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Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: What’s the Difference?

When discussing the complex disease known as cancer, it is surprisingly easy to follow along as to its primarily affected location. Most cancers are referred to by where the tumor is initially situated. Breast cancer, liver cancer and testicular cancer are just a few of the straightforward examples. There are,…...

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New Combination Therapy Improves Pancreatic Cancer Survival

A new combination of two standing drugs and radiation therapy has the potential to revolutionize the treatment and care of pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal diagnoses an oncologist can face with patients. Using data from studies by NFCR fellow Dr. Rakesh Jain, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital used…...

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How Cancer Kick-Started a Lymphoma Survivor’s Business Idea

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, friends and family want to do something to show their support and care for the patient. This often includes sending flowers, a card or cooking meals for the patient and their family. Unfortunately, many patients are immunosuppressant while going through cancer and…...

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Brian Leyland-Jones: Now Is the Time!

“This is the transformative time in oncology,” heralds Brian Leyland-Jones, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., and there is no spin doctoring in the statement by the member of the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s scientific advisory board. From genomics to targeted therapies to vaccinations, the last 40 years has seen more strides…...

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Does Green Tea Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

Green tea has long been linked with positive health outcomes. It is full of antioxidants that have been associated with the prevention of many ailments, including cancer. Despite these associations, there have been no evidence-based suggestions on the quantity of green tea needed to prevent cancer. There are also no…...

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Blindsided by Thyroid Cancer: Brittany’s Story

Next month, we acknowledge Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month through September. Thyroid cancer is one of the most curable cancers. It has a 95% five-year survival rate and can typically be removed with surgery. Though many individuals diagnosed with thyroid cancer may feel optimistic about their treatment, there are still countless…...

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A Major Milestone! Global Coalition Launches World’s First Adaptive Clinical Trial Platform for Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is the deadliest and most aggressive form of brain cancer for which there is currently no cure. This often-fatal brain cancer accounts for 45% of all malignant brain tumors and 12,000 cancer diagnoses per year in the United States, in addition to tens of thousands more around…...

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Talented Teens: How Tina Zhang and her teammates use art to change the world

As the long days of summer begin cooling down, it won’t be long until high school halls are filled with eager minds ready to begin a new school year. Many seniors returning for their final year have a lot on their plate. Whether they’re determined to graduate at the top…...

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Albert Szent-Györgyi’s discovery of vitamin C

In a world of ever-changing fad diets, it can be difficult to pinpoint what exactly constitutes as proper nutrition. Luckily, there are some basic nutrition tips that everyone can agree on. It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are the key to a well-balanced diet, regardless of the current fad.…...

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Dr. Webster Cavenee: Oddball Ideas

When Dr. Webster “Web” Cavenee first introduced the idea of genetic tumor suppressors in 1982, it took to the air like a lead balloon. “I got a lot of blank looks,” he recalls. “A lot of angry ones, too.” How times change. Tumor suppressor genes, also called antioncogenes, are now…...

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