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Stay Strong, Be Positive: Brianne’s Story

Sometimes life gets busy and all you can do is put your head down and focus. That was what the autumn of 2017 looked like for Brianne Jaeger. She was a busy mother of two in her mid-thirties juggling her office manager role and a busy social life. That autumn…...

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2019 Salisbury Award Winners

Johns Hopkins researchers Emily Han-Chung Hsiue, M.D., and Jacqueline Douglass in the Vogelstein/Kinzler Lab at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center have been researching MANAbodies, an entirely novel immunotherapeutic approach which could be a significant weapon against cancer and source of hope for patients. MANAbodies are bispecific antibodies that target…...

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NEW Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Buried amongst the pandemic commotion was American Cancer Society’s newest cervical cancer screening guidelines. Cervical cancer affects women of all ages worldwide and is often dubbed ‘the silent killer’ as it presents with no symptoms in the early stages. Luckily there is an effective screening method to help reduce the…...

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10 Ways to Embrace Positivity in 2021

As Americans gathered around to watch the annual ball drop, most people were relieved to finally bid farewell to the unprecedented year of 2020. The year had been exceptionally challenging in every way imaginable – financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Though it was truly amazing to see people and organizations…...

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Family Health History: Talk with Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

From marriage proposals to politics, many topics are discussed around the holiday dinner table. This year, make sure to talk with your loved ones about your family health history to help better understand your unique health risks. The holiday season is approaching. As you get together with loved ones —…...

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National Foundation for Cancer Research Providing Clinical Trial Education and Other Information Services for Cancer Patients

In collaboration with GoMo Health, the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has established a new online platform, the Research for a Cure Patient Hub, highlighting the critical role of cancer clinical trials for patients, caregivers and medical progress. The website includes information about the importance and benefits of clinical…...

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Childhood Cancer Treatment by NFCR Partner Receives Fast Track Review and More Good News From the FDA

Oncoheroes Biosciences, a biotech focused on advancing new therapies for childhood cancer, recently announced that the Unites States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) and Rare Pediatric Disease Designation (RPDD) to volasertib, one of its drugs. Volasertib is a small molecular inhibitor that has been…...

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NFCR-Supported Researcher Leads Study Aiming to Understand Which Patients May Respond Best to Immunotherapy

New approach developed by Dr. Rakesh Jain and his research team identifies biomarkers that may indicate which patients will best respond to immune checkpoint blockade therapies. A research team led by NFCR-supported scientist Rakesh K. Jain, PhD, the Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology at Harvard Medical School and…...

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Cancer: There’s An App for That (2020 Update)

To keep the NFCR community up to date with the best tools of technology, the team has compiled a list of the best apps for cancer patients in 2020. In 2017, National Foundation for Cancer Research reviewed some of the best cancer apps available for patients and their families. From…...

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5 Simple Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

Seeing loved ones who live far away is one of the best aspects of the holiday season. Of course, no matter how warm and joyous the idea of family visits may be, the process of traveling hundreds of miles can be overwhelming in the best of times. And with cases…...

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