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Read our blog to stay in-the-know about the latest SU2C stories, community updates, and science announcements.


July 16, 2019

Sixth FDA Approval Supported by SU2C Research!

The recent FDA approval of alpelisib in combination with fulvestrant, is the first and only new therapy for a difficult-to-treat form of advanced or metastatic breast cancer in both post-menopausal women and in men.

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July 16, 2019


When Kathy Thomas arrived in Tallinn, Estonia, last July, she was celebrating more than reaching her goal of visiting her 100th country. This retired radiology technician and inveterate world-traveler was also marking more than seven years as a metastatic melanoma survivor.

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July 16, 2019

SU2C AMBASSADOR Q&A: Brittany Daniel

We caught up with actress and SU2C Ambassador Brittany Daniel, who is best known for her role as Jessica Wakefield in the 1990s syndicated teen drama Sweet Valley High and her portrayal of Kelly Pitts on the CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game.

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February 26, 2019

SU2C Scientific Summit 2019: Cancer Early Detection and Interception Panel

By the time most patients enter treatment, their cancer is already well established, often making the disease much harder to treat. But what if the cancer could be discovered and treated before the cancer advances?

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October 2, 2018

SU2C Researcher Jim Allison Wins The Nobel Prize

The entire Stand Up to Cancer community is thrilled that the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology has been awarded to Jim Allison, PhD, leader of the Stand Up To Cancer-Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Cancer Immunology Dream Team. The Prize recognizes Allison’s groundbreaking work in cancer immunology, in which the body’s own immune system is […]

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April 3, 2018

SU2C SAC Chair Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, Recognized by AACR for Scientific Leadership

Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, Stand Up To Cancer’s scientific program as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee, will receive a special award from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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February 27, 2018

New Opportunities for Collaboration Through the SU2C Convergence Initiative

David Ting, MD shares his experience from the Stand Up To Cancer Scientific Summit 2018.

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January 25, 2018

Cancer Taught Me to Live My Best Life

Tamara Wallace Norman describes her journey with breast cancer as something that caused her to become a more authentic version of herself.

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October 31, 2017

Taking on the Childhood Cancer Bully

Trevor Schaefer, a childhood cancer survivor, shares his mission to help other children battling cancer defeat their cancer bully.

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September 26, 2017

Helping High Schoolers Find Research and STEM Field Opportunities

Marylou O’Donnell has been a teaching professional for 31 years focusing on computer programming, chemistry and biology instruction. She is currently the High School Research Coordinator at Plainview Old Bethpage High School in Plainview, NY and the mentor for Julia Park, recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Emperor Science Award.

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