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Changing the Oncology Treatment Paradigm For Oral Cancers

THE CHALLENGE——Oral Cancer Survival Rate Has Only Improved 5% in the Last Decade and Patients Can Have a Severely Compromised Quality of Life Oral cancers, a type of Head and Neck cancer, include the lip, tongue, gums, cheeks, the floor (bottom) of the mouth under the tongue, the hard and…...

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BIOHK2021 – International Biotechnology Convention

BIOHK2021 is Hong Kong’s first international biotechnology convention organized to introduce novel state-of-the-art biotech innovations from around the globe to provide an extensive platform to allow pioneers of the biotech industry to convene. The target includes policymaker, industry, academic, research, investment, and end-use. AFCR is a proud co-organizer of the…...

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Cancer-Fighting Food: Trail Mix

Trail Mix is a healthy and energizing snack that can pack in valuable nutrients with minimal effort. With endless possible combinations, trail mix also provides variety to your daily meals. This lightweight and versatile snack is an excellent option for those constantly on the go or lacking energy and time,…...

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Breastfeeding & Cancer: What’s the Connection?

Every mother knows that breastfeeding can be a challenge. Mothers often face sore nipples, plugged ducts, engorgement, and a long list of other painful experiences. However, those who can breastfeed will reap health benefits for both mother and baby – some that are relatively well known and others that are…...

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Deadliest Brain Cancer Needs Your Help!

What is Glioblastoma (GBM)? Glioblastoma, referred to simply as GBM, is the deadliest type of brain cancer. GBM is widely regarded as incurable and universally fatal, killing 95% of patients within five years of diagnosis. GBM survival rates have not improved in any meaningful way in over 30 years despite…...

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Bone Cancer 101

There are two primary types of bone cancer: 1) primary bone cancer, which originates in the bone tissue and can be either cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign); and 2) metastatic tumors of the bone tissue (which originated elsewhere in the body and then metastasized, or spread, to the bone). Primary…...

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Promising Cancer Research Needs Your Help

I am writing today to ask for your 2021 Annual Fund renewal gift to the Asian Fund for Cancer Research, and your decision is absolutely crucial! Right now, talented scientists are waiting for funding to pursue potentially life-saving research projects. Generous friends like you will help determine which investigations will…...

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Cancer and Dental Health

Did you know that cancer patients have a high risk of oral and dental complications? It is no secret that chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments are often accompanied by a variety of mild to severe side effects. Many of these side effects can be seen, such as hair loss,…...

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Cancer-Fighting Turmeric Recipe

Herbs and spices play an important role in many cultures across the world—being used in a variety of activities, including medical treatments and religious practices. Even AFCR, a leader in game-changing discoveries, acknowledges herbs are gaining momentum in mainstream cancer treatment. Herbs and spices also play an important role in…...

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How Long Can the Immunity Against COVID-19 Protect Us from Reinfection

There has been major concern about the protective power of immunity against the novel coronavirus. Many people have asked: how long can the immunity, once acquired by the previous infection or vaccination, protect us from the COVID-19 reinfection? In February of 2021, a group of researchers reported that the immunity…...

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