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Circadian Rhythm, Sleep and a Link to Cancer

For many, working a night shift is a regular part of life. While most of the world operates on a 9-5 business model, a surprising number of businesses and services operate outside of “normal” hours. Hospitals need medical professionals, buildings need security and scores of drivers and workers need 24-hour…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Dr. Joshua Mansour

Dr. Joshua Mansour has spent his time in hospitals since he was a young teenager. In his middle school years, he volunteered in hospitals and clinics around his hometown of Los Angeles. His early passion for medicine led him to his current practice as an oncologist and hematologist who specializes…...

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For Young Adults, “Cancer Recovery” Is A Loaded Term

Despite all of the advancements in cancer research and cures, there is one major aspect of the disease that is as under-discussed as it is controversial: patient cost. While the road to recovery is anything but easy, the road to post-cancer financial wellness is a hotly-contested and complex issue that…...

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Playing Tunes, Fighting Tumors

The general manager of a utility company, George Unverzagt too is a guitarist and singer-songwriter with a bluesy, folk Americana band popular throughout much of Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. The Acoustic Wolves, comprised of himself and longtime musical partner Jeff Hemmerlin, have a bare, stripped-down style which has…...

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Origin Cells of Glioblastoma May Have Been Identified

In what could be a major breakthrough, scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea claim to have identified the cellular origin of glioblastoma, a fast-growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from supportive tissue of the brain and spinal cord. It…...

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A Rapidly Emerging Field of Cancer Treatment

The human body normally runs like a well-oiled machine. It is able to activate muscles and run repairs without a conscious thought. One of the truly fascinating components of the human body is the immune system. The immune system is able to identify potentially harmful foreign matter and destroy it.…...

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National Men’s Health Week

Men often talk about news, politics and sports with their friends. That’s great, but this week men across the country are encouraged to talk about something else: their health. Starting today and extending through to Father’s Day, the nation is turning blue for Men’s Health Week. Men’s Health Week aims…...

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At Its Root

Chaos can be surprisingly orderly. While cancer is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, that growth is, nevertheless, the result of a very particular cascade of events, from carcinogen exposure to genetic mutations. Interfere with that cascade, and cancer can be ground to a halt, or even killed off. The efforts…...

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New Therapies Aim to Lessen Side Effects in Children

Ask any parent about their child fighting cancer and words like “nightmare” and “helpless” will almost certainly be part of the conversation. Within pediatric cancer medicine, the entire field faces the brutal reality that chemotherapy, surgery and most other cancer treatments are not designed for children. This can be somewhat…...

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NFCR Fellow Susan Band Horwitz Named Giant of Cancer Care

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2019   CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Program Management E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 Becomes the Fifth National Foundation for Cancer Research Scientist to Receive the Honor ROCKVILLE, MD – National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Fellow Susan…...

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