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Faces & Voices of Cancer–In Depth: Tom Hulsey

In February 2015, Tom Hulsey was celebrating his birthday—looking forward to another year and remembering the ones which had passed. The celebration was cut short though when he was given the news from his doctor: He had prostate cancer. The first step in his battle with cancer, he says, was…...

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Holidays with Cancer: Boost the Holiday Spirit with Science and Singing

Autumn leaves have fallen and soon families will be seated around a warm table for Thanksgiving dinner. It won’t be long before the holiday season is back in full swing. Christmas trees will be illuminated, stockings will be hung and families will be gathering in celebration. However, having a cancer…...

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Hormone Therapy: Influencing Breast Cancer Treatment and Beyond

While recent medical discoveries, from drugs to imaging techniques, continue to revolutionize cancer care, none of them would be possible without foundations having been laid years, or even decades, earlier. Groundbreaking work by the late endocrinologist Jack Gorski, Ph.D., who passed away in 2006 and was funded by the National…...

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Dr. Alfred Saah Talks Funding Innovative Research

Part of Dr. Saah and Merck’s efforts involve collaborating and funding basic scientific research. See why Dr. Saah thinks funding innovative, outside the box research is so essential for the future of medical breakthroughs....

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Alice-Anne Birch

“My story began in a tin-roofed farmhouse near the banks of the Tippecanoe River. My feisty, funny and brilliant maternal grandmother still ran one of the family farms, where they had returned during World War II. She was diagnosed with breast cancer my senior year in college, and my mother…...

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The Muscle Cancer That Isn’t

In a proof-positive that cancer research still has miles to cover, a pediatric cancer long associated with aberrant muscle cells has now been found to arise from cells that would normally develop into cells lining blood vessels. Oncologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researching rhabdomyosarcoma, the most prevalent soft…...

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In Remembrance of Dr. Aaron Klug

       The National Foundation for Cancer Research remembers and recognizes the contributions of Aaron Klug, Ph.D., who passed away on November 20, 2018, at the age of 92. Born in Lithuania to a Jewish family in 1926, Aaron Klug grew up in South Africa and moved to the…...

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Team Spotlight: Bucknell University Field Hockey

Play4TheCure starts as a game but for some teams turns into a tradition. Anna Wills, Bucknell University Assistant Field Hockey Coach and former player, has been part of Play4TheCure since high school....

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Early Cancer Screening 101

True fact: It was nearly a century ago, in 1924, when a Johns Hopkins doctor by the apt name of John Bloodgood predicted in a New York Times editorial that early detection of cancer would wipe the disease form humanity in one fell swoop. As of yet, that particular future…...

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Delaney Snowden

Delaney Snowden proves that, with dedication and determination, anyone can make a difference.   ...

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