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Ricardo Garcia: The Power of Repurposing

When volasertib was discontinued after an unsatisfactory Phase III clinical trial as an anti-leukemia drug, it did not die a quick death, or die at all. Like Viagra and thalidomide before it, volasertib was “repurposed;” if the original vision for the compound fails, it is simply a matter of finding…...

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NFCR Funded Translational Cancer Research Project Receives Virginia Catalyst Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Program Development E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 ROCKVILLE, MD – A translational research project supported by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has been awarded $700,000 from Virginia Catalyst to advance…...

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Hearty & Healthy Holiday Recipe: Vegetarian Wellington

The halls are decked, the stockings are hung, and now all that’s left to do is prepare the holiday dinner menu. Every holiday host knows that there is a fine line between adding creative new dishes and maintaining the beloved holiday classics. Any new dish that dare competes with grandma’s…...

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Fly to Find a Cure: Give Wings to Cancer Research

Travel enthusiasts, frequent flyers and cancer research supporters can make a difference with their airline miles by joining the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s signature fundraising program, Fly to Find a Cure. This unique program allows donors to support the fight against cancer with the added benefit of receiving airline…...

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Feliz Navi-dog: How One Pup Brings Holiday Cheer to Cancer Patients

As the holiday season approaches, there seems to be an increase of generosity and selflessness amongst the general public. Everyone seems to be in a giving frame of mind as the holiday cheer embraces them. People are more receptive to donating to charitable causes or volunteering their time to improve…...

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Rookie Play4TheCure Team, Central Catholic Volleyball, Raises $1,205 for Cancer Research

With thoughtful fundraising efforts and community involvement, Central Catholic Volleyball honored those with cancer while supporting cancer research at the National Foundation for Cancer Research....

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5 Questions About Nutrition and Cancer with an Oncology Dietitian

After diagnosis, cancer patients have a lot to manage. Oncology dietitian Nichole Giller works with patients to reduce the confusion around diet during and after cancer treatment. Giller said her work is rewarding because she can discuss modern research with cancer patients and survivors in hopes of giving them the…...

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