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Albert Szent-Györgyi’s discovery of vitamin C

In a world of ever-changing fad diets, it can be difficult to pinpoint what exactly constitutes as proper nutrition. Luckily, there are some basic nutrition tips that everyone can agree on. It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are the key to a well-balanced diet, regardless of the current fad.…...

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Dr. Webster Cavenee: Oddball Ideas

When Dr. Webster “Web” Cavenee first introduced the idea of genetic tumor suppressors in 1982, it took to the air like a lead balloon. “I got a lot of blank looks,” he recalls. “A lot of angry ones, too.” How times change. Tumor suppressor genes, also called antioncogenes, are now…...

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Knowledge is Power—Know Your Cancer Risk

The National Foundation for Cancer Research is a world leader in the fight against cancer. Although our research program is what will lead to game-changing discoveries, new prevention tools, treatments and ultimately a cure—NFCR is also now committed to providing direct support to patients. Through NFCR’s Cancer Patient Navigation Hotline,…...

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Breakthrough: Dr. César Milstein And The MAbs

They are called “mAbs,” short for monoclonal antibodies, and they are a big deal in oncology. One of the immune systems most elegant soldiers, mAbs are formed by B cells, a type of white blood cell produced in the spleen, in response to specific foreign invaders (real and perceived) known…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In-Depth: Andrea Andrade

If anyone met Andrea Andrade today, they would be introduced to a beauty pageant queen, motivational speaker, philanthropist and cancer advocate. She’s volunteered and donated to cancer centers in her hometown of Fresno, California and buys wigs for women going through chemo. What you may not know is the incredible…...

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Study links dietary fat consumption to breast cancer survival rate

It is undisputed that diet and nutrition are linked to the cause and perpetuation of cancer. Today, America faces an increasingly prevalent medical issue that affects more than 30% of its citizens: obesity. The number of obese Americans has dramatically increased in the past several decades, and if current trends…...

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Play4TheCure this Fall

Play4TheCure relies on partnerships with sports teams in the United States and around the world to raise awareness and funds for world-renowned scientists who lead the fight to prevent, treat, and cure cancer....

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A Living Legacy: The Willard Marmelzat Foundation

Growing up, Jonathan Marmelzat and his siblings always admired their parents’ commitment to supporting medical research, education, music and social justice causes. In their passing, the Marmelzat family continues to honor their parents’ philanthropic passions through the Willard Marmelzat Foundation. “Since our parents have passed, my sisters and I have…...

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UV Safety Month: What role does vitamin D play?

With abundant beach days comes constant reminders to frequently reapply sunscreen to protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But as July is amongst the most dangerous month for UV exposure, it has been named UV Safety Month to promote safe and healthy sun protection habits. UV radiation is a type of…...

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Sarcoma Origin Identified

Cancer is anything but a straightforward disease; one tumor type can be entirely different from another not only in location, but causal agent and origin. There is differentiation even within the same type of cancer. Take sarcoma, which is in fact an umbrella term for nearly 100 cancers originating in…...

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