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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We want to draw your attention to this occasion because it has become the leading cause of global cancer incidence despite significant improvements in breast cancer treatment and detection technology. In 2020, there were more than 2.3 million new diagnoses, representing 11.7% of all…...

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8 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

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 East Asia is rising rapidly. The…...

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Don’t Delay: Skipping One Mammogram Can Significantly Increase Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

One mammogram every two years doesn’t sound so bad – but what happens if a woman skips one? A recent study warns that skipping just one mammogram before being diagnosed with cancer significantly increases a woman’s probability of dying from the disease. Mammograms allow medical professionals to examine an x-ray…...

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The Forgotten Men of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed during October, presents many opportunities to acknowledge patients and survivors as well as opportunities to remind women to schedule their regular screening. The world lights up in pink, the color of the breast cancer ribbon, and shares messages of support to those affected. With 1…...

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Changing the Oncology Treatment Paradigm For Oral Cancers

THE CHALLENGE——Oral Cancer Survival Rate Has Only Improved 5% in the Last Decade and Patients Can Have a Severely Compromised Quality of Life Oral cancers, a type of Head and Neck cancer, include the lip, tongue, gums, cheeks, the floor (bottom) of the mouth under the tongue, the hard and…...

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BIOHK2021 – International Biotechnology Convention

BIOHK2021 is Hong Kong’s first international biotechnology convention organized to introduce novel state-of-the-art biotech innovations from around the globe to provide an extensive platform to allow pioneers of the biotech industry to convene. The target includes policymaker, industry, academic, research, investment, and end-use. AFCR is a proud co-organizer of the…...

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Cancer-Fighting Food: Trail Mix

Trail Mix is a healthy and energizing snack that can pack in valuable nutrients with minimal effort. With endless possible combinations, trail mix also provides variety to your daily meals. This lightweight and versatile snack is an excellent option for those constantly on the go or lacking energy and time,…...

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Breastfeeding & Cancer: What’s the Connection?

Every mother knows that breastfeeding can be a challenge. Mothers often face sore nipples, plugged ducts, engorgement, and a long list of other painful experiences. However, those who can breastfeed will reap health benefits for both mother and baby – some that are relatively well known and others that are…...

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Deadliest Brain Cancer Needs Your Help!

What is Glioblastoma (GBM)? Glioblastoma, referred to simply as GBM, is the deadliest type of brain cancer. GBM is widely regarded as incurable and universally fatal, killing 95% of patients within five years of diagnosis. GBM survival rates have not improved in any meaningful way in over 30 years despite…...

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Foods that Fight Cancer

No single food can protect you against cancer by itself. But research shows that a diet filled with a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, and other plant foods helps lower the risk for many cancers. In laboratory studies, many individual minerals, vitamins, and phytochemicals demonstrate anti-cancer effects. APPLES…...

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