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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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National Foundation for Cancer Research and KEW, Inc. announce a collaboration

National Foundation for Cancer Research and KEW, Inc. announce a collaboration to increase awareness of the value of genetic testing. Big Data comes to Cancer Care Choices.  #Research4aCure BETHESDA, Maryland (June 8, 2016)  – The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and Kew, Inc, a private oncology services company based…...

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Carmen Rice’s story couldn’t wait for a moonshot

“I have found the National Foundation for Cancer Research team to be dedicated and caring, I have been treated as part of their family.  I feel privileged to have met them.  I know that one day my fine and dedicated family will find a cure for glioblastoma and many other…...

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WE ARE THE HERETICS: Sequence that cancer!

WE ARE THE HERETICS:  Sequence that cancer! Heretic: someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefs        http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heretic Here’s an important question: Did your friend’s oncologists sequence their cancer? You’ve heard a lot about targeted cancer therapies recently.  This is all about molecular profiling, i.e., identifying…...

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The First Successful Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial and translational medicine. Our CEO and son of the Founder of NFCR likes to talk history. Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr. notes the coincidence, perhaps, that the Salisbury name has long been associated with unheralded basic research that leads to major breakthroughs. Clinical trial and translational medicine –  bring…...

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Erik’s 50th Marathon

  Erik Seastead died on March 24, 2016, after a three-month battle with glioblastoma, among the most aggressive and deadly forms of brain cancer. We’ll miss his kindness and his love. He was a family man. He was a loving husband. He was a runner, and he was our runner. He…...

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