In Remembrance of Dr. Waun Ki Hong

The National Foundation for Cancer Research remembers and recognizes the contributions of Waun Ki Hong, M.D., F.A.C.P., D.M.Sc. (Hon.), who passed away on January 2, 2019, at the age of 76. Born in 1942 in what is now South Korea,…

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New Year’s Resolutions from a Cancer Survivor

Earlier this week, people worldwide celebrated the end of 2018. Many individuals took time to reflect on their accomplishments and made goals for the following year. It is a timeless tradition—using the new year as a starting point to begin…

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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…

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Screen Time: The Value of Medical Check-ups

Going to the doctor is not most people’s preferred way to spend time. As a result, it is often neglected. But with high stakes, going to visit the doctor for a regular screening can literally mean the difference between life…

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Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month: Getting These Superfoods on Your Plate

Winter’s tantalizing coolness has been slowly creeping its way into the northern hemisphere. The solstice today, December 21st, marks the start of the season. Many Americans, especially those in the unforgivingly snowy states, welcome winter with bowls upon bowls of…

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Hope for the Holidays: 5 Ways to Support Cancer Patients This Season

December is one of the most joyous times of the year. Families flock together to celebrate and people across the world prepare to say goodbye to the old year and toast to the new one. However, when battling cancer, the…

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Here from the Beginning

Anthony Pratt fondly recalls his days as a student at Brooklyn College, the namesake institution nestled inside the New York City borough that he has lived in all of his life. He was captivated by the multifaceted science courses comprising…

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A Healthy Holiday Recipe: Stuffed and Roasted Squash

Putting together a holiday menu can be fun—but also stressful. There are lots of diet restrictions to consider and lots of prep work awaiting. Planning can be especially difficult when searching for a healthy addition to the holiday spread. Despite…

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Holidays with Cancer: Boost the Holiday Spirit with Science and Singing

Autumn leaves have fallen and soon families will be seated around a warm table for Thanksgiving dinner. It won’t be long before the holiday season is back in full swing. Christmas trees will be illuminated, stockings will be hung and…

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Hormone Therapy: Influencing Breast Cancer Treatment and Beyond

While recent medical discoveries, from drugs to imaging techniques, continue to revolutionize cancer care, none of them would be possible without foundations having been laid years, or even decades, earlier. Groundbreaking work by the late endocrinologist Jack Gorski, Ph.D., who…

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