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The William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation is working with the scientific community to shortening the cancer research timetable.

White Paper Makes Recommendations to FDA for Improving Rare Disease Clinical Trials

May 6, 2013

Being diagnosed with a rare disease such as neuroblastoma brings many challenges to the affected individual and their families, none more so than the search for an effective drug treatment. The research foundation Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy has addressed this issue head on by developing a white paper, ‘Putting Patients First’, which offers recommendations developed

Childhood Cancer ‘Dream Team’ Forms, Headed By Dr. John Maris

April 9, 2013

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C’s scientific partner, announced the formation of a Dream Team dedicated to childhood cancer research. The announcement was made during a press conference yesterday at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10.

Uniting Forces to Cure Cancer: Time Magazine Highlights Importance of Collaboration; WGFRF Spearheads Consortium of Neuroblastoma Foundations

March 25, 2013

In 2013, over half a million people in the US alone will die from cancer, and 1.7 Million new cases will be diagnosed.  This week’s Time magazine features an eye catching cover: ‘How to Cure Cancer’. The featured story looks at how collaboration and sharing knowledge is accelerating cancer research progress. The theme of collaboration has inspired

Spring Forward! The William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation Year Ahead

March 18, 2013

As we head into Spring 2013, the William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation has a number of initiatives underway and events on the schedule, highlighted below. Throughout the year, the Foundation will also continue to work with a number of fellow research foundations on a new initiative, the ‘Consortium of Neuroblastoma Foundations’ to build collaboration and accelerate research

Four Forbeck Scientific Forum Chairs and Participants Receive Inaugural “Breakthrough Prize” Awards of $3 Million

March 1, 2013

The William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation congratulates Dr. Lewis Cantley, Dr. Charles Sawyers, Dr. Titia de Lange and Dr. Hans Clevers, all of whom have co-chaired or participated in past Forbeck Scientific Forums, on being among the eleven awardees of the inaugural round of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, which recognizes excellence in research aimed