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Playing 4 Trey

In 2014, a few short weeks after celebrating his 3rd birthday, Trey Fry was diagnosed with leukemia. Needless to say, this was a life-altering event for Trey and his family. Like so many, Trey fought his way through several rounds of chemotherapy. His cancer even relapsed and Trey required a…...

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Childhood Cancers

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades and continue to affect the lives of children and their families worldwide, it’s important to understand it....

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On the Move with Dr. Ba

This year, cancer research is moving at an exciting pace towards a real transformation. Just last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a cancer treatment based on a biomarker rather than the body location where the cancer originates....

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Meet Dorothy Elicker: A Mother Carrying on Her Daughter’s Legacy

Dorothy Elicker will never forget April 1, 2008 as that was the day her daughter, Lucy Stanovick, was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer — she was just 42 years old. Lucy was a beacon of light to all who knew her. While fighting her own health battles and raising two…...

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Meet Darrell Rice: A Courageous and Inspirational Caregiver

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Carmen Rice’s survival from Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) – the deadliest brain cancer that is widely regarded as incurable and universally fatal. Carmen’s thirteen-year survival is nothing less than miraculous and last month, we shared her incredible story with you. Today, we’d like to…...

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Donate Your Special Day to Cancer Research

The statistics are staggering. One in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that cancer will very likely affect each of us at some point in our lives — whether it is through our own personal diagnosis or through that…...

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Dr. Jim Allison: Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer

Szent-Györgyi Prize Winners: Then & Now 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…...

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Cancer May Metastasize Without Lymph Node Involvement

Cancer May Metastasize Without Lymph Node Involvement NFCR-funded research finds two distinct patterns of metastatic spread in human colorectal cancer (Bethesda, MD, July 13, 2017) Research by several leading scientists including Rakesh Jain, PhD, Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and…...

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5 Facts to Know about Sarcoma

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Deemed a “forgotten cancer” because of its rarity, sarcomas are cancers that start in bone, muscle, connective tissue, blood vessels or fat, and can be found anywhere in the body....

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Ally Minker: A Young Woman Determined to Make a Difference

For the third year in a row, Play4TheCure® and minor league baseball are teaming up to raise money and awareness for cutting-edge cancer research— a partnership started by National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Youth Ambassador Ally Minker. Nearly nine years ago, Matt Minker passed away from cancer. Baseball was…...

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