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The Gunnery School Hosts 9th Fundraiser for Play4TheCure

In 2018, The Gunnery School partnered with Play4TheCure during the month of October for the ninth consecutive year. The month-long programming was an opportunity to shed light on the battle against cancer and bring The Gunnery School together under one cause....

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NFCR-Affiliated Brain Cancer Scientist’s Efforts Recognized Across the Pacific

W.K. Alfred Yung, M.D., a brain cancer researcher and former National Foundation for Cancer Research fellow, was last week presented with the 3rd Annual SNOChina Award for Outstanding Contributions of International Cooperation by the Chinese Medical Doctor Association’s (CMDA) Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO). The presentation was made at the 3rd…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Andy Danziger

Shaina Danziger was thriving as a successful high-end fashion model in Europe. She appeared in magazines such as Vogue and Glamour. Her world changed forever when her father, Andy, called her from his home in New York in October 2011. “Sit down,” he told her, and proceeded to explain that…...

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Trending Improvements for Multiple Myeloma

While it may not be an extremely common cancer, multiple myeloma, awareness of which is highlighted throughout the month of March, remains a severe life-threatening disease. Multiple myeloma is a cancer affecting plasma cells within the bone marrow. With the cancer impacting plasma cells, individuals living with multiple myeloma have…...

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Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Preventing cancer typically comes at the cost of modifying one’s behavior. Medical professionals beg patients to cut down on tobacco usage, develop an exercise routine and incorporate health conscious meals into diets. While this advice is well researched and proven to reduce the risk of developing many cancers, many people…...

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Team Spotlight: Ethel Walker Field Hockey

After losing her father to cancer at five years old Mimi Duran, the head coach of Ethel Walker Field Hockey, made it her goal to help raise awareness....

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Cancer Genomics Research: A Young and Exciting Field

Genomics is an interdisciplinary field of science focusing on the structure, function, evolution, mapping and editing of genomes, which itself is a specific organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. While DNA was first isolated in 1869, and its structure identified in 1953, genomes were not first…...

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All Sports. All Colors. All Cancers.

In the summer of 2006, Tina Reinprecht’s season as a women’s field hockey coach in eastern Pennsylvania was just beginning when she noticed the mother of a student athlete wearing a winter beanie. She thought it seemed out of place in the hot weather....

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Salisbury Award Launched by National Foundation for Cancer Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 New Program Widens NFCR’s Translational Research Scope, Honors Family’s Contributions ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) last Thursday, February 21st,…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Amaey Shah

In 2005, Purvi Shah’s son, Amaey, was diagnosed with leukemia at just three years old. From that point on, life was no longer as Purvi and her family knew it. During the first year of treatment Amaey was in and out of the hospital—more in than out. Many hours were…...

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