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Healthy Garden Teriyaki Stir-Fry

This stir-fry of green vegetables is a healthy meal for a holiday that also helps mark the middle of spring—the season of renewal....

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Colorectal Cancer: A Serious, But Preventable Disease

Colorectal cancer is a killer worldwide, claiming at least 500,000 lives every year. In Hong Kong, it is the most common of all cancers with over 5,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Although colorectal cancer can be a devastating disease, it is also very preventable thanks to the development of advanced…...

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“Healthy People” Near You May Quietly Spread Coronavirus

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases has reached 570,000 in the U.S., which is the highest figure in the world. “Tens of millions of Americans have been staying at homes for weeks; why are so many new cases…...

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‘Should I Continue my Scheduled Cancer Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic?’ And Other Questions Answered

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 1.4 million. With varying public health responses across countries, there is still no clear prediction for when the number of cases will peak. This severe situation creates challenges for cancer patients…...

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What Should Cancer Patients Do to Prevent COVID-19 Infection?

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The pandemic associated with coronavirus disease COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for someone with cancer, whose body’s primary defense mechanism, the human immune system, is weaker than that of a healthy person. Simply put, so-called immunosuppressed individuals are at higher risk of…...

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5 Common Cancer Myths and Misconceptions

Ranking as the number one cause of death worldwide, cancer is one of the most frightening diseases in the world today. The deadly disease can affect nearly any part in the body with each type of cancer presenting different symptoms. Researchers have discovered many treatment options for cancer patients, however…...

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2020 CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first reported in China in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause common colds, as well as more serious respiratory diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome…...

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Innovation Therapeutics—First-in-Class Botanical Cancer Drug Platform

THE CHALLENGE —Unmet Medical Need for Effective Cancer Treatment AFCR’s mission is to reduce the alarming statistics of the burden of cancer in Asia with innovative treatment research that translates into life-saving therapeutics. In 2018, there were 8.2 million new cancer cases and 5.2 million cancer deaths in Southern, Eastern…...

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EPItome of Progress

“I love science. And I love the science of cancer, because it is often normal processes gone wrong,” says Daniel G. Tenen, M.D., a researcher supported by the Asian Fund for Cancer Research since 2018. “That makes it more difficult, but also more challenging and more interesting.” That can-do attitude…...

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A Special Day, a Special Month

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research this 4 February continued its proud tradition of recognizing World Cancer Day. This year our organization again joined over one thousand peers throughout the globe in speaking as one voice and raising cancer awareness. Based in Switzerland, the Union for International Cancer Control is…...

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