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8 Facts You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

May is National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month and Melanoma Awareness Month. As skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and the most treatable, when caught early, it’s important to understand what you can do to protect yourself. Background: Each year there are more…...

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Improving the Delivery and Efficacy of Anti-Cancer Therapeutics

In honor of National Medical Laboratory Professional Week, we’d like to highlight a few of the many accomplishments of NFCR-funded scientist, Dr. Rakesh Jain. About Dr. Rakesh Jain Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D., Andrew Werk Cook professor of tumor biology (radiation oncology) at Harvard Medical School and director of the Edwin…...

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Understanding Adaptive Clinical Trials

Testing new treatments is key to successfully treating cancer. Unfortunately, the current model for conducting clinical trials — evaluating the effectiveness of therapies on human subjects — is inefficient, expensive and suffers from high failure rates. To overcome these challenges, the practice of adaptive trials is emerging and has become one…...

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The Pioneering Gene Work of Dr. Mary-Claire King

The Szent-Györgyi Prize was established in honor of Nobel laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, co-founder of NFCR, to recognize outstanding scientific achievement in the war against cancer. Ten years later, “ASG Winners: Then & Now” looks at these winners, their extraordinary contributions and how their discoveries have made possible new approaches…...

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NFCR’s Genomics Newsroom: New genes linked to increased risk of ovarian and brain cancer

What is “genomics”? Cancer develops when genetic material (DNA) becomes damaged or changed. We know some cancer causing genetic changes are acquired (i.e. smoking), while others are inherited. Studying cancer genomics explores the differences between cancer cells and normal cells. Advances in understanding how cancer behaves at a genomic and…...

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Garlic: It’s Good For You

Garlic has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years. Today, it is used to help prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and to boost the immune system. Research has shown that eating garlic regularly may also help protect against cancer.[i] What makes garlic such…...

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Nano-Particles Open New Window for Biological Imaging

“Quantum dots” that emit infrared light enable highly detailed images of internal body structures Researchers have found a way to make tiny particles, known as quantum dots, that can be injected into the body and emit short-wave infrared light, enabling a new way to capture detailed images of internal body…...

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Turn Your NFCR Donation Into A Dream Vacation

Content courtesy of UpgradedPoints By Spencer Howard At UpgradedPoints, we’re obsessed with maximizing the travel experience. There’s nothing quite like taking your dream vacation, whether that’s eating cheap Michelin star-rated food in Singapore or exploring European history. Let’s be honest, though. While we all love to travel, we don’t really…...

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6 Facts You Need to Know About Kidney Cancer

March is National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month and, as this disease continues affecting the lives of so many people every year, it’s important to understand it. Background: Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. In the United States, an estimated 63,990 people will…...

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NFCR President Wins International Cooperation Award from the Chinese Medical Doctor Association

NFCR President receives the inaugural award from Society for Neuro-Oncology of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association for her outstanding contribution to international cooperation in March 2017.   Dr. Jiang Tao, the Chairman of the Society for Neuro-Oncology of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association and the vice director of the department…...

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