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3 Things to Know Before Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

The nationwide Covid-19 vaccine rollout has vaccinated millions of people, which helps to significantly reduce the number of new cases and protect the people of high risk, including cancer patients, from being infected.  A fast vaccination will push the country entering the stage of herd immunity, namely enough population in…...

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Teaming Up to Give Back: Two Generations of Penn Chemists Collaborate to Fight Cancer

In an 1856 letter to American botanist Asa Gray, Charles Darwin wrote, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”  Collaboration has clearly been central to the life and work of Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., President and CEO…...

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Research Highlight: Preventing Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis

National Foundation for Cancer Research funded researcher Dr. Daniel A Haber recently unearthed an exciting discovery that may add years to the lives of late-stage breast cancer patients. Dr. Haber is fascinated by understanding drug resistance on a deeper level by studying individual tumor cells in patients’ blood. In December…...

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Cancer and Diet: Does it Really Matter?

Living a healthy life can be challenging when there are seemingly endless fad diets, do’s and don’ts, celebrity tips, and kitchen hacks. It can all seem a little overwhelming. The truth is that being healthy is not as difficult or restrictive as people are led to believe. These excessively restrictive…...

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3 Lessons on Generosity from former Chairman & CEO of Home Depot, Frank Blake

According to Frank Blake, he surprised everyone – including himself – when he became Home Depot Corporation CEO. During his tenure from 2007 through to 2014, Mr. Blake became well known for engineering a remarkable corporate turnaround during an economic downturn. However, this significant achievement was not the only reason…...

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3 Challenges to Celebrate World Cancer Day

Throughout the year, we celebrate and acknowledge a lengthy list of cancer awareness days. These days are extremely powerful, however sometimes the message gets diluted while competing against equally significant awareness dates. In 2000, The Union for International Cancer Control created World Cancer Day – an international uniting initiative. This…...

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5 Simple Ways to Make a Difference on World Cancer Day

Each year, individuals around the globe come together for a day of dedication in the fight against cancer. This day is February 4th—World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is a global initiative dedicated to fighting cancer on all fronts. Over the past 20+ years, this international day has demonstrated one…...

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Youth Ambassador Spotlight: Katy Gray

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Youth Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for top high school students across the country. These students serve as leaders in raising awareness and support for cutting-edge cancer research. Many youth ambassadors combine their passion for sports, science, and/or the arts with community…...

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Catching Cancer Cells on Their Way to Spreading

NEW NFCR-Supported Technology is Ready for Clinical Use With a better understanding of the genetic changes in cancer cells, and a more effective way to capture them, oncologists and scientists can be alerted to drug resistance and metastasis —allowing them to more quickly select new drugs or better therapies for…...

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