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Kidney Cancer Detection Advances

About 73,820 new cases of kidney cancer are forecast to be diagnosed among Americans in 2019, and nearly 14,770 can be expected to die from the disease. Cancer of the kidneys, like any cancer, is most curable at an early stage. However, the majority of early-stage tumors do not present…...

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Zhen-Yi Wang & Zhu Chen: Quite a Combination

There was a time when if you were diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, or APL, the prognosis was grim. First discovered in 1957, APL is a form of acute myeloid leukemia, where immature white blood cells called promyelocytes accumulate in the bone marrow. The overgrowth of promyelocytes leads to a…...

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – Reinventing What It Means to “Man Up”

The phrase “man up” has long been associated with societal expectations for men to appear strong and stoic, and to hide emotions like fear and discomfort. It implies that to be a man, one must constantly be in control, and asking for help or discussing health issues is frowned upon.…...

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Changing the Way Drugs Target Cancer

Cancer treatment has evolved greatly in the past fifty years. Since the introduction of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplants, tens of thousands of cancer patients have been victorious in battle. All of these advances have impacted cancer treatment, but a recent drug approval by the U.S. Food and…...

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Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month: Possible Link to Mental Health Disorders

Accounting for approximately 3% of cancer cases nationwide, the symptoms of head and neck cancer are particularly uncomfortable. Head and neck cancer refers to tumors that develop around the throat, larynx, nose, sinus and mouth. As these areas support vital bodily functions, such as eating and breathing, the symptoms can…...

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month: Identifying Potential for New, Personalized Treatments

Although esophageal cancer makes up only 1% of cancer diagnoses in the United States, it is among the most difficult cancers to treat. Esophageal cancer affects the esophagus, the tube which connects the throat to the stomach. The five-year survival rate for this cancer is just 18% – due in…...

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In Remembrance of Sanford “Sandy” Hillsberg

Every day, we are reminded of the impact our donors make on cancer research. We especially remember a uniquely special individual, Mr. Sanford “Sandy” Hillsberg, who passed away on February 19th and is being memorialized in a formal ceremony today. There is a saying, “Being deeply loved by someone gives…...

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Faces and Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Tara Dunsmore

Being given a devastating diagnosis doesn’t have to mean your life is over and Tara Dunsmore is proof of that. Diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39, she was aware of what the prognosis was: not good. As a nurse she had seen firsthand the toll cancer takes…...

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NFCR Fellow Susan Band Horwitz Receives Canada Gairdner Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 Canada’s Most Prominent Scientific Prize Honors World’s Biomedical Research Elite ROCKVILLE, MD – Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., has today been named one of seven…...

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NFCR at the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 Profile Includes Distinguished Public Service Award for Daniel Von Hoff ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) will be well represented…...

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