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Alex Matter: Making Targeted Therapy a Reality

“I was attracted, even as a youngster, by infectious diseases and cancer,” recalls Alex Matter, M.D. That young boy would pursue these passions and, in adulthood, emerge as a leading global authority in the disease field. Now the CEO of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, or A*STAR, the…...

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An Analytical Tool Like Few Others

When he passed away in April 2004, Dr. Csaba Horváth had more than a few laurels upon which he could eternally rest. Though most famously, Horváth was the first scientist to design, construct and show molecular separations using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The analytical technology has since served as foundation…...

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Stronger Together

It is said that if you have the one you love, you have everything you need. For two members of the National Foundation for Cancer Research community, this has certainly proven true. As they stood under the wedding chuppah which the bride and her mother had built together just weeks…...

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Pioneering Physician-Scientist to Receive 2019 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 Awardee Has Remained at the Vanguard of Various Cancer Immunotherapy Fields for over Four Decades ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation for Cancer Research…...

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Anti-Cancer Properties Found in a Deadly Australian Arachnid

Identified as the deadliest arachnid in the world, a bite from the Australian funnel web spider can result in death in as little as fifteen minutes. However, according to recent findings, the venom of the funnel web spider may have curative properties when treating human melanoma cells. The survival of…...

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National Foundation for Cancer Research Announces Leadership Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2019 CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 ROCKVILLE, MD – The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) today announced the promotion of Sujuan Ba, Ph.D., to president and chief executive officer.…...

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Cancer and Genomics: A Primer

In 2017, genetic researchers in the United Kingdom introduced a powerful new mechanical tool in the growing field of genomics which may guide the way to new cancer treatments. The high-tech genome sequencer, the Illumina NovaSeqTM 6000, was unveiled at The Institute of Cancer Research (the ICR) in London. “It…...

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World Cancer Day: How Far We’ve Come

For the past two decades, people around the globe have bound together to promote cancer awareness every February 4th, World Cancer Day. The National Foundation for Cancer Research is honored to be one of over a thousand members of the Day’s coordinator, the Swiss-based Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).…...

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National Cancer Prevention Month

There are approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed per year in the United States. Many, if not most, of these cases may have been preventable. To kick off National Cancer Prevention Month, the National Foundation for Cancer Research encourages its readers to pick up cancer-preventative habits. It is…...

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Breast Cancer Linked to Bone Marrow Cells

“Our study shows that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts is important for promoting tumor growth, likely by enhancing blood vessel formation,” says Dr. Neta Erez of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, discussing a recent discovery finding that breast cancer can “recruit” stromal cells originally formed…...

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