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WE ARE THE HERETICS: Sequence that cancer!

WE ARE THE HERETICS:  Sequence that cancer! Heretic: someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefs        http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heretic Here’s an important question: Did your friend’s oncologists sequence their cancer? You’ve heard a lot about targeted cancer therapies recently.  This is all about molecular profiling, i.e., identifying…...

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The First Successful Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial and translational medicine. Our CEO and son of the Founder of NFCR likes to talk history. Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr. notes the coincidence, perhaps, that the Salisbury name has long been associated with unheralded basic research that leads to major breakthroughs. Clinical trial and translational medicine –  bring…...

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Erik’s 50th Marathon

  Erik Seastead died on March 24, 2016, after a three-month battle with glioblastoma, among the most aggressive and deadly forms of brain cancer. We’ll miss his kindness and his love. He was a family man. He was a loving husband. He was a runner, and he was our runner. He…...

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Breast Cancer Treatments in the News

New Treatments Could Shrink Breast Cancer in Just 11 Days For patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, a new combination therapy with two drugs could shrink or even eliminate their tumors in just 11 days. About 10% of breast cancers are HER2-positive, which is a subtype of breast cancer that is aggressive…...

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Green Goddess: Healthy Anti-Cancer Smoothie Recipe

This green goddess smoothie adds a variety of superfoods to your day; you’ll get vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber and antioxidants in this delicious drink....

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A Tribute to Barbara Karpouzis Valavanes

The National Foundation is deeply honored and grateful that our mission of cancer research to find new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all types of cancer was supported and valued by Barbara Karpouzis Valavanes....

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2016 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. of University of Washington Awarded 2016 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research (Bethesda, MD – January 21, 2016) The National Foundation forCancer Research (NFCR) announced today that Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., University of Washington professor of medicine (medical genetics) and genome sciences has been awarded the 2016 Szent-Györgyi…...

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Dr. Daniel Von Hoff Honored with Scripps Genomic Medicine Award

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff was presented this month with the Scripps Genomic Medicine Award for his “pioneering efforts” in sequencing, or spelling out, the DNA of patients with rare cancers. Dr. Von Hoff’s research and clinical work advances the art of using the fully sequenced genomes of cancer patients, spelling…...

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