AFCR News

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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Can Herbs and Spices Treat Cancer?

It has long been believed that herbs and spices offer far more than delicious flavor. Cultures around the world have used herbs and spices for a large array of activities, from medical treatment to religious practices. In fact, it was spices that inspired Spanish explorers to travel west and accidentally…...

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6 Safety Tips for Flying During COVID-19 Summer

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The phased reopening in many states provides an opportunity to release the frustrations built up after staying-at-home for months. As summer begins, people are planning to take vacations, and many of them are considering traveling by air to get to…...

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Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine Interview with Head of AFCR-Supported Translational Cancer Research Project

We have completed six studies in the US and now we are doing an international clinical trial with a target population of hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the major type of liver cancer in Asia… Read more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7309656/...

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10 Ways Your Diet Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

A healthy diet can impact many areas of health. A poor diet can increase the risk of the six most common types of cancer worldwide. There are many different sources telling many different stories about what a healthy diet and lifestyle look like. While there are many ways to achieve…...

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Personal Discipline and Perseverance Are Still the Best Practice to Prevent COVID-19 in 2020 Amid the Uncertainty of Protective Vaccine Availability

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Excitement spread quickly after a June 14 report that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Imperial College London in the U.K. will be tested in humans. What excites people is that the vaccine, which is based on a cutting-edge technology called…...

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