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New antibody therapy shows promising results for advanced, treatment-refractory pediatric brain cancer

Effective and safe treatments are needed for medulloblastoma—the most common type of cancerous brain tumor in children—especially for patients whose cancer has spread to the spinal cord. A recent phase I clinical trial led by researchers at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has generated promising…...

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High Fiber Diet May Aid Melanoma Treatment

Fiber is an essential nutrient in the realm of cancer prevention. It does not break down through digestion and helps maintain bowel health and prevent cancers, including colorectal cancer. However, recent studies have also found that fiber may also be an essential nutrient for cancer treatment. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer…...

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Cancer-Fighting Superfruit: Strawberries

Ranking as one of the most popular fruits, strawberries are more than just a sweet treat. Appropriately nicknamed “Queen of Fruits,” these berries are packed with immune-boosting Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals and protect against inflammation and disease. In fact, strawberries are loaded with…...

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Promising Cancer Research Programs Need Your Help!

I am writing today to ask for your 2022 Annual Fund renewal gift to the Asian Fund for Cancer Research, and your decision is absolutely crucial! Currently, talented scientists are waiting for funding to pursue potentially life-saving research projects. Generous friends like you will help determine which investigations will be…...

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9 Facts You Need to Know About Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the most important tools to prevent skin cancer. Learn more about choosing and correctly using good sunscreen for you and your family. Excited to spend time with family and friends, people are now planning vacations, with one destination remaining a popular choice for many: the beach.…...

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What is Genomic Sequencing, and Who Can Benefit?

There’s a paradigm shift taking place in the world of cancer treatment. Experts are moving away from an organ-focused approach to treatment, like using radiation to treat the specific area affected by cancer. Instead, they’re looking at genomic sequencing. Genomics is the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure,…...

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Asparagus: Cancer-Fighting Food

Summer is heating up, and that can only mean one thing: time to break out the grill! Everyone loves a classic hot dog, but did you know a green stalky vegetable is winning itself a spot on many people’s grills this year? Asparagus is an easy-to-grill vegetable, needing little to…...

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AFCR-Funded Innovative Immunotherapy Received Clinical Trial Approval!

Since 2020 AFCR has funded a novel multi-targeting immunotherapeutic platform that we envisioned could provide a safe and effective treatment for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Today I am excited to share with you the program’s recent great progress!  With your previous support and funding, the drug indicated for the potential treatment…...

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Cancer-Fighting Healthy Recipe: Tomato-Tofu Stir Fry

Ingredients: 2 eggs (beat the eggs just before cooking) 2 pieces of Firm Tofu 2 tomatoes 2 tablespoons avocado oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce Sea salt, black pepper, and light brown sugar to taste 3 clove garlic, some ginger, and 1 green onion 1/2 cup water Method: Slice 2 firm tofu into…...

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Managing Stress as a Cancer Patient and Survivor

Has cancer affected your life and left you feeling not quite yourself? You’re not alone. Research shows that anxiety and distress are more common in people affected by cancer than in their healthy peers with no history of cancer. Cancer patients and survivors often have fears related to their health, such as…...

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