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Novel CAR-T Treatment Approved for Second Indication

In the past two months, the FDA has approved a revolutionary new form of immunotherapy, called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, for two blood cancers: B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in August, 2017 and now on October 18th, for aggressive diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a…...

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Fall 2017 | Top Ten Fundraisers as of October 31

In the name of friendly competition, we’re highlighting our top ten fundraisers so far this fall as a way to honor and acknowledge the teams who work so hard to support Play4TheCure. Please note that this list only represents teams that have sent in their donations as of October 31,…...

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NFCR President and COO to co-organize and speak at SNOChina 2018

The Society for Neuro-Oncology of China has invited Dr. Sujuan Ba, the president and chief operating officer of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), to give a lecture at its annual meeting, SNOChina 2018, to be held in Changsha, Hunan on March 16-17, 2018.  The Society will present the…...

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Infectious Disease Agents as a Cause of Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases defined by abnormal cell growth and caused by genetic defects. Most of us know that these genetic defects can be inherited, caused by environmental factors such as smoking, drinking, obesity and a lack of physical activity, as well as exposure to radiation and pollution.…...

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Take a Bite Out Of Cancer: Foods that Fight Cancer

Fuel is important and our choices in fuel are equally so. We put high-test in our cars, buy organic milk for our children and we obsess about our coffee! If we’re willing to go to these lengths, why not be more discerning about how we nourish ourselves? In plain terms…...

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New Compound Targets Metastatic Cancer Cells

​Scientists​ ​at​ ​Bar-Ilan​ ​University​ ​in​ ​Israel​ ​successfully​ ​targeted​ ​and​ ​rendered​ ​inert​ ​the​ ​enzyme that metastatic​ ​cancer​ ​cells​ ​need​ ​to​ ​survive​ ​in​ ​the​ ​body​ ​once​ ​they​ ​have​ ​left​ ​their​ ​host​ ​tumor.​ ​...

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer – What Every Patient Should Know

Nearly 15-20% of breast cancers are so-called “triple negative,” meaning such cancers have tested negative in pathology reports for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and Her2/Neu.   The growth of these cancers are not fueled by estrogen and progesterone, as are most cancers, and therefore, do not respond to hormonal therapies such as…...

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Unfortunately, breast cancer stats are staggering. Although there's no sure way to prevent breast cancer, here are 7 steps to minimize your risk....

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Weekend Roundup, October 13, 2017 | Ethel Walker Play Day

The weekend of October 13, 2017 more than a dozen teams will rally to Play4TheCure in support of cancer research, including the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT who is hosting their annual Play4TheCure Play Day....

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Corners for Cancer; A Legacy of Giving

When Maura Greenwood, a former field hockey player at Upper Dublin High School, shared the news that her mother had been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she turned to her coach, Heather Boyer for support. That is the moment that Boyer sprang into action.  ...

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