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Cross Training: Unlock Your Athletic Potential

Everyone has a favorite type of exercise. Some people walk into their gym, do a few miles on the treadmill, and call it a day. Others may find themselves getting their 30 minutes a day by playing sports or from a mindful yoga practice. While there isn’t necessarily a wrong…...

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Wei Zhang: The Art of Precision

“The essence of precision medicine, in particular precision oncology, is to make cancer management more precise based on genomic mapping and molecular characterization of the unique tumors for each patient,” says Dr. Wei Zhang. “The cancer management that needs to be precision include diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan, treatment monitoring, and…...

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5 Ways You Can Show Support for Breast Cancer

With over 334,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States each year, it seems as if everyone knows someone affected by this disease. Throughout October, internationally recognized as breast cancer awareness month, millions of people get involved with bringing awareness to this disease. Getting involved may seem overwhelming…...

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Breakthrough: Single-Cell Sequencing

Genomics, the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of an individual’s genes, is already revolutionizing the way medicine treats cancer. Like many sciences, genomics has “niches;” single-cell genomics is a rapidly developing field, and current technologies can assay a single cell’s gene expression, DNA…...

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Determined to Give Back: Larry Woody’s Supporter Story

An estimated 22,530 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 2019. Researchers are working hard to provide early detection and screening solutions to women. The field of early ovarian cancer detection is expanding, and National Foundation for Cancer Research donor, Larry Woody, is focused on supporting it. “Cancer…...

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Estate Planning to Leave a Legacy

Often, when I speak of leaving a legacy to NFCR, many donors sigh and talk about the difficulty of sitting with an attorney and revising their will or setting up a trust. Not to mention the family dynamics and costs associated with creating or updating estate planning documents. I understand…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer In-Depth: Dr. Pam Davis, Wellbotics Founder

Dr. Pam Davis has had a passion for technology and academic research since she was young. She earned a doctorate degree in instructional media and technology from Columbia University and became a technology teacher. After teaching for more than 20 years, Dr. Davis’s passion for robotics and technology had to…...

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10 Ways to Manage Stress to Reduce the Spread of Cancer

It might seem normal to constantly worry and feel stressed after receiving a cancer diagnosis. After all, it is a stressful time in life. However, research has shown that stress can negatively impact overall health issues. Stress can cause mental health and influence the uptake of unhealthy behaviors. Studies have…...

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Disruptive Funding Model to Advance Innovations—A New Approach to Ending Cancer for Each and for All

The National Foundation for Cancer Research funds “high risk|high reward” research with a singular focus on one absolute and immutable goal: research to cure cancer – cures for all types of cancer. Since 1973 with grass roots support of Americans NFCR has been a catalyst for the discovery of the…...

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Five Facts Every Woman Should Know About Gynecologic Cancer

As we honor Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to be cognizant of the realities of these deadly diseases. All women with reproductive organs are susceptible to developing one of the seven gynecologic cancers, with the exception of women who have received a full hysterectomy and are at a lower…...

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