Jojo Huang

Tips for People with Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is more dangerous for people with cancer as their body’s defense force (immune system) is much weaker (immunosuppressed) than healthy people. They are at higher risk of being infected and often have worse outcomes once infected.…...

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5 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Ranking as the number one cause of death worldwide, cancer is one of the most frightening diseases in the world today. The deadly disease can affect nearly any part in the body with each type of cancer presenting different symptoms. Researchers have discovered many treatment options for cancer patients, however…...

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Ancient Chinese medicine unlocks new possibilities for cancer treatment

Source: YaleNews More than 20 years ago, Yale pharmacology professor Yung-Chi Cheng, a leader in drug development for hepatitis B, cancer, and HIV, had a radical idea: What if he could unlock the therapeutic potential of ancient Chinese medicines for treating cancer? What if he could design botanical drugs that would…...

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2020 CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first reported in China in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause common colds, as well as more serious respiratory diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome…...

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癌症科研的力量

免疫療法. 血管新生. 精準醫學. 基因組檢測. 生物標記. 治療性抗體工程. CAR T細胞療法. 十五年前,在亞洲癌症研究基金會有限公司(AFCR)剛剛成立的那個時代,這些醫學術語還不為人知,人們也根本不會將其與癌症聯繫在一起。 在像您一樣慷慨支持癌症研究的朋友的協助下,科研人員得以開展癌症研究,不斷取得新突破,如今這些術語有了真正的涵義:許癌症患者一個更健康的未來。 因此,在新年代開始之際,本基金會希望向你們——我們在這一旅程中最重要的夥伴——重申我們的願景和決心。 當前許多最具前景的抗癌臨床技術在十年前都還只是科學家在實驗室里開展的前瞻性項目,但大家看看這些技術已形成多麼重大的影響! 試想,您此時對癌症科研的貢獻將為十年後的癌症患者創造怎樣的奇蹟?那必定是拯救生命,讓患者家人團聚、友誼長存。 籌集的善款將用於資助科學家開展前景廣闊的創新研究,研製療效更佳的新藥物和新療法,並推動癌症早期檢測技術的改良和開發。 自2020年起,本基金會將為以下科研項目提供資助,包括但不限於: 利用多功能抗體攻克疑難雜症:為現有癌症療法治療無效或治療後複發的患者群體開發更精準的治療方案。 「構建癌症研究從學術到實業的橋樑」(BRACE)研究項目:該項目旨在表彰能把在學術研究實驗室取得的突破性進展轉化成癌症診斷及治療新技術的科學創新成果。 實現中草藥現代化,使其成為國際公認的研究領域和藥物:YIV-906抗癌藥物可增強免疫治療、化療和放療的抗腫瘤活性,或將成為未來癌症治療的骨幹藥物。 本基金會與合作夥伴美國癌症研究基金會(NFCR)開展的藥物研發合作項目:設計和合成新一代抑制劑,阻斷在多種癌症中存在的主要癌症生長路徑,同時消除患者耐藥性。 諸如此類的創新研究項目可以帶來顛覆行業、挽救生命的癌症診斷、預防和治療技術。眾所周知,癌症研究是一場曠日持久的戰爭,從創意到治療方法再到檢測療效都需投入大量時間。要想取得最終的勝利,專家團隊和志同道合之友也必不可少,包括伸出援手的各位。 因此,大家一如既往的珍貴支持對我們至關重要。今天也請您繼續為本基金會慷慨解囊,資助傑出熱忱的研究人員開展尖端科研工作,幫助他們實現戰勝所有癌症的抱負。...

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Innovation Therapeutics—First-in-Class Botanical Cancer Drug Platform

THE CHALLENGE —Unmet Medical Need for Effective Cancer Treatment AFCR’s mission is to reduce the alarming statistics of the burden of cancer in Asia with innovative treatment research that translates into life-saving therapeutics. In 2018, there were 8.2 million new cancer cases and 5.2 million cancer deaths in Southern, Eastern…...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day—a global day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women. AFCR is a proud supporter of women in the field of oncology, and we want to take this opportunity to specially show our appreciation to all women who have made an impact in…...

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EPItome of Progress

“I love science. And I love the science of cancer, because it is often normal processes gone wrong,” says Daniel G. Tenen, M.D., a researcher supported by the Asian Fund for Cancer Research since 2018. “That makes it more difficult, but also more challenging and more interesting.” That can-do attitude…...

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A Special Day, a Special Month

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research this 4 February continued its proud tradition of recognizing World Cancer Day. This year our organization again joined over one thousand peers throughout the globe in speaking as one voice and raising cancer awareness. Based in Switzerland, the Union for International Cancer Control is…...

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“Chain of Hope Programme” Monthly Giving

Through your generous gifts to the Asian Fund for Cancer Research, you’ve demonstrated time and again your commitment to finding cures for cancer by sustaining cutting-edge cancer research. Today, I would like to invite you to be a part of AFCR’s “Chain of Hope Programme“ by taking your commitment to…...

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