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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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Carlo Croce: It’s All About (Trans)Location

“It was a great pleasure because it is so important,” recalls Carlo Croce, M.D., of his 2008 win of the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. “The committee is very selective, and they really want to choose outstanding people who really have made a…...

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Metastasis Suppressor Genes

“It’s what I consider the most interesting science in the world,” says NFCR Fellow Danny Welch, Ph.D. He is alluding to his work discovering the presence of metastasis-suppressing genes in human DNA. Welch, the Hall Family Professor of Molecular Medicine, a professor of cancer biology and an associate director of…...

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Simulations Could Extend Life for Kidney Cancer Patients

Surgery is one of the oldest treatments for cancer. Even as research and technology have progressed, surgery has remained an excellent choice of treatment. Kidney cancer, whose attention we are called to especially during the month of March, is often treated with a surgical process called a partial nephrectomy. A…...

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The Gunnery School Hosts 9th Fundraiser for Play4TheCure

In 2018, The Gunnery School partnered with Play4TheCure during the month of October for the ninth consecutive year. The month-long programming was an opportunity to shed light on the battle against cancer and bring The Gunnery School together under one cause....

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NFCR-Affiliated Brain Cancer Scientist’s Efforts Recognized Across the Pacific

W.K. Alfred Yung, M.D., a brain cancer researcher and former National Foundation for Cancer Research fellow, was last week presented with the 3rd Annual SNOChina Award for Outstanding Contributions of International Cooperation by the Chinese Medical Doctor Association’s (CMDA) Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO). The presentation was made at the 3rd…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Andy Danziger

Shaina Danziger was thriving as a successful high-end fashion model in Europe. She appeared in magazines such as Vogue and Glamour. Her world changed forever when her father, Andy, called her from his home in New York in October 2011. “Sit down,” he told her, and proceeded to explain that…...

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Trending Improvements for Multiple Myeloma

While it may not be an extremely common cancer, multiple myeloma, awareness of which is highlighted throughout the month of March, remains a severe life-threatening disease. Multiple myeloma is a cancer affecting plasma cells within the bone marrow. With the cancer impacting plasma cells, individuals living with multiple myeloma have…...

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Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Preventing cancer typically comes at the cost of modifying one’s behavior. Medical professionals beg patients to cut down on tobacco usage, develop an exercise routine and incorporate health conscious meals into diets. While this advice is well researched and proven to reduce the risk of developing many cancers, many people…...

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