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How Cancer Spreads (Metastasis)

Source: Cancer Quest Overview of Metastases The majority of deaths (about 90%) associated with cancer are due to the metastasis of the original tumor cells to sites distant from the initial or primary tumor. Metastasis is the process by which cancer cells migrate throughout the body. In order for cells to move through…...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recipe: Pink Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen mixed berries (or fresh if in season) 1 frozen ripe banana ½ cup of low fat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup of orange juice 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (optional) Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth…...

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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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Develop New Cancer Detection Tool

THE CHALLENGE —Today’s State of Cancer Detection Early detection is important because when abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier for doctors to successfully treat their patients. Knowing the possible warning signs of cancer helps the early detection of a tumor. And screening tools can help…...

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Green Goddess: Healthy Anti-Cancer Smoothie Recipe

Eating a colorful diet is a good way to make sure you’re getting a variety of vitamins and nutrients that can help prevent cancers. This recipe mixes a few colors from the rainbow and ends up with the “G” in ROY G BIV. The green goddess smoothie adds a variety of superfoods…...

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GBM AGILE New Clinical Trial Sites Being Established

In the first half of 2020, the revolutionary global clinical trial for brain cancer patients, GBM AGILE, continues to make impressive progress and achieve milestones. AFCR =supported its conception in 2013 to expeditiously develop new effective treatments for GBM brain cancer patients whose five-year survival rate is currently only 5%…...

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How Valuable is a Second Opinion?

“Should I get a second opinion?” It’s a popular question that many cancer patients ask themselves when faced with their diagnosis and treatment options. So when, why and how should someone go about getting this second opinion? When: In most instances of cancer, (not all) there is a lag-time between…...

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Applications Open for the Asian Fund for Cancer Research’s BRACE Award Venture Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4 August 2020   CONTACTS: Asian Fund for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@afcr.org   Hugill & Ip Solicitors Marco Raccuia, Head of Finance & Operations E-mail: marco.raccuia@hugillandip.com   Applications Open for the Asian Fund for Cancer Research’s BRACE Award…...

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Sponge on a string test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

Barrett’s oesophagus is a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer in a small number of people. It’s usually diagnosed in hospital by endoscopy (passing a camera down into the stomach) following a GP referral for longstanding heartburn symptoms. The Cytosponge test, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, is…...

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Protection from UV Rays

AFCR encourages everyone to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and wide-brimmed hats whenever spending prolonged time outdoors. Be prepared! If you are planning to spend time outside, pay attention to the day’s UV Index and take appropriate precautions. • Make sure your sunglasses block 99 to 100 percent of both types of…...

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