AFCR News

AFCR-Funded Innovative Immunotherapy Received Clinical Trial Approval!

Since 2020 AFCR has funded a novel multi-targeting immunotherapeutic platform that we envisioned could provide a safe and effective treatment for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Today I am excited to share with you the program’s recent great progress!  With your previous support and funding, the drug indicated for the potential treatment…...

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AFCR Congratulates Professor Nancy Ip for Being Appointed as the President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research Limited congratulates world-renowned neuroscientist, Nancy Ip, Ph.D., the Morningside Professor of Life Science and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on her appointment as its President-Elect beginning October 2022. Prof. Ip…...

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Announcement: Chimera Bioengineering is the 2021 BRACE Award Venture Competition Winner

CONTACTS:Asian Fund for Cancer ResearchBradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Corporate EngagementE-mail: bgillenwater@afcr.org Chimera BioengineeringVlad Hogenhuis, M.D., CEOE-mail: info@chimera.bio Little Dog CommunicationsJessica Yingling, Ph.D., PresidentE-mail: jessica@litldog.com / Phone: 1-858-344-8091 Asian Fund for Cancer Research Announces Chimera Bioengineering as the2021 BRACE Award Venture Competition Winner HONG KONG – Chimera Bioengineering has been…...

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Novel Immunotherapeutic Oral Cancer Treatment

Did you know 66% of the world’s oral cancer diagnoses occur in Asia only 50% of people diagnosed will survive within 5 years the highest rates of oral cancer are found in Southeast Asia men are 75% more likely to be diagnosed with oral cancer than women in Asia It…...

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Healthy Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

If you’re under the weather because of a Cold, Flu, or mild COVID-19, eating nutritious foods will help you feel better and recover faster.  Chicken soup is one of the food options you should choose as it could soothe common symptoms of these diseases, such as fever, sore throat, and…...

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AFCR CEO Sujuan Ba Recognized as an Inspiring Women Leader of 2022

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research wishes to congratulate our Founder & CEO, Dr. Sujuan Ba, for being recognized as one of the Top 20 Inspiring Women Leaders of 2022 by The Women Leaders Magazine. Being an innovative pioneer in a male-dominated industry, the article highlights her illustrious career leading successful non-for-profits…...

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Vitamin-D and Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in Asia. However, recent studies suggest there may be an effective way to reduce one’s risk. A team of researchers recently shared their exciting findings showing that eating greater amounts of vitamin D may help against developing colorectal cancer,…...

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AFCR CEO Featured as ‘Scientist Trailblazing the Transformation’

Recently, Asian Foundation for Cancer Research Founder and CEO, Sujuan Ba, was featured in the series Profiles in Success as a Scientist Trailblazing the Transformation. In the interview, Dr. Ba highlights her path from determined teen to research and eventually nonprofit leadership. She also shares her advice for being persistent…...

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The Urgency of Advancing Cancer Research

As the world’s concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic dominate our thoughts, there is a much greater threat—cancer—that claims the lives of 9.9 million people just in 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis has not only affected our daily lives, but it has also taken funding away from cancer research. While fighting…...

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Watch Chairman Lance Kawaguchi’s Powerful Video about AFCR

Watch this powerful video to hear how recently appointed AFCR Chairman, Lance Kawaguchi, will help increase AFCR’s growth through digital transformation, and expand funding to early-stage biotechs, innovative research programs that benefit patients, scientists, and the wider cancer community. You can support our vision by donating here. Learn more about…...

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