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Rare Cancer Research Foundation
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RCRF May 23
Thanks to the for selecting RCRF as a beneficiary of their recent benefit concert, Between The Lines. We are so fortunate to have community partners and champions like them!
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RCRF May 10
Imagine a treatment that could stop lung cancer before it starts. Well, and have discovered that boosting immune activity could do just that.
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RCRF May 9
Our project continues to deliver high quality samples of rare cancer tissue to advance research. Please consider contributing if you're a rare cancer patient or spreading the word if you're not!
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RCRF May 7
Contrary to previous belief, a study released in April revealed that treating patients with personalized, combination therapies significantly improved outcomes for those with therapy-resistant cancers.
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RCRF May 6
Professional runner and (ACC) survivor, , hosted the 5K this past Sunday in St. Paul, MN to support rare cancer research. The community is lucky to have a champion like her!
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Pattern.org May 2
This morning, a Neuroendocrine Tumor sample donated through our online platform, , was successfully delivered to the lab!
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RCRF Apr 30
Crowd-sourced algorithms can locate tumors faster than doctors. What does this mean for the future of cancer diagnosis and treatment?
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RCRF Apr 29
Israeli scientist, Marcelle Machluf, is pushing the boundaries of cancer research, as well as race and gender norms in STEM. She & her team developed a treatment already proved effective on numerous cancers in mice. Read her fascinating interview here:
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RCRF Apr 26
The first clinical trial of its kind for rare , Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) and Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors, is underway for adolescent & young adult patients and is looking quite promising.
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RCRF Apr 24
Why do some people get more than one primary cancer? Is it DNA damage from radiation/chemotherapy treatments? Is it hereditary? Or is it something else altogether?
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RCRF Apr 23
Drug development is even harder than it used to be, especially for . But, by using "Phase 0" clinical trials, scientists can get a glimpse of how individual tumors respond to drugs in days, not months or years.
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RCRF Apr 22
Pete Jepson of Naples, FL was told he had rare & aggressive last year, but despite this daunting diagnosis, he continues to fight, not only for his own life, but for others as well.
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RCRF Apr 18
. survivor and bundle of cuteness, Molly Hughes, from Bowling Green, KY posed for a photo last week after doctors declared her officially in remission. Read more about Molly here: .
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Pattern.org Apr 18
Yesterday, we provided researchers with an Appendix/Pseudomyxoma peritonei, or sample. We are so excited to be continuously expanding the variety of that are being studied!
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RCRF Apr 17
MA woman and advocate, Pat Everett, is taking her battle to DC to lobby for better research, treatments and more attention on the disease.
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RCRF Apr 17
.​ has featured our partnership in the Education & Advocacy section of their most recent newsletter! We are thrilled to be working with them to advance research on . Click below to see the full email/to read more about our partnership.
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RCRF Apr 16
Using organoid models, @TheCINJ researcher Dr. Sabaawy is examining the impact of a novel small molecule inhibitor in the treatment of .
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RCRF Apr 12
According to the , in the past 40 years, diagnoses of metastatic have more than tripled in the US, leaving scientists wondering why. Now, researchers may have an answer.
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RCRF Apr 11
A key focus of our initiative is to engage underrepresented communities in cancer research. Glad to see more of a focus on research inclusion.
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Pattern.org Apr 11
Yesterday, another () sample was delivered to the lab for modeling! The more samples we collect, the better the chances of successful models being created.
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