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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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Sponge on a string test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

Barrett’s oesophagus is a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer in a small number of people. It’s usually diagnosed in hospital by endoscopy (passing a camera down into the stomach) following a GP referral for longstanding heartburn symptoms. The Cytosponge test, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, is…...

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Protection from UV Rays

AFCR encourages everyone to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and wide-brimmed hats whenever spending prolonged time outdoors. Be prepared! If you are planning to spend time outside, pay attention to the day’s UV Index and take appropriate precautions. • Make sure your sunglasses block 99 to 100 percent of both types of…...

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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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Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate — currently marketed as Zytiga — will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation improves the drug’s effectiveness by 40 per cent.…...

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Popular chemotherapy drug may be less effective in overweight and obese women

Breast cancer patients who are overweight or obese might benefit less from treatment with docetaxel, a common chemotherapy drug, than lean patients. An international team of researchers based this conclusion on a retrospective analysis of data from a large clinical trial. In most European countries, more than 50% of women…...

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How cancer drugs find their targets could lead to a new toolset for drug development

In the watery inside of a cell, complex processes take place in tiny functional compartments called organelles. These compartments are bound by thin membranes. But in the past few years, research at Whitehead Institute and elsewhere has shown that there are other cellular organelles held together without a membrane. These…...

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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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