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2011-11-18 13:00:00

Carlo M. Croce, M.D., the winner of the 2008 Szent-Gyorgi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, presented annually by the National Foundation for Cancer Research, has been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies for his work in genetic cancer research. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 Carlo M. Croce, M.D., the winner of the 2008 Szent-Gyorgi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, presented annually by the National Foundation for Cancer Research,...

2011-02-28 13:47:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of cancer research, will be awarded on Tuesday, March 8 at The Westin New York at Times Square. Media are invited and encouraged to attend. Named in memory of 1937 Nobel Laureate and NFCR Co-Founder Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Prize is awarded annually to a scientist, nominated by his or her peers, who has made outstanding contribution...

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...


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