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3 Challenges to Celebrate World Cancer Day

Throughout the year, we celebrate and acknowledge a lengthy list of cancer awareness days. These days are extremely powerful, however sometimes the message gets diluted while competing against equally significant awareness dates. In 2000, The Union for International Cancer Control created World Cancer Day – an international uniting initiative. This…...

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5 Simple Ways to Make a Difference on World Cancer Day

Each year, individuals around the globe come together for a day of dedication in the fight against cancer. This day is February 4th—World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is a global initiative dedicated to fighting cancer on all fronts. Over the past 20+ years, this international day has demonstrated one…...

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Youth Ambassador Spotlight: Katy Gray

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Youth Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for top high school students across the country. These students serve as leaders in raising awareness and support for cutting-edge cancer research. Many youth ambassadors combine their passion for sports, science, and/or the arts with community…...

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Catching Cancer Cells on Their Way to Spreading

NEW NFCR-Supported Technology is Ready for Clinical Use With a better understanding of the genetic changes in cancer cells, and a more effective way to capture them, oncologists and scientists can be alerted to drug resistance and metastasis —allowing them to more quickly select new drugs or better therapies for…...

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3 Important Tips For Immuno-Oncology Drug Treatment

Immuno-oncology (IO) drugs have demonstrated unprecedented benefits in the treatment of several types of cancer. The overall survival time of cancer patients treated by IO drugs have been dramatically extended, and in some cases, even late stage fatal cancers are brought into remission by the IO-based immunotherapy. IO drugs work…...

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Cancer Research Applied to Develop COVID-19 Treatment Strategies

New publication by NFCR-supported scientist Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., applies cancer research findings to help COVID-19 treatment in different patient groups. Few drugs for COVID-19 appear to work well in unselected patients, but now a new mathematical model provides insight into which patients benefit from which treatments. Researchers and investigators, including…...

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The Benefits of Juicing: Fact vs Fiction

No matter who you are or where you live, everyone can benefit by following one simple rule: eat more vegetables! This simple yet important rule often has a huge following in the beginning of a new year as many people are resolute to eat healthier and exercise more. In fact,…...

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Cancer Patients and the Flu: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has not replaced the risks posed by the seasonal flu. Learn why the influenza virus is particularly dangerous for cancer patients and how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.  With so much attention focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy for us…...

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Biosimilar Drugs: Lowering the Cost of Cancer Care?

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) answers some of the most frequently asked questions about biosimilar drugs for cancer treatment. Biologic drugs (biologics) are a special class of medications that are made from living organisms, such as proteins.1 Vaccines, hormones, and anti-allergy medications are all examples of biologics.2 These…...

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