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Pancreatic Cancer Research

Nov 2, 2020

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 2, 2020

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, 2020

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


Our leukemia and lymphoma research

Aug 27, 2020

September is leukemia and lymphoma awareness month. Lymphoma is a broad term for cancer that begins in cells of the lymph system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Leukemia is a broad term for cancers of the blood cells. The type of leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that becomes cancer and whether it grows quickly or slowly. To learn more about our leukemia and lymphoma research, click here.


Sarcoma Awareness Month

Jul 2, 2020

To recognize Sarcoma Awareness Month this July, we are highlighting our researchers who are advancing research discovery in this field. Learn more...

Christina Annunziata

A Conversation with Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D.

Jun 25, 2020

Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., is an Investigator in the Women’s Malignancies Branch at the Center for Cancer Research. She has spent most of her career studying the molecular underpinnings of ovarian cancer with the goal of discovering novel treatments. In our Q&A, Dr. Annunziata discusses her personal and professional milestones as well as new directions for her research. Read more...

Brid Ryan

A Conversation with Bríd Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Jun 2, 2020

Bríd Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an NIH Stadtman Investigator in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the Center for Cancer Research. Her research focuses on health disparities related to lung cancer across different populations. She discusses her latest research findings and future directions of her work as well as the importance of the supportive CCR environment in this Q&A. Read more...

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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...

Julie Jones poses with toys

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...