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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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Mary-Claire King: Sharpshooter with Breast Cancer in Her Sights

Cancer is complex. “Simple” is the last word that either layman or scientist would use to describe virtually any aspect of the disease. However, simply put, the health prospects of women worldwide have improved as a result of the laboratory work of Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., winner of the National Foundation…...

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HPV Vaccine Gets Expanded Approval from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Gardasil 9, a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, for adults aged 27 to 45. The move could help further spell the end of one of the main causes of a host of communicable cancers. Already approved for patients aged 9 to…...

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Dr. Alfred Saah Talks Funding Innovative Research

Part of Dr. Saah and Merck’s efforts involve collaborating and funding basic scientific research. See why Dr. Saah thinks funding innovative, outside the box research is so essential for the future of medical breakthroughs....

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Dr. Bea Mintz: The Pioneer of Transgenics—and So Much More

  Changing a cancerous cell into a normal cell would seem to be the very definition of a holy grail: a lofty goal that is all but impossible to achieve. And yet, it has already been done. It was 1975 when the seminal work of Dr. Beatrice (“Bea”) Mintz showed…...

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Dr. John Schiller Discusses the Power of NFCR Funding

Dr. Schiller and Dr. Lowy’s work is made possible through funding from foundations like NFCR that support innovative outside the box research responsible for major medical discoveries. See why Dr. Schiller thinks funding a wider range of research has the possibility of making a big impact.  ...

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Dr. James Allison: The Main Act

“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.” The words of acclaimed physicist Niels Bohr can be thought to apply to the somewhat counterintuitive notion that by engineering an element of the human body’s wondrous natural defense network to disengage, well-being…...

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Dr. Doug Lowy on the Future of Cancer Research

Dr. Lowy, in collaboration with Dr. John Schiller, has been awarded the 2018 Szent-Györgyi prize for Progress in Cancer Research for their development of a preventive vaccine for human papilloma virus, which is the leading cause of cervical cancer cases. See why Dr. Lowy thinks that the problems with cancer…...

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Peter Vogt: The Game Changer

The term “game changer” didn’t come into English usage until 1993, and since then it has been driven into the ground from overuse. But when applied to Dr. Peter Vogt, it is more than just hyperbole or overzealous marketing. When you are talking about the person that identified src, the…...

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Szent-Györgyi Prize Winner Profile Series: Frederick Alt: It’s Personal

Ask 100 physicians why they got into medicine and you’ll get 100 different answers: Some take the noble route and want to help people, others are just hardwired for it and still others learned early on that potential mates tend to worship doctors (or at least their mothers do!). And…...

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