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Celebrate Healthy Weight Week in 8 Simple Steps

January is a particularly difficult time to remain healthy and active in many parts of the United States. The days are short, the air is harsh, and the skies are grey. Many Americans prefer to sit under a cozy blanket in front of the television with warm comfort foods in…...

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The NFCR & AFCR Symposium: A Meeting of the Minds

On October 27th, the biannual 2019 Scientific Symposium on Cancer Research and Global Collaboration brought together the brightest minds of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and the Asian Foundation for Cancer Research (AFCR). Held in Rockville, MD, the three-day gathering was a chance for scientists funded by both…...

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Ricardo Garcia: The Power of Repurposing

When volasertib was discontinued after an unsatisfactory Phase III clinical trial as an anti-leukemia drug, it did not die a quick death, or die at all. Like Viagra and thalidomide before it, volasertib was “repurposed;” if the original vision for the compound fails, it is simply a matter of finding…...

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NFCR Funded Translational Cancer Research Project Receives Virginia Catalyst Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Program Development E-mail: / Phone: 301-961-9161 ROCKVILLE, MD – A translational research project supported by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has been awarded $700,000 from Virginia Catalyst to advance…...

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Hearty & Healthy Holiday Recipe: Vegetarian Wellington

The halls are decked, the stockings are hung, and now all that’s left to do is prepare the holiday dinner menu. Every holiday host knows that there is a fine line between adding creative new dishes and maintaining the beloved holiday classics. Any new dish that dare competes with grandma’s…...

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