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CCR scientists featured in Cancer Special Report 2017 from Everyday Health

Dec 7, 2017

In a recent article from Everyday Health, Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, Senior Editor of Oncology, details cancer trends in diagnosis, stages, treatment and survival rates. DeVita was one of 12 journalists selected by the Association of Health Care Journalists to attend a week-long reporting fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in November 2017 to learn about the latest cancer research and participate in guided tours of NCI wards and labs. Her “Cancer Special Report 2017” discusses the latest immunology work of Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch, and Stephanie Goff, M.D., Staff Clinician in the Surgery Branch, gene-expression profiling technique of Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Chief of the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, and new Cancer Moonshot efforts to address rare cancers, spearheaded by Mark Gilbert, M.D., Chief of the Neuro-Oncology Branch. Read the full story…

CCR scientists featured in Cancer Special Report 2017 from Everyday Health
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Members of NIH Foregut Team discuss new treatment options for stomach cancer

Dec 4, 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, NIH Foregut Team members presented information and answered questions during a webinar on stomach cancer treatment options. Jeremy Davis, M.D., Staff Clinician in the CCR Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch, and Theo Heller, M.D., Senior Investigator in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, joined David Fogel, a recent total gastrectomy patient, to discuss the latest advancements in treatment. The webinar, “Navigating New Treatment Options for Gastric Cancer: Reaching above and beyond the standard of care,” was facilitated by the NIH Clinical Center and Inspire, a social network for health that connects patients and caregivers in a safe, permission-based manner. Access the recorded webinar.

Members of NIH Foregut Team discuss new treatment options for stomach cancer
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Why CCR: A conversation with Physician Assistant Julia Friend

Nov 17, 2017

"Where else can you make such a profound difference not only for the individual now, but for those who come in the future? It is hard work, good work and worth doing well.” Physician Assistant Julia Friend answers our questions about why she loves working for CCR. Read more...

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Lung Cancer Awareness

Nov 1, 2017

To recognize Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, we are highlighting our investigators who are making discoveries in this important research area.  Read more...

CCR research lays foundation for FDA approval of CAR T cell therapy Yescarta

Oct 26, 2017

Decades ago, the use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-expressing T cells as an effective form of immunotherapy was a speculative idea. In 2010, a breakthrough clinical trial conducted by Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., and his clinical team showed that CAR T cells recognizing the CD19 receptor were useful in the treatment of some types of B-cell malignancies. Read more...

Former CCR fellow named a 2017 STAT Wunderkind

Oct 17, 2017

Daniel Webster, Ph.D., a former fellow at CCR, has been named a 2017 STAT Wunderkind for the development of “Mole Mapper” — an app that catalogs potentially cancerous moles and helps those at risk of skin cancer effectively communicate with researchers and clinicians. STAT News, a publication produced by Boston Globe Media, annually selects 26 young scientists as “wunderkinds” in recognition of their efforts to answer some of the biggest questions in medicine. According to STAT, “Over the past several months, a team of STAT editors and reporters pored through nearly 300 nominations from across North America. We didn’t set an age limit; we were on the hunt for the most impressive doctors and researchers on the cusp of launching their careers but not yet fully independent. Most were postdocs, fellows, and biopharma employees working with more senior scientists.” Dr. Webster currently works at Sage Bionetworks. 

Former CCR fellow named a 2017 STAT Wunderkind
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CCR Celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2017

Oct 3, 2017

National Postdoc Appreciation Week took place Sept. 18-22, 2017, and the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) joined in to celebrate the work of our postdocs. The CCR offers basic and translational research opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral fellows with competitive stipends through the Cancer Research Training Award. Throughout the week, our postdocs shared their reasons for choosing CCR, and we highlighted some of our outstanding postdocs and why CCR is a premier training institution. To get a glimpse into why these postdocs chose CCR for their training, check out this Storify...

CCR Celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2017

Recap: Lymphoma Twitter Chat for Blood Cancer Awareness and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 27, 2017

On September 20, 2017, the National Cancer Institute co-hosted a Twitter chat with the Lymphoma Research Foundation for Blood Cancer Awareness and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Nirali Shah, M.D., of the Center for Cancer Research, and Nita Seibel, M.D., of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, offered their expertise to discuss lymphoma treatment and trials for children and young adults. This Storify recaps the Twitter chat.

Recap: Lymphoma Twitter Chat for Blood Cancer Awareness and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Douglas Lowy and Nirali Shah discuss advancements in cancer treatment at the second annual Chasing Cancer Summit

Sep 26, 2017

On Monday, September 18, 2017, the second annual Chasing Cancer Summit was held at the Washington Post headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. The live event brought together a group of experts, including CCR’s Douglas Lowy, M.D., and Nirali Shah, M.D., for discussions on the latest developments in cancer detection and treatment.  Read more...

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A fantastic camp experience for kids with unique health conditions

Aug 18, 2017

Believe it or not, camp was a favorite part of summer for Nesma Aly from 2008 to 2016. When Nesma was nine months old she was diagnosed with osteopetrosis, a rare congenital disorder in which bones become prone to break easily due to an imbalance in bone formation and breakdown. Camp Fantastic is distinctive in that it provides a normal camping experience for a unique group: children between the ages of 7 and 19 who are undergoing cancer treatment presently or in the last three years, or a bone marrow transplant in the last five years. The 2017 Camp Fantastic session runs August 13-19.  Read more...