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October 10, 2019

Despite criticism, FDA is doing what is right by rare cancer patients

On October 1, the first-ever Rare Cancer Day, an awareness day highlighting the challenges people living with rare cancers face and emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis, was marked by thousands nationwide. Cancer is not a singular disease but, rather, many diseases, of which several are rare. One in 5...
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22nd Annual Cancer Leadership Awards Reception

This year's awardees at the 22nd Annual Cancer Leadership Awards Reception From L-R: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Richard Klausner September 21, 2018The Hay-Adams800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006   On September 21, 2018, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) hosted the 22nd Annual Cancer Leadership Awards Reception. The yearly event brings together leaders in...

A Plea to Make Cancer Clinical Trials More Patient Friendly

Jim Omel is a myeloma patient and a cancer research advocate. He spoke at the 2017 Friends of Cancer Research Annual Meeting and was an author of the panel 2 whitepaper, Data Generation to Support Cross-Labeling of Indications for Combination Products. Below are his abridged remarks from the meeting. To...

The Magic of Summer at Camp Fantastic

With summer now behind us, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on one of the special experiences our science policy analyst, Diana Merino, had over the summer...   This summer, for the second year in a row, I got to spend a week volunteering at Camp Fantastic, a...

Fighting to Change the Cancer Story

Friends of Cancer Research Vice President – Public Affairs, Ryan Hohman, shares why he is passionate about the Friends mission of bringing life-saving treatments to patients in the fastest and safest way possible in the latest installment of “My Story.” From a young age, Ryan has been witness to how...

Tough as Hell – A Breast Cancer Fighter Tells Her Story

In November 2014, assistant professor, Jenna Kieckhaefer, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was only 28 years old at the time.     The concept of having breast cancer first came to Jenna’s attention when she was working on her PhD. She went for an annual visit and was informed she had lumpy...

David Baltimore Talks Cancer, Research, and How Things Have Changed Since He Was in High School

David Baltimore is a world-renowned biologist who in 1975 won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine along with Howard Temin and Renato Dulbecco “for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.” We had the chance to sit down and discuss science,...

My Story: Jeff Allen

In the second installment of the “My Story” series, Friends President & CEO, Jeff Allen, PhD, recounts his personal experience with cancer from a young age when his grandfather was sick with the disease and why he is motivated for working in this field. With a background in cancer research focused upon...
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