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Welcoming Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

We are pleased to welcome Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan as the newest way to earn with Fly to Find a Cure.  Along with its Global Partners, Alaska Mileage Plan offers its members the ability to earn and redeem miles to over 800 destinations around the world.  With this new earning opportunity, you…...

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Genetic Sequencing and Diagnosis Sets a Guinness World Record

Can you imagine that a Guinness world record could be related to genetic sequencing and disease diagnosis? A world record for fastest genetic diagnosis was recently set by Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president and CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. Dr. Kingsmore is able to successfully diagnose critically ill…...

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Genetic Testing for Cancer: What You Should Know

Genetic testing, including the tests using the second generation sequencing technology, is becoming an very important tool to improve the quality of medical care to cancer patients and high risk population. But, unless the right testing is selected, the results of the gene sequencing won’t be able to help the…...

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Women in Science – Dr. Sujuan Ba – CRS Luncheon 2011

NFCR’s  Dr. Sujuan Ba Energizes Women in Science at CRS Annual Luncheon August 2011 –Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of the National Foundation for Cancer Research, was the featured speaker at the  Controlled Release Society (CRS) Women in Science Forum Luncheon.  Dr. Ba described her tenacious climb through the…...

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Cancer–Fighting Cocoa

What could be a better, healthier option than dark chocolate? When it comes to fighting cancer, the answer is simple: Cocoa!...

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How To Talk to Kids About Cancer

Of the many questions we get asked, among the most difficult is the question, “How do I talk to my child about cancer?” Cancer is not contagious. Cancer is also not a singular disease but any of a group of medical issues that begin with abnormal cell growth. We can…...

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Minor League Baseball and Play4TheCure

For the second year in a row, Play4TheCure and minor league baseball are teaming up this summer to raise money and awareness for cutting-edge cancer research. The program was started by National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Youth Ambassador Ally Minker....

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Be Like Amos – Our 9 Year Old Philanthropist

The NFCR staff was touched by this very special donation. Read his story and share it freely with others. It made our day and we hope it makes yours as well. Meet Amos, our now famous, 9 year old Philanthropist: Less than one year ago, Amos’ father, Phil, experienced a…...

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Honoring Rakesh K Jain, Ph.D. NFCR funded Scientist

We are so pleased to congratulate National Foundation for Cancer Research funded Scientist Rakesh K. Jain Ph.D. on his tribute event today in Cambridge Massachusetts. A great honor to be feted by his collaborators, peers and fellow scientists and educators  at Harvard Medical School and the  E.L. Steele Laboratories for…...

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