Give to the Next Generation of Scientists

This is the time of year when many people sit down and think about the causes they want to support. I’m asking you to consider donating today to young scientists through the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Why Young Scientists? Our system for funding science doesn’t do enough to support young people. The average age of a first-time NIH grant...
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Detecting Cancer Early When It’s Most Treatable: Kevin Conroy on The Long Run

Today’s guest on The Long Run is Kevin Conroy. Kevin is the chairman and CEO of Madison, Wis.-based Exact Sciences. Exact Sciences has grown over the past decade into a success story for cancer screening and diagnosis. It’s best known for marketing the noninvasive Cologuard test that screens people for colorectal cancer. It also markets the Oncotype DX test that’s...
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Engineered B-Cell Therapies for Cancer & Rare Diseases: Joanne Smith-Farrell on The Long Run

Today’s guest on The Long Run is Joanne Smith-Farrell. Joanne is the CEO of Cambridge, Mass.-based Be Biopharma. Many listeners of this show are familiar with the explosion of activity in cell therapy. Engineered T cell therapies have delivered extraordinary results for people with certain types of cancer. The success in these personalized T cell therapies, which get modified outside...
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Team Julie: Fighting Back Against Glioblastoma

Thirty-seven years ago, I met a lovely and talented young woman while we were both pursuing our PhDs. We were married during our last year in graduate school, and have spent every day since raising a family; working in STEM-Medicine careers; and engaging with our communities. We had just retired in 2019 and begun making plans to travel and enjoy...
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