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Meet Carmen Rice: A Courageous and Inspirational GBM Survivor

This year marks the 13th anniversary of Carmen Rice’s survival from Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) – the deadliest brain cancer that is widely regarded as incurable and universally fatal. GBM kills 91% of patients within three years of diagnosis and NFCR is part of a robust, international coalition working on innovative…...

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4 Must-Know Facts About the Deadliest Brain Tumor

Glioblastoma multiforme—also known as GBM—is the most lethal form of brain cancer in adults. This devastating brain cancer spreads into other parts of the brain very quickly and is usually not surgically curable. Typically, radiation and chemotherapy are given with the hopes of delaying tumor progression. If you or a loved…...

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Brain Tumors

What is Brain Tumor? Of the nearly 80,000 brain tumors diagnosed in the U.S. each year, approximately 32% are considered malignant – or cancerous. Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in his or her lifetime is less than 1%.…...

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8 Facts You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

May is National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month and Melanoma Awareness Month. As skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and the most treatable, when caught early, it’s important to understand what you can do to protect yourself. Background: Each year there are more…...

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Improving the Delivery and Efficacy of Anti-Cancer Therapeutics

In honor of National Medical Laboratory Professional Week, we’d like to highlight a few of the many accomplishments of NFCR-funded scientist, Dr. Rakesh Jain. About Dr. Rakesh Jain Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D., Andrew Werk Cook professor of tumor biology (radiation oncology) at Harvard Medical School and director of the Edwin…...

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6 Facts You Need to Know About Kidney Cancer

March is National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month and, as this disease continues affecting the lives of so many people every year, it’s important to understand it. Background: Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. In the United States, an estimated 63,990 people will…...

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The Amazing Antioxidants in Artichokes

[i] https://organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-artichokes.html [ii] https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/ [iii] http://foodfacts.mercola.com/artichoke.html...

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9 Must-Know Facts About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) continues to affect millions of men and women worldwide, and understanding the disease and what we can do to prevent it is the first step toward a cure. Colorectal Cancer Statistics Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both…...

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8 Proactive Cancer-Preventing Pointers

With cancer continuing to affect the lives of so many, it’s important to try to prevent or reduce cancer risk. Here are eight helpful tips....

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Attention Women: 6 Must-Know Facts About Cervical Cancer

It’s important to understand cervical cancer - the disease known as a “silent killer” - and what women can do to improve our chances of beating it....

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