AFCR News

Cancer Fighting Foods: Carrots

Though there is not yet a 100% effective way to prevent all types of cancer, there have been amazing discoveries regarding ways in which certain foods can aid in prevention. Carrots have long been in the public eye as an excellent way to support eye health but are now gaining…...

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Lymphoma is Largely Gone After Covid-19 Infection: Demonstrating the Power of the Immune System

A 61‐year‐old man with stage III Hodgkin lymphoma was hospitalized for the infection of Covid-19 in the UK. He was hospitalized for 11 days and did not receive any cancer treatment. Four months later, the PET-CT scan result showed that his lymphoma was largely gone! Left: Before, Right: After Everyone…...

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Cancer and Diet: Does it Really Matter?

Living a healthy life can be challenging when there are seemingly endless fad diets, do’s and don’ts, celebrity tips, and kitchen hacks. It can all seem a little overwhelming. The truth is that being healthy is not as difficult or restrictive as people are led to believe. These excessively restrictive…...

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High Impact Collaboration — Developing Next-Generation Inhibitors to a Key Cancer Pathway

THE CHALLENGE —Tackling the Pre-Clinical Experiments to Overcome Drug Resistance Many patients with melanoma, papillary thyroid tumors, serous ovarian tumors, and colorectal tumors, for example, have DNA mutations that hyperactivate the major cell growth and survival pathway Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK, causing abnormal growth and cancer. Unfortunately, patients may have an intrinsic resistance…...

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5 Simple Ways to Make a Difference on World Cancer Day

Each year, individuals around the globe come together for a day of dedication in the fight against cancer. This day is today, February 4th—World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is a global initiative dedicated to fighting cancer on all fronts. Over the past 20+ years, this date has been dedicated…...

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Cancer-Fighting Food Feature: Brussels Sprouts

Research shows that a compound in brussels sprouts may help restrict tumor growth by blocking aggressive enzymes known to advance cancer growth. The enzymes weaken the genes that suppress tumors and keep them from spreading. This compound found in brussels sprouts allows tumor suppressors to continue doing their job. Try…...

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Your Donations Make a Difference

Finding a cure for cancer is a team effort. That’s why we are so grateful for your role as a friend of the Asian Fund for Cancer Research. Your support fuels REAL PROGRESS for people battling cancer. EVERY donation to AFCR, big and small, adds power to the fight against cancer.…...

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Holiday Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

During the holidays, it’s easy to let your healthy eating habits slide. Tasty treats are everywhere – especially cookies. And they’re nearly impossible to resist!  To help during this copious cookie time, we’ve hand-picked our favorite recipe that offer a healthier take on your favorite holiday treats. The recipes use wholesome ingredients…...

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Family Health History: Talk with Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

The holiday season is approaching. As you get together with loved ones — either in-person or virtually, in accordance with your area’s COVID-19 restrictions — the conversations are sure to flow. Relatives want updates on all that has happened in your life this year. But, as you share news about…...

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