Remi Adelaiye-Ogala with Nigerian flag

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...

The Center for Cancer Research celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week
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...

Landmark discovery: H2AX as a sensor of DNA damage
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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...

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June is Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month

Jun 5, 2019

To celebrate Cancer Immunotherapy Month this June, we are highlighting our researchers who have helped pioneer this research and continue to make seminal advances in this growing field.  Read more...

June is Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month
Anaisa Quintanilla-Arteaga in the lab

iCURE helps a first-generation American reach her goal

May 6, 2019

Anaisa Quintanilla-Arteaga’s ultimate goal is to be the Latina scientist she wishes she had seen when she was younger, and “hopefully help younger generations of Latinas realize that they belong and can thrive in STEM, too.” An iCURE fellowship is helping her achieve that dream. Read more...

Megan Andres

Undergraduate Research Scholar Program fellow continues her pursuit of science

Apr 25, 2019

Megan Andres is an NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) fellow with Beverly Mock, Ph.D., Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics. The UGSP program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. She is hoping to make a difference in possible treatment options for children with Burkitt lymphoma. Read more...

Rania Labib

African Postdoctoral Training Initiative fellow looks forward to collaborating within NCI

Apr 18, 2019

Rania Labib, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the NIH African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) working in the lab of Beverly Mock, Ph.D., Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics. As part of the fellowship, she will spend two years at NCI conducting initial experiments in Dr. Mock’s lab, where she hopes to make a difference in possible treatment options for children with Burkitt’s lymphoma.  Read more...

Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.

Recap: Grand Rounds with Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.

Feb 19, 2019

Nearly 200 CCR staff attended a special Grand Rounds lecture this month featuring Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., an expert in palliative care. Dr. Knaul, a professor at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, discussed the unequal access to pain and palliative care around the world, particularly related to morphine for pain relief, and the critical importance of educating providers.The lecture, held February 1, was sponsored by CCR’s Women Scientist Advisors (WSAs).   Read more...

Neuro-Oncology Branch

Watch new Neuro-Oncology Branch video on NCI YouTube

Jan 10, 2019

The Neuro-Oncology Branch is comprised of an exceptional team of experts across scientific disciplines and medical specialties dedicated to developing new treatments for patients with brain and spine cancers using the latest technologies. Learn more about this department. Read more...

Watch new Neuro-Oncology Branch video on NCI YouTube

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