in its efforts to help defeat the disease. Case in point: Earlier this month NFCR…

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RECAP: Play4TheCure Summer Series Game One

The Play4TheCure team had our very first tour stop as part of the P4TC Summer Series. After a long week of rain, the sun came out and the Frederick Keys were able to host their Play4TheCure #ALLCAPS game as a…

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An Evening Honoring Tremendous Achievement in Cancer Prevention

The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s (NFCR) annual marquee event was held in Washington, DC on Saturday evening, May 5th. The 2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research ceremony and dinner occasioned much, including a gathering of NFCR principals…

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Brain Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Brian Cancer Awareness Month, the National Foundation for Cancer Research today offers up a rather in depth overview of a handful of innovative technologies being explored in labs to address the terrible disease class. Although brain cancer…

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Healing the Wounds We Cannot See: Cancer and Adolescents

As cancer drug therapies continue to improve and oncology research gives patients more options, treatments and time, winning the war against cancer is a goal increasingly within reach. However, whether removing a tumor, limb, breast or node, or administering a…

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Quartet of NFCR Scientists Publishes Papers in Immediate Succession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 The Three Articles Offer Possible Bases for Brain Cancer Treatments, Insight into Somatic Mutations  …

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National Women’s Health Week: The Time for Health is Now

It’s National Women’s Health Week—the perfect time to take control of your health. Did you know that over 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018? Or, that over 75% of these new diagnoses will be invasive? The…

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5 Ways to Care for Mom with Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is a devastating blow for anyone to experience, but when you find out your mom has cancer, your whole world turns upside down.  After a lifetime of Mom nursing your wounds and taking care of you when…

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