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National Foundation for Cancer Research Announces Leadership Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) today announced the promotion of Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., to president and chief executive officer.…...

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Cancer and Genomics: A Primer

In 2017, genetic researchers in the United Kingdom introduced a powerful new mechanical tool in the growing field of genomics which may guide the way to new cancer treatments. The high-tech genome sequencer, the Illumina NovaSeqTM 6000, was unveiled at The Institute of Cancer Research (the ICR) in London. “It…...

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World Cancer Day: How Far We’ve Come

For the past two decades, people around the globe have bound together to promote cancer awareness every February 4th, World Cancer Day. The National Foundation for Cancer Research is honored to be one of over a thousand members of the Day’s coordinator, the Swiss-based Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).…...

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National Cancer Prevention Month

There are approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed per year in the United States. Many, if not most, of these cases may have been preventable. To kick off National Cancer Prevention Month, the National Foundation for Cancer Research encourages its readers to pick up cancer-preventative habits. It is…...

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Breast Cancer Linked to Bone Marrow Cells

“Our study shows that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts is important for promoting tumor growth, likely by enhancing blood vessel formation,” says Dr. Neta Erez of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, discussing a recent discovery finding that breast cancer can “recruit” stromal cells originally formed…...

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Team Spotlight: Methacton High School Field Hockey

Methacton High School Field Hockey has been dedicated to advocating and fundraising for cancer research since 2014 in honor of their Goalkeeper Coach who is a breast cancer survivor....

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“Pink Drink” to Aid Brain Tumor Treatment

Approved in June 2017 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and launched commercially in-country in October 2018, 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (also known as 5-ALA, and composed of aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride) is an optical imaging agent for use in patients with high-grade gliomas. Nicknamed the “pink drink,” 5-ALA is a surgical…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer–In Depth: Maureen Kenner

Maureen Kenner was known in the Providence, Rhode Island community for the relationships she had with her students and their families. A special education elementary teacher for 35 years, she was recognized as Providence Teacher of the Year in 2003 for being a compassionate and devoted educator. In 2014, Maureen…...

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Yoga for Insomnia, Anxiety and Socializing in Cancer Patients

A discipline consisting of movements through a sequence of postures in coordination with focused breathing, yoga’s documented benefits include increased flexibility, better strength, lowered blood pressure and the reduced severity of insomnia. Many people attribute recovery from depression and anxiety to the regular practice of yoga. Could its practice be…...

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When The Internet First Took On Cancer

It was 2001 and Graham Richards, Ph.D., a scientist funded from 1982 to 2007 by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, was faced with a challenge: How to harness the power of a supercomputer for virtual cancer drug models when you have neither the budget nor the space required? The…...

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