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New Milestones publication now available

Mar 12, 2020

Every year, the Center for Cancer Research makes remarkable contributions to the understanding, detection, treatment and prevention of cancer. This issue of our annual publication, Milestonesfeatures some of the most impactful science conducted in the past year in CCR. These advances include new insights into how genomes are organized and how DNA and RNA function in cells, how cellular processes and signaling events function in healthy cells and how they are affected in cancer. Other major discoveries this year include how cancers become metastatic and what drives the proliferation of cancer cells. Read more...

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Former Pediatric Oncology Branch patient donates toys to NIH Pediatric Clinic

Jan 6, 2020

In December, former patient Julie Jones donated over 1,000 toys to the Pediatric Clinic at the NIH Clinical Center. Jones is a former patient in the Pediatric Oncology Branch who was treated more than 20 years ago for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. She says, “I remember what it was like. What these children are going through at such a young age really breaks your heart. I’ve often said there’s nothing greater than seeing the smile on the face of a sick child.” Read more...

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New video: Discovering new far-red fluorescent probes

Nov 18, 2019

Fluorescent probes are workhorse molecules used by biologists to illuminate the inner workings of cancer cells. By lighting up cell components of interest, researchers can then observe cells in action through high-powered microscopes. This new video explains a novel class of far-red fluorescent probes synthesized by Martin Schnermann, Ph.D., Senior Investigator in CCR’s Chemical Biology Laboratory, and his team. Read more...

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Pancreatic Cancer Research

Nov 4, 2019

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. We have many researchers, both in the basic and clinical disciplines, who are working on pancreatic cancer.  Learn more...

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Lung Cancer Research

Nov 4, 2019

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Our research portfolio includes investigators making important discoveries in lung cancer research.  Read more...

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Breast Cancer Research

Oct 1, 2019

To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, we are highlighting our researchers who are making discoveries in this field. Read more…

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The Center for Cancer Research celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sep 16, 2019

This week, we’re celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Our postdocs come from around the world to train at the Center for Cancer Research, and they are vital members of our cancer research community. Hear from some of our international postdocs on why they came here to train, and learn more about our training programs. Read more...

Dom and camp counselors

Neurofibromatosis type 1 patient attends Camp Fantastic for the first time

Sep 12, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Dom was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 at birth. Because of Dom’s diagnosis, he hasn’t always had the opportunity to do the things the average teenager does, but his first year at Camp Fantastic changed that. Camp Fantastic, an annual week-long camp for pediatric cancer patients and survivors, gave Dom the opportunity to try lots of new things and some familiar ones in a setting of support, safety and friendship. Read more...

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Landmark discovery: H2AX as a sensor of DNA damage

Jul 16, 2019

William Bonner’s curiosity about histones led to the discovery that the protein H2AX is altered in response to harmful DNA damage called a double-strand break. This powerful tool has led to breakthroughs in both basic and clinical cancer research.  Read more...

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Sarcoma Awareness Month

Jul 1, 2019

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month and we are highlighting our researchers who are advancing research discovery in this field. Read more...