AFCR News

Spread Love this Holiday Season

The Chinese new year holiday season is typically about giving and receiving joy from those we love. However, for many families who are battling cancer or who have recently lost a loved one, getting into the holiday spirit can be difficult. Perhaps the greatest gift we can give one another…...

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6 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, it can also be a time for overindulging, weight gain and even illness. So when you see the piled-up desserts or sugar-heavy side dishes, remember that research links certain cancers – including breast, prostate, colorectal, esophageal, endometrial,…...

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2019 Give to Cure Cancer Year-End Appeal

The 2019 Give to Cure Cancer Year-End Appeal is now underway. It’s your chance to make this year’s campaign the most successful ever. This past year, we continued to fund several promising cancer research programs. With support from loyal donors like you, excellent progress has been made in these AFCR-funded…...

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Liver Cancer: Where We Are Now

Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world and 4th most common in Asia. It is the second deadliest cancer around the globe, taking more than 746,000 lives in 2012. In Asia, it is also the second deadliest cancer taking 558,000 lives that year. The ratio of…...

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USCACA & AFCR 2019 Scholar Awards

The United States Chinese Anti-Cancer Association and AFCR are pleased to invite nominations for the USCACA-AFCR 2019 Scholar Awards. The Awards will recognize two to three junior Chinese investigators on the basis of significant contributions in Translational or Clinical Cancer Research. Candidacy is open to all Chinese researchers who were trained…...

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BRACE Program Launched by Asian Fund for Cancer Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019 CONTACTS: Asian Fund for Cancer Research Bradley Gillenwater, Senior Director for Global Programs & Communications E-mail: bgillenwater@afcr.org Hugill & Ip Solicitors Marco Raccuia, Operations & Marketing Specialist E-mail: marco.raccuia@hugillandip.com              Inaugural BRACE Award Competition winner F. Joel Leong, flanked…...

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Given recent innovation in cancer research and public awareness, most cancers are declining in frequency. Unfortunately, thyroid cancer is not following this trend. Thyroid cancer has actually seen an increase in frequency of about 4% every year throughout the last 10 years. In addition, this increase is most significant in…...

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In Tireless Pursuit

Creator and chair of the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. Women’s Surgical Chapter founder with the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong—and its first chair. First woman to attain a clinical associate professorship in surgery in Hong Kong. Chief of the breast surgery division at the Tung Wah…...

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Making the Right Connections

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research was well-represented at the 24th Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association (CBA) Annual Conference, held 10 and 11 June 2019, in Guangzhou. The event, conducted in conjunction with the 12th China Bioindustry Convention, included some of the most highly respected biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry companies, institutions and…...

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Commemorate Someone You Love

Did you know that you can donate to the Asian Fund for Cancer Research in honor or in memory of someone in your life who has been impacted by cancer? Whether honoring a cancer survivor or memorializing the life of a family member, friend or co-worker lost to the disease,…...

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