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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, wellbeing…...

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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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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 Peter Vogt, Ph.D., it is more than just hyperbole or overzealous marketing. When you are talking about the person that identified src, the…...

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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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Web Cavenee: In the Genes

In 2016, archeologists working in the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa found a piece of foot bone belonging to a hominid dating back 1.6 to 1.8 million years. This alone would create a buzz among scientists. But it was what was on the bone that generated headlines: This ancient human…...

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Dr. Michael Hall on Why Funding is So Important for Cancer Research

Dr. Hall and many other scientist’s innovative research would not be possible without support and funding from private foundations such as the National Foundation for Cancer Research. See why Dr. Hall believes funding plays such an important role in cancer research....

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Harold Dvorak: The Trailblazer

“Tumors are wounds that don’t heal,” says Harold Dvorak, M.D., and if that sounds like an overly simplification, it is a foregone conclusion that some of the most complicated problems have very simple beginnings. A scientists funded by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) from 1980 to 2016, Dr.…...

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An Evening Honoring Tremendous Achievement in Cancer Prevention

The National Foundation for Cancer Research’s (NFCR) annual marquee event was held in Washington, DC on Saturday evening, May 5th. The 2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research ceremony and dinner occasioned much, including a gathering of NFCR principals and scientists, communication of the Foundation’s mandate, messages from the…...

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Douglas Lowy & John Schiller: An Ounce of Prevention

When Douglas R. Lowy, M.D., and John T. Schiller, Ph.D., receive the 2018 Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Cancer Research, it will set a precedent for the honor itself. By creating an effective vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), cause of practically all cervical tumors, Lowy and Schiller forged a means…...

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Michael Hall: TOR de Force

The discovery of rapamycin in 1972 did not create major waves in the oncology community. But in 1989, Michael N. Hall, Ph.D., took a second look, screening yeast cells for rapamycin resistance. That led to the discovery of TOR, or “Target of Rapamycin,” and one of the most profound paradigm…...

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