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Cancer Control Month – How You Can Make a Difference

Every year in the month of April, the country honors the fearless spirit of millions of Americans who are currently battling cancer and cancer survivors. Throughout April, recognized as Cancer Control Month, organizations from coast to coast honor those affected by cancer by committing to strategies aimed at reducing the…...

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Tips for People with Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic–Part 2

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States has surpassed 150,000 and continues to grow exponentially. With varying public health responses across the country, there is still no clear prediction for when the number of cases will peak nationally. This severe situation creates challenges for cancer patients…...

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From Certified Nursing Assistant to Patient: Life on the Other Side of the Bed

Hearing the word ‘cancer’ often sends chills down the spine and sends goosebumps up the neck. It is one of the most intimidating diseases, especially as it can affect nearly any part of the body. Though for some, cancer is a normal part of daily life. Jenny Dziuba, who works…...

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Tips for People with Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic–Part 1

The pandemic associated with coronavirus disease COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for someone with cancer, whose body’s primary defense mechanism, the human immune system, is weaker than that of a healthy person. Simply put, so-called immunosuppressed individuals are at higher risk of being infected and, if the disease is acquired, they…...

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Youth Ambassador Raised $5,025 for Cancer Research Through Indian Classical Singing Concert

Through NFCR’s Arts4TheCure program, California student Sahaana Padayathil, used her passion for Indian classical singing to contribute to cancer research, a cause close to her heart. Sahaana was inspired by her cousin and his grandfather, who both passed away from cancer two years ago. “I was very close with my…...

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Multiple Myeloma: A Rare But Very Real Cancer

On May 23, 2018, my mother, Susan Williams, was admitted to UNC Rex Hospital in our home town of Raleigh, North Carolina, after being told that some “abnormalities” had shown up in her blood test. Several months earlier, my mom experienced excruciating pain around her rib cage and back that…...

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Cancer Research: Is it Worth Your Dime?

Find someone diagnosed with cancer, and they will have likely been treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or by having the tumor surgically removed. Treatment is hardly enjoyable, but it is usually quite effective. With so many success stories from survivors, it may be tempting to ask why continuing to fund…...

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Supporting the Women’s Venture Competition

The National Foundation for Cancer Research is honored to be an official partner for a highly unique investment event designed specifically to highlight, energize and fund promising cancer treatment technology companies led by female scientist-entrepreneurs. The AIM-HI Accelerator Fund’s Women’s Venture Competition, which will be held on May 20 at…...

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2020 Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first reported in China in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause common colds, as well as more serious respiratory diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome…...

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