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8 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The risk of breast cancer increases as women grow older. Men are also susceptible to breast cancer, so all adults should be proactive. Although incidences of breast cancer are lower in East Asia than in other regions, the rate of breast cancer incidence in…...

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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Anne Li On Wednesday, May 2nd, Jeremy Hunt announced that the English breast screening programme had suffered a computer failure, resulting in an estimated 450,000 women not receiving their final breast screening invitation since 2009. This has triggered widespread concern, and is being widely covered by the media. See original…...

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Vigorous exercise reduces tiredness in testicular cancer survivors

Anne Li High-intensity interval training reduces tiredness and improves self-esteem for testicular cancer survivors, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer. It found that men who had been treated for testicular cancer and had the lowest fitness levels benefited the most from this strenuous exercise regime.…...

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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Anne Li Almost 48,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year. But questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose these men, and how they might be improved. The tests used today can be painful, invasive and, unfortunately, not that good at telling doctors…...

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World Cancer Day 2016

The global cancer epidemic is huge and is set to rise. Currently 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which 4 million are premature deaths (aged 30 to 69 years). Cancer must be stopped now! And you can join us and partners around the world to…...

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AFCR-Supported Scientist Discovers Critical Molecular Interaction, Opens New Avenue for Cancer Drug Development

(Hong Kong, April 13, 2015) Prof. Mingjie Zhang of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a scientist supported by the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR), recently discovered a critical molecular interaction governing epithelial cell polarity – a crucial factor in tumor formation. The research, which was funded in…...

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London Mayor plans junk food ad ban on public transport

Anne Li Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to impose a ban on junk food advertising on public transport, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Khan is consulting on the plans that would see adverts for unhealthy food and drink that are high in fat, salt or…...

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2018 Gordon Research Conference on Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR) is pleased to be an official Contributor for the 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on nasopharyngeal carcinoma being held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) from June 24th to 29th. The event promises to gather 200 of not only…...

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HPV vaccine is safe and reduces cell changes that can become cancer

Anne Li A vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer is safe and effective in reducing cell changes that can become cancerous, a new review has confirmed. The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine reduces precancerous changes and doesn’t cause serious side effects, according to one of the largest reviews to date.…...

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New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research published today in Nature Medicine by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has described a new immunotherapy approach, which led to a complete disappearance of tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live. The findings show how naturally-occurring tumor infiltrating lymphocytes…...

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