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2010-12-23 00:00:54

A new property of a gene known for its involvement in tumor cell development, growth, and metastasis has been discovered by National Foundation for Cancer Research scientist Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D. and his team at Virginia Commonwealth University. The researchers discovered that the AEG-1 gene protects cancer cells from destruction by chemotherapy, thus enabling aggressive cancers to withstand treatment. This property of the AEG-1 gene was previously unknown. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB)...

2010-12-22 12:28:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy the season's meals without the guilt this year. The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is continuing to help you make healthy choices this holiday season with 15 easy-to-follow tips, crafted by NFCR spokesperson Chef Charles Phillips of Nashville's 1808 Grille. "All of these tips are easy to integrate into your current diet and lifestyle," said Chef Charles. "The holidays may seem like a time when you can't get away from...

2010-09-29 15:43:00

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) often has been regarded as an "alternative" therapy, as to which "mainstream" physicians or scientists have been skeptical, because there was little or no scientific proof about how it could work -- until now. National Foundation for Cancer Research scientist Yung-Chi Cheng, the Bronson Professor of Pharmacology at Yale University, has shown through phase I and phase II clinical trials that a formula comprised of...

2010-05-13 12:42:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is accepting nominations for its annual science prize in honor of co-founder, Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Ph.D. The 6th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research includes a $25,000 honorarium awarded to a distinguished scientist whose research has made a significant contribution to advancing cancer research, specifically through basic cancer research. Previous...

2009-04-22 15:03:00

NexCura Cancer Profiler Tools Provide Patients with Treatment Information on www.nfcr.org ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that it will incorporate NexCura(R) Cancer Profiler Tools from Thomson Reuters into its Web site. The 20 online tools will provide cancer patients with critical, customized information about their treatment options. "We are excited to provide a unique service like this to patients dealing...

2008-09-19 15:00:54

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), a Bethesda-based leading cancer research charity in the US, and InhibOx, a computational drug discovery company located in Oxford, UK, announced today that they have joined forces to launch a powerful new computational drug screening tool, DrugFinder. This new tool enables scientists to leverage the power of computer-aided virtual drug screening technology for novel cancer drug discovery and...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

The National Foundation for Cancer Research announced that it is accepting nominations for the science prize to honor their co-founder, Nobel-Laureate, Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. The 4th Annual Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research provides a $25,000 cash prize, awarded to a distinguished individual who has demonstrated significant advancement in the field of cancer research, specifically through basic cancer research. The prestigious award honors outstanding...

2007-04-17 15:00:10

Recent cases on headline news about liver metastasis such as Tony Snow's recent diagnosis derived from his primary colon cancer, underscores the fact that liver metastasis is a major threat to cancer survivors. Although cancer rarely begins in the liver, it is often one of the first places where cancer comes back, through metastasis, in cancer survivors. This is primarily due to the liver serving as a primary organ with a very rich blood supply along with a unique microstructure that...

2006-12-25 15:00:29

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) today announced that they have launched a new initiative to begin accepting donations of automobiles, trucks and boats in their continuing efforts to fund cancer research. The new initiative, while not a new idea, offers donors a full, turnkey donation process with only one phone call. Everything else is taken care of after the initial call. The process of donating a car, truck, boat or any type of vehicle is very simple. By calling...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.