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At Its Root

Chaos can be surprisingly orderly. While cancer is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, that growth is, nevertheless, the result of a very particular cascade of events, from carcinogen exposure to genetic mutations. Interfere with that cascade, and cancer can be ground to a halt, or even killed off. The efforts…...

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New Therapies Aim to Lessen Side Effects in Children

Ask any parent about their child fighting cancer and words like “nightmare” and “helpless” will almost certainly be part of the conversation. Within pediatric cancer medicine, the entire field faces the brutal reality that chemotherapy, surgery and most other cancer treatments are not designed for children. This can be somewhat…...

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NFCR Fellow Susan Band Horwitz Named Giant of Cancer Care

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2019   CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Program Management E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 Becomes the Fifth National Foundation for Cancer Research Scientist to Receive the Honor ROCKVILLE, MD – National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Fellow Susan…...

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Survivor’s Guilt: The Ongoing Battle

Cancer drugs effective at prolonging life and its quality, cures for some forms of the disease that had previously been bearers of certain death and preventive vaccines that all but eliminate risks of other forms—these have been the fruits of decades of ever-advancing cancer research. Survivorship has increased, and for…...

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NFCR at ASCO 2019

The work of at least seven National Foundation for Cancer Research scientists will be featured during the 55th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), most prominently, Rakesh Jain, Ph.D. He will join over 30,000 physicians, researchers, administrators and other professionals for the largest yearly gathering of…...

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For the Community

In addition to its position as one of the premier cancer research support organizations in the U.S., the National Foundation for Cancer Research has also long served as a trusted resource for all. Our organization is doing everything in our power to bolster efforts by many of the most brilliant…...

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Heart Health and Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is a massive burden across almost every aspect of someone’s life, and recent studies have highlighted one statistic which should not be taken lightly: Individuals battling the disease have an increased likelihood of heart problems. In fact, heart problems are ranked as one of the most common…...

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Ronald DePinho: The Age of Cancer

“For me, this is one of the great honors of my research career,” says Dr. Ronald DePinho, who in 2009 won the prestigious Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research—and who has a touching personal tie to the namesake of the accolade. “I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Szent-Györgyi…...

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Showing Promise: Confronting Brain Cancer in the Lab

Any brain cancer surgery carries significant risk. For one, post-procedural swelling can be deadly. Doctors must also take into account the size of the tumor, its type and grade, the location and whether or not it is pressing against a vital part of the brain. Moreover, the brain is the…...

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Labs Navigate the “Valley of Death”

Here is the hard truth: Research is expensive. Salaries, equipment, upgrades, experiments, clinical trials and prototyping voraciously eat up budgets, even those in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. And this is before success (or failure) is declared. Unfortunately, just because a cancer laboratory gets a grant from…...

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