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A Charitable Way to Start the Year

As our exciting 2022 new year off, I want to first say thank you for your continued support of the Asian Fund for Cancer Research (AFCR). You have been a loyal friend to AFCR and we are truly grateful for your commitment, generosity, and trust in our mission to cure…...

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Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes: Root Vegetables for Cancer Prevention

The cold weather can only mean one thing – it’s stew season! No winter vegetable stew is complete without a solid variety of root vegetables – especially the classic yet versatile potato! Potatoes are a root vegetable, which means the part that grows underground is consumed by humans rather than the…...

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Celebrating Safely: What You Need to Know About the Genetic Risk of Alcohol-Related Cancers

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year – with most weekends and evenings filled with gatherings and events with loved ones. As the holiday period creeps closer, the calendars get busier. While an absolutely joyous time, it is also a time of excess, especially when it comes…...

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Spread Holiday Cheer

You can give the gift of hope this holiday season. Despite the challenges of this year, your support is helping to save the lives of people in your community and around the world. Thanks to your past support, AFCR leads the way in advancing innovative research toward new and better…...

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2021 Give To Cure Cancer Year-End Appeal

The year of 2021 turns out to be an unprecedented time of new challenge. Thanks to the stewardship of wonderful and loyal donors like you, we are able to continue to support the work by our scientists and even expand our programs during the global pandemic. With support from loyal…...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Cancer

If you’re a woman of childbearing age, chances are you know someone who has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS affects one in ten women between 15 and 44 years of age and can increase their risk of developing cancer later in life. What is PCOS? PCOS is a common health problem caused…...

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Is a Monthly Gift Right for You?

Would you continue your generosity journey with AFCR and prove that the world can be changed through small monthly gifts today? Every gift from you drives meaningful change by supporting innovative cancer research. Once you sign-up for AFCR’s monthly autopay, your donation will: • Provide consistent and reliable funding to…...

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5 Tips for Eating Healthy While Traveling

Traveling requires a lot of preparation under normal circumstances. As a cancer patient, there is even more to consider. Cancer patients and their families must be strategic when mapping out the family vacation, from preparing medications to familiarizing themselves with the nearest medical centers. One piece of planning that often…...

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Understanding the Link Between Sugar and Cancer

Is sugar inherently bad for you? What about natural sugars, like those found in fruits? Does sugar increase one’s risk of cancer? We’ve all heard it before – too much sugar is bad for you, even when it comes from natural sources. Too much sugar can negatively impact how you…...

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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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