AFCR News

New Faces

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research is pleased and honored to have recently both expanded its board of directors and established a council of advisors. Franck Le Deu, a senior partner in the Hong Kong office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the consultancy’s pharmaceuticals and medical products practice…...

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The Pathfinder

The “Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK pathway” is a mouthful. Oncologists will tell you the same thing. But behind the long phrase is an important field of cancer research—one in which Jiancheng Hu, Ph.D., a scientist supported by the Asian Fund for Cancer Research since 2017, is a renowned expert. Ras is a family…...

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Confronting Cancer Together—as One City

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research was proud to have been among the 50-plus organizations and companies to have participated in the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society’s Hong Kong Cancer Day activities, held Sunday, 9 December 2018. A full slate of family-friendly programming was presented to nearly 3,000 participants, including food,…...

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World Cancer Day: How Far We’ve Come

World Cancer Day: How Far We’ve Come For the past two decades, people around the globe have bound together to promote cancer awareness every February 4th, World Cancer Day. The Asian Fund for Cancer Research is honored to be one of over a thousand members of the Day’s coordinator, the…...

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Making Progress

This past fall saw considerable progress in the development of GBM AGILE, the brain cancer clinical trial initiative whose early-stage planning has long been supported by the Asian Fund for Cancer Research. Not only was an acting head hired to run the Global Coalition for Adaptive Research (GCAR), the non-profit…...

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In Remembrance of Dr. Waun Ki Hong

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research remembers and recognizes the contributions of our esteemed scientific advisory board member, Waun Ki Hong, M.D., F.A.C.P., D.M.Sc. (Hon.), who passed away on 2 January, 2019, at the age of 76. Born in 1942 in what is now South Korea, amidst World War II…...

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Hong Kong Cancer Day-A Look Back

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research was proud to have been among the 50-plus organizations and companies to have participated in the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society’s Hong Kong Cancer Day activities, held Sunday, 2018-12-9, at the Piazza of Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui. A full slate of family-friendly programming,…...

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Hong Kong Cancer Day

On 2018-12-09, the Asian Fund for Cancer Research will be supporting and participating in the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society’s full day of Hong Kong Cancer Day programming. Actress Sonija Kwok will be serving as event ambassador, and among the special guests will be Hong Kong Secretary of Food and Health…...

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Breakthrough drug co-developed by Hong Kong research team offers hope of longer life to brain cancer sufferers

Wang Jiguang (left), assistant professor at the division of life science, department of chemical and biological engineering, HKUST, and Professor Jiang Tao (right) from Beijing Tiantan Hospital, showing results of the clinical trial. Photo: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Researchers at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology…...

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2018 USCACA-AFCR Young Investigator Award

The 2018 USCACA-AFCR Scholar Award Ceremony in Tianjin on November 17, 2018 The Asian Fund for Cancer Research and the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association have jointly awarded six outstanding Chinese cancer researchers in the early stage of their careers with the 2018 USCACA-AFCR Young Investigator Award. Scholars will each receive…...

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