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Mary-Claire King: Sharpshooter with Breast Cancer in Her Sights

Cancer is complex. “Simple” is the last word that either layman or scientist would use to describe virtually any aspect of the disease. However, simply put, the health prospects of women worldwide have improved as a result of the laboratory work of Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., winner of the National Foundation…...

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Q&A with Play4TheCure Coach Debra McMullen

McMullen's team has hosted Play4TheCure games for NFCR since 2013 and has raised over $6,000 for cancer research....

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Striking Back at the “Silent Killer”

A recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer highlights a potential improvement to screening techniques for cervical cancer. The method demonstrated considerable success in detecting the human papillomavirus (HPV), as well as predicting a woman’s risk of cervical cancer. Specifically, the screening’s success rate was significantly higher than…...

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In Remembrance of Dr. Waun Ki Hong

The National Foundation for Cancer Research remembers and recognizes the contributions of Waun Ki Hong, M.D., F.A.C.P., D.M.Sc. (Hon.), who passed away on January 2, 2019, at the age of 76. Born in 1942 in what is now South Korea, amidst World War II and before the 1945 political division…...

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New Year’s Resolutions from a Cancer Survivor

Earlier this week, people worldwide celebrated the end of 2018. Many individuals took time to reflect on their accomplishments and made goals for the following year. It is a timeless tradition—using the new year as a starting point to begin working towards dreams. Everyone seems to have different aims for…...

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HPV Vaccine Gets Expanded Approval from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Gardasil 9, a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, for adults aged 27 to 45. The move could help further spell the end of one of the main causes of a host of communicable cancers. Already approved for patients aged 9 to…...

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Screen Time: The Value of Medical Check-ups

Going to the doctor is not most people’s preferred way to spend time. As a result, it is often neglected. But with high stakes, going to visit the doctor for a regular screening can literally mean the difference between life and death—especially with the increasing accuracy of early detection technology.…...

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Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month: Getting These Superfoods on Your Plate

Winter’s tantalizing coolness has been slowly creeping its way into the northern hemisphere. The solstice today, December 21st, marks the start of the season. Many Americans, especially those in the unforgivingly snowy states, welcome winter with bowls upon bowls of vegetable soup. As these individuals sip a steamy serving of…...

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Hope for the Holidays: 5 Ways to Support Cancer Patients This Season

December is one of the most joyous times of the year. Families flock together to celebrate and people across the world prepare to say goodbye to the old year and toast to the new one. However, when battling cancer, the joy of the season can be tarnished with the stress…...

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Here from the Beginning

Anthony Pratt fondly recalls his days as a student at Brooklyn College, the namesake institution nestled inside the New York City borough that he has lived in all of his life. He was captivated by the multifaceted science courses comprising his studies—bacteriology, zoology, physiology, oceanography and biology, among them. One…...

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