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Convergence of Western Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine — Botanical Cancer Drug Platform

THE CHALLENGE —Unmet Medical Need for Holistic Cancer Treatment Cancer is a heterogeneous disease. Heterogeneity in cancer is not limited to differences between different patients, but also occurs within a single patient. This intrapatient or intratumoral heterogeneity can present great challenges for cancer treatment. This complexity limits the effectiveness of…...

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Asian Fund for Cancer Research Announces Inaugural 2020 BRACE Award Venture Competition Winner 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7 April 2021 CONTACTS: Asian Fund for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Corporate Engagement E-mail: bgillenwater@afcr.org Hugill & Ip Solicitors Marco Raccuia, Head of Finance & Operations E-mail: marco.raccuia@hugillandip.com Asian Fund for Cancer Research Announces Inaugural BRACE Award Venture Competition Winner  Gastrointestinal Cancer Drug Developer…...

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A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Esophageal Cancer

For decades, esophageal cancer has defied scientific attempts to discover a therapy that extends patients’ survival, year after year claiming the lives of such illustrious people as Humphrey Bogart, Christopher Hitchens and Ann Richards, the former governor of Texas. Now a large clinical trial offers hope, finding that a drug that…...

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New link between high testosterone in men and increased risk of melanoma

Melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,200 people diagnosed each year. And in the last decade the number of cases in men have increased by 47%. A new link between higher levels of testosterone in the blood and increased risk of melanoma skin…...

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Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare

A couple of years ago, Joseph Shrager, MD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, noticed a statistical anomaly in his practice. It seemed that patients were diagnosed with lung cancer at a surprisingly higher rate at 65 years old than, say, at 64 or 66. “There was…...

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Avoid These Cancer-Causing Foods

Over the last several decades, certain foods have been vilified as being potentially carcinogenic, or capable of causing cancer. So which ones are the biggest culprits? And how can you eat to prevent cancer or reduce the chances of a recurrence if you’ve been diagnosed? Below are the foods at the…...

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Researchers determine how aspirin helps prevent colon cancer

New research offers insight into why regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers. Researchers have found that aspirin prevents blood cells called platelets from producing an enzyme that allows them to clump together. Tumor cells can often attach to these…...

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Therapeutic Vaccines Showed Long-term Anti-Cancer Effects for Melanoma

When people hear the word “vaccine”, they often think about vaccine’s preventive function that protects people from getting infectious diseases such as flu, hepatitis or Covid-19. It’s true that traditional vaccines are developed to prevent infectious diseases, but innovative scientists are developing therapeutic vaccines that can treat various non-infectious diseases,…...

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The Benefits of Juicing: Fact vs Fiction

No matter who you are or where you live, everyone can benefit by following one simple rule: eat more vegetables!  But is juicing also beneficial? To keep it simple, the Asian Fund for Cancer Research has broken down some myths and spelled out the facts. Can I consume my fruits…...

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Alcohol and Cancer

Which cancers are related to alcohol usage? The more alcohol one drinks, the higher their risk of cancer. Alcohol intake has been proven to be directly correlated with cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and of course, breast. It is likely that alcohol intake also increases…...

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