FCF earns a “Give with Confidence” rating

FCF is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator’s new Encompass Rating System. This score designates FCF as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is …

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FCF/CRI fellowship winner announced

Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Dr. Francesco Juan Martinez Navarro has been awarded this prestigious three-year fibrolamellar (FLC)  research fellowship. This is the fifth Cancer Research Institute (CRI) fellowship that FCF has funded in the past five years.  Read about Francisco’s important focus to further advance FLC discoveries.

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Cornell University study identifies critical genes involved in FLC

In this study published in Cell Reports, FCF-funded researcher Praveen Sethupathy and his team at Cornell University have leveraged a novel genomics technology to uncover therapeutic vulnerabilities in fibrolamellar carcinoma. Collaborators on the study include FCF-funded John Scott and F. Donelson Smith at the University of Washington. The lead author is Tim Dinh, who recently …

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A red letter day for FLC

April 21st was a red letter day for the fibrolamellar community. A patient at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD received the initial treatment of the first experimental therapy aimed to directly target the primary molecular cause of fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC)…

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During this time of COVID-19

The emerging COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented global challenges. We know that for individuals with underlying conditions, including cancer, the situation may seem fraught with uncertainty. We urge patients and caregivers to reach out …

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Opening of FLC peptide vaccine clinical trial

A new clinical trial of an immune therapy for fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) is now recruiting subjects at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. The study asks if individuals can mount an effective immune response against FLC by specifically targeting the unique chimeric protein …

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Mark Foundation Aspire Award granted for fibrolamellar research

The Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) is proud to announce The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded their coveted Aspire Award to Dr. Paul Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for fibrolamellar carcinoma immunotherapy research. The Aspire Award …

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