Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Cancer Research

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April 2023 – AACR Daniel D. Von Hoff Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Cancer Research awarded to Polly A. Newcomb, PhD, MPH For tireless support of cancer education and training, highlighted by her many years of mentorship and encouragement of countless graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-stage investigators, including underrepresented minority […]

New website launched!

July 2023 – We have created a website that reflects what the CCFR is today to facilitate a stronger connection with our research community. We hope the fresh look and improved navigation allows you to get to know our valued participants, keep up to date with our latest news and events. Thanks to everyone who has helped […]

CCFR refunded for 5 more years!

May 2023 – In response to the renewal grant application submitted to U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) in March 2022, top leadership at the NCI awarded the CCFR with 5 additional years of funding, through April 2028. In their grant application, they proposed: The CCFR wishes to thank their 42,500 study participants for their many […]

BMI and molecular subtypes of colorectal cancer

May 2023 – A recent analysis has found the strongest evidence to date, that people with a high body mass index (a measure of weight for people of equal height) are more likely to develop colorectal cancer. For people of the same height, a 5kg increase in weight was associated with an 18% rise in […]