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Two National Foundation for Cancer Research Scientists Among the National Academy of Inventors’ Latest Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2018 CONTACT: Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org / Phone: 301-961-9161 The Honor Recognizes Top Academic Inventors BETHESDA, MD – In an event this afternoon at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, two funded scientists of the National Foundation…...

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Researchers Develop Antibody to Fight Colorectal Cancer

President Bill Clinton declared March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in 2000, highlighting a disease that represents eight percent of all new cancers diagnosed yearly and, out of the estimated 135,430 people who developed it just last year, caused an estimated 50,260 deaths in the United States alone. As outlined in…...

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Duo of Oncology Vaccine Pioneers at the National Cancer Institute to Receive 2018 Annual Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2018 CONTACT: Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@nfcr.org First Occasion for Award to Recognize Extraordinary Contributions in Cancer Prevention, Role of Vaccines BETHESDA, MD – The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that the 2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize…...

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Novel CAR-T Treatment Approved for Second Indication

In the past two months, the FDA has approved a revolutionary new form of immunotherapy, called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, for two blood cancers: B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in August, 2017 and now on October 18th, for aggressive diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a…...

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Dr. Jim Allison: Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer

Szent-Györgyi Prize Winners: Then & Now The Szent-Györgyi Prize was established in honor of Nobel laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, co-founder of NFCR, to recognize outstanding scientific achievement in the war against cancer. Ten years later, “ASG Winners: Then & Now” looks at these winners, their extraordinary contributions and how their discoveries have made possible new…...

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Highlights of ASCO 2017

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®) is the world’s leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. Each year, tens of thousands of oncology professionals, cancer researchers and patient advocates gather at The ASCO Annual Meeting  to discuss the latest in…...

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2017 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research Awarded to Michael N. Hall

More than 170 guests enjoyed a fabulous Monday evening at the National Press Club recognizing Michael N. Hall, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland, as the 2017 recipient of the Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research presented by the National Foundation…...

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The Pioneering Gene Work of Dr. Mary-Claire King

The Szent-Györgyi Prize was established in honor of Nobel laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, co-founder of NFCR, to recognize outstanding scientific achievement in the war against cancer. Ten years later, “ASG Winners: Then & Now” looks at these winners, their extraordinary contributions and how their discoveries have made possible new approaches…...

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The Man Who Halted the Growth of Tumors: Dr. Harold F. Dvorak

Research Then & Treatments Now: NFCR-funded scientist Dr. Dvorak's discovery helped pave the way for researchers to develop treatments to halt tumor growth....

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New Treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme Developed by NFCR Scientists

Dr. Web Cavenee and Dr. Paul B. Fisher discover a new pharmacological agent to treat glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the deadliest brain cancer....

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