“Pink Drink” to Aid Brain Tumor Treatment

Approved in June 2017 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and launched commercially in-country in October 2018, 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (also known as 5-ALA, and composed of aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride) is an optical imaging agent for use in patients with…

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Faces & Voices of Cancer–In Depth: Maureen Kenner

Maureen Kenner was known in the Providence, Rhode Island community for the relationships she had with her students and their families. A special education elementary teacher for 35 years, she was recognized as Providence Teacher of the Year in 2003…

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Yoga for Insomnia, Anxiety and Socializing in Cancer Patients

A discipline consisting of movements through a sequence of postures in coordination with focused breathing, yoga’s documented benefits include increased flexibility, better strength, lowered blood pressure and the reduced severity of insomnia. Many people attribute recovery from depression and anxiety…

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When The Internet First Took On Cancer

It was 2001 and Graham Richards, Ph.D., a scientist funded from 1982 to 2007 by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, was faced with a challenge: How to harness the power of a supercomputer for virtual cancer drug models when…

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Mary-Claire King: Sharpshooter with Breast Cancer in Her Sights

Cancer is complex. “Simple” is the last word that either layman or scientist would use to describe virtually any aspect of the disease. However, simply put, the health prospects of women worldwide have improved as a result of the laboratory…

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Q&A with Play4TheCure Coach Debra McMullen

McMullen's team has hosted Play4TheCure games for NFCR since 2013 and has raised over $6,000 for cancer research.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Striking Back at the “Silent Killer”

A recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer highlights a potential improvement to screening techniques for cervical cancer. The method demonstrated considerable success in detecting the human papillomavirus (HPV), as well as predicting a woman’s risk of cervical…

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In Remembrance of Dr. Waun Ki Hong

The National Foundation for Cancer Research remembers and recognizes the contributions of Waun Ki Hong, M.D., F.A.C.P., D.M.Sc. (Hon.), who passed away on January 2, 2019, at the age of 76. Born in 1942 in what is now South Korea,…

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New Year’s Resolutions from a Cancer Survivor

Earlier this week, people worldwide celebrated the end of 2018. Many individuals took time to reflect on their accomplishments and made goals for the following year. It is a timeless tradition—using the new year as a starting point to begin…

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HPV Vaccine Gets Expanded Approval from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Gardasil 9, a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, for adults aged 27 to 45. The move could help further spell the end of one of the main causes of a host…

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Screen Time: The Value of Medical Check-ups

Going to the doctor is not most people’s preferred way to spend time. As a result, it is often neglected. But with high stakes, going to visit the doctor for a regular screening can literally mean the difference between life…

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Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month: Getting These Superfoods on Your Plate

Winter’s tantalizing coolness has been slowly creeping its way into the northern hemisphere. The solstice today, December 21st, marks the start of the season. Many Americans, especially those in the unforgivingly snowy states, welcome winter with bowls upon bowls of…

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