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Cancer Awareness

National Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Given recent innovation in cancer research and public awareness, most cancers are declining in frequency. Unfortunately, thyroid cancer is not following this trend. Thyroid cancer has actually seen an increase in frequency of about 4% every year throughout the last 10 years. In addition, this increase is most significant in…...

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

To bring attention to leukemia and lymphoma, Congress in 2010 designated September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month. These diseases are diagnosed in 14,000 people monthly within the United States. But with advances in treatment and technologies yielding earlier and earlier detection, the overall five-year relative survival rate for leukemia has…...

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1999, September has been recognized as National Prostate Awareness Month. In this month, health professionals, researchers, survivors and families take special efforts to increase public knowledge, promote screening, increase education and support research. In 2018, it is estimated that nearly 165,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with…...

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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic cancer poses a large threat to the health of women across the globe. With September being devoted to special attention to the category of diseases, this NFCR blog post will go into some detail....

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day in the United States, an average of 42 families are hit with the tragic news that their child has cancer. Childhood cancer is still the leading cause of death in children under 15 years old. This is, despite the 30% increase, from 50% to 80%, in 5-year survival…...

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American Flight Attendants at Higher Cancer Risk

New research from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that American flight attendants have a higher prevalence of several forms of cancer....

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Grant Seeks to Increase Minorities in Cancer Research

In an attempt to bolster the numbers of minorities in cancer research, the Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CaseMed), in partnership with the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded a five-year grant, totaling $2.5 million to engage local underrepresented youth....

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Epigenetics, Methylation and Cancer

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species forever changed the way we think about how we and the world developed. It laid the foundation for the entire field of modern genetics and empowered generations of scientists and skeptical thinkers....

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Breakthrough in Ewing Sarcoma Research

Ewing sarcoma arises from an error occurring between two genes. This “abnormal fusion transcription factor” causes chaos by turning on genes that should be off, while turning off others that should be on....

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A Skin Cancer 101

Let’s just dispel the myths now: There is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Outside of a full suit of armor, there is no such thing as “sunblock;” in fact, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of the term. You can get skin cancer in places that…...

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