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  • July 2020 Bite Me Cancer Has Chosen It’s 7th Thyroid Cancer Research Grant - July 2020 - Bite Me Cancer chosen a grant directed by Dr. Cristina Montero-Conde, PhD, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), Madrid, Spain, entitled "Discovering novel molecular nodes involved in MTC development and evolution." This research project has the potential to identify molecular events that confer an outgrowth advantage to the tumor but at the Read More
  • 2020 Annual Wine Dinner is Cancelled Due to Covid Concerns - July 2020 - Originally, our annual wine dinner was postponed from April 25, 2020 to October 4, 2020. We have now made the decision to cancel the event due to the ongoing Covid challenges. We will celebrate this year's 10th anniversary and Nikki's 10th "cancerversary" on April 24, 2021.
  • 1million.sept Nikki, Bite Me Cancer’s Founder, Reaches $1 Million in Funds Raised - September 5, 2019 - When Nikki began fundraising in April 2010, it was a week after her cancer diagnosis. She decided right away to lead a Relay for Life team for American Cancer Society and named her team Bite Me Cancer. She and her team raised $22,000 and catapulted her into developing Bite Me Cancer Read More
  • HAPPY 9TH ANNIVERSARY (1) Bite Me Cancer Celebrates Its 9th Anniversary - September 1, 2019 - Bite Me Cancer was formed in September 2010 by Nikki Ferraro who was 17 years old at the time, only 5 months after her own cancer diagnosis. Since Bite Me Cancer began, 6 thyroid cancer research grants have made with those 6 research projects underway. Also, Bite Me Cancer has sent Read More
  • Athanasios_Bikas Bite Me Cancer Has Chosen It’s 6th Thyroid Cancer Research Grant - July 2019 - Bite Me Cancer designated its researcher who is Dr. Anthanasios Bikas, Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center. His 2-year research grant is titled "Targeting Mitochondrial Cytochrome-C-Oxidase for the Treatment of MTC." MTC is Medullary Thyroid Cancer. This current grant is a partnership of Bite Me Cancer and the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association (ThyCa) Read More
  • 8th Anniversary Bite Me Cancer Celebrates its 8-year Anniversary - September 12, 2018 – Bite Me Cancer, a national nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., announced today that it has raised more than $800,00 to support teenagers with all cancers and fund thyroid cancer research grants, and has personally reached out to more than 5,200 teens hospitalized with cancer providing them with much needed teen support Read More
  • 20180109_113028 Bite Me Cancer reaches 5,000 Teenagers Battling Cancer - August 2018 – Bite Me Cancer has now given out over 5,000 Teen Support Bags to teenagers battling cancer across the country! The foundation has almost 110 hospital partners in 43 states and DC to help distribute their bags directly to each teenager. Teens with cancer are a unique group who need specialized services and Read More
  • Dr.Miles Bite Me Cancer Chooses the Recipient of its 5th Thyroid Cancer Research Grant - July 2018 – Bite Me Cancer has chosen its 5th thyroid cancer research grant recipient. Dr. Wayne Miles, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University Medical Center, will conduct his 2-year research project called “Proteomic led discovery of essential genes in Medullary Thyroid Cancer.” The grant process is managed by the American Thyroid Read More
  • BiteMeCancer2018_260 Bite Me Cancer’s 5th Annual Wine Dinner was Held to Bring Awareness to the Needs and Challenges of Teenagers Battling Cancer. - April 2018 – Bite Me Cancer held its 5th Annual Wine Dinner on April 21, 2018, at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centreville, VA. More than 200 guests were in attendance, and the event enjoyed the coming together of many sponsors and cancer survivors. Speeches were given by founder, Nikki Ferraro, as Read More
  • PrimaryLogo-BMC Bite Me Cancer Celebrates its 7-year Anniversary - Sept. 1, 2017 – Bite Me Cancer began in September 2010, 5 months after its founder, Nikki Ferraro, was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer at 17 years old. The foundation supports teenagers with cancer with its popular Teen Support Bag program and also funds thyroid cancer research grants. The foundation has raised Read More