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Other Ways to Give Back: Donate Your Car!

‘Tis the season for generosity as the holiday season reminds many families just how fortunate they are. As generosity and good tidings fill the crisp winter air, National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) reminds people across the country of an easy yet impactful way to support an important cause: vehicle…...

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Cancer-Fighting Food Feature: Brussels Sprouts

Reach for the greens— good ole brussels sprouts can offer more to your health than you realize! Gather a group of people and ask their opinion on brussels sprouts – the room will almost certainly be divided 50/50. Some people love brussels sprouts and could eat them for every meal.…...

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Applications Open for the National Foundation for Cancer Research’s Salisbury Award Competition for Entrepreneurial Translational Cancer Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2020 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Corporate Outreach E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 The Program is Designed to Catalyze and Advance Promising Cancer Research Innovations onto a Path of Commercialization and Patient Impact ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation…...

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FDA Recalls Popular Heartburn Drug Ranitidine: What You Need to Know

Medication commonly used to treat acid reflux and GERD pulled from the market after scientists find concerning levels of a potential cancer-causing substance in the drug. In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all medications containing ranitidine be pulled from the market after an ongoing investigation…...

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Cancer-Fighting Food: Pumpkin

Since the first leaf turned a slight hue of red, people across the country began preparing for what may be the best season of all – autumn. Swimsuits and sandals have been slowly replaced with sweaters and scarves, and the only thing that takes the nip away from the cool…...

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Understanding the Role of Physical Traits of Cancer on Tumor Growth

To better understand tumor initiation and growth, National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Fellow Dr. Rakesh Jain and colleagues continue to investigate the role of the physical microenvironment surrounding cancer cells. When a tumor is growing, the tissues that surround the tumor are disrupted physically and biochemically. The outcomes of…...

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We Are Stronger Than the Cancer: Maria’s Story

Maria Gonzales was no stranger to cancer by the time she was diagnosed in 2008. She had watched the disease affect many of her family members, from her mother and her grandmothers to her aunts and cousins. Despite seeing her loved ones battle cancer in various forms, her diagnosis came…...

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Coping With Cancer—It’s Different for Everyone

Everyone’s journey with cancer is different, also unique to them is the way in which they cope with the disease. Taking two late celebrities, Alex Trebek and Chadwick Boseman as an example, we can see the differences in how individuals deal with a cancer diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer may only rank…...

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Wildfires and Cancer

It’s already November and the dystopian year of 2020 has hardly been mundane. The year began with Australia ablaze, sending the world into a panic about the wellbeing of Australians and their notorious animals. As the year continued, health and wellbeing remained a priority for people around the world. Now,…...

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Stomach Cancer Warning Signs: Understanding Your Risk

Stomach cancer is frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage because early symptoms are vague and often go overlooked. Learn what symptoms to watch for and steps you can take to help lower your risk. November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. Stomach cancer — also known as gastric cancer — is…...

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