AFCR News

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Given recent innovation in cancer research and public awareness, most cancers are declining in frequency. Unfortunately, thyroid cancer is not following this trend. Thyroid cancer has actually seen an increase in frequency of about 4% every year throughout the last 10 years. In addition, this increase is most significant in…...

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In Tireless Pursuit

Creator and chair of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. Women’s Surgical Chapter founder with the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong—and its first chair. First woman to attain a clinical associate professorship in surgery in Hong Kong. Chief of the breast surgery division at the Tung Wah…...

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Making the Right Connections

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research was well-represented at the 24th Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association (CBA) Annual Conference, held 10 and 11 June 2019, in Guangzhou. The event, conducted in conjunction with the 12th China Bioindustry Convention, included some of the most highly respected biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry companies, institutions and…...

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Commemorate Someone You Love

Did you know that you can donate to the Asian Fund for Cancer Research in honor or in memory of someone in your life who has been impacted by cancer? Whether honoring a cancer survivor or memorializing the life of a family member, friend or co-worker lost to the disease,…...

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AFCR Statement on the Hong Kong Cancer Strategy

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research made this statement following the Friday, 26 July, announcement and dissemination of the Hong Kong Cancer Strategy: The Asian Fund for Cancer Research proudly supports and is committed to helping vigorously pursue the newly unveiled Hong Kong Cancer Strategy. We will fiercely fight to…...

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Sarcoma Origin Identified

Cancer is anything but a straightforward disease; one tumor type can be entirely different from another not only in location, but causal agent and origin. There is differentiation even within the same type of cancer. Take sarcoma, which is in fact an umbrella term for nearly 100 cancers originating in the skeleton…...

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Global Coalition for Adaptive Research’s Innovative Clinical Trial Platform Opens to Evaluate New Therapies for Brain Cancer

The Global Coalition for Adaptive Research (GCAR) announced today that the GBM AGILE (Glioblastoma Adaptive Global Innovative Learning Environment) clinical trial is opening its first clinical site, the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, and will begin enrolling patients this week. GBM AGILE is the world’s first global adaptive clinical trial platform…...

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AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Chairman’s Brain Cancer Efforts Recognized

W.K. Alfred Yung, M.D., a brain cancer researcher and chairman of the Asian Fund for Cancer Research’s scientific advisory board, was last week presented with the 3rd Annual SNOChina Award for Outstanding Contributions of International Cooperation by the Chinese Medical Doctor Association’s (CMDA) Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO). The presentation was…...

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Yoga for Insomnia, Anxiety and Socializing in Cancer Patients

A discipline consisting of movements through a sequence of postures in coordination with focused breathing, yoga’s documented benefits include increased flexibility, better strength, lowered blood pressure and the reduced severity of insomnia. Many people attribute recovery from depression and anxiety to the regular practice of yoga. Could its practice be…...

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Spurring on the Next Generation

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research and the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association jointly awarded six outstanding Chinese cancer researchers in the early stages of their careers with the 2018 USCACA-AFCR Young Investigator Award. Scholars received a certificate for the Award and a cheque in the amount of U.S. $1,000 in…...

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