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Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare

A couple of years ago, Joseph Shrager, MD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, noticed a statistical anomaly in his practice. It seemed that patients were diagnosed with lung cancer at a surprisingly higher rate at 65 years old than, say, at 64 or 66. “There was…...

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Avoid These Cancer-Causing Foods

Over the last several decades, certain foods have been vilified as being potentially carcinogenic, or capable of causing cancer. So which ones are the biggest culprits? And how can you eat to prevent cancer or reduce the chances of a recurrence if you’ve been diagnosed? Below are the foods at the…...

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Researchers determine how aspirin helps prevent colon cancer

New research offers insight into why regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers. Researchers have found that aspirin prevents blood cells called platelets from producing an enzyme that allows them to clump together. Tumor cells can often attach to these…...

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Therapeutic Vaccines Showed Long-term Anti-Cancer Effects for Melanoma

When people hear the word “vaccine”, they often think about vaccine’s preventive function that protects people from getting infectious diseases such as flu, hepatitis or Covid-19. It’s true that traditional vaccines are developed to prevent infectious diseases, but innovative scientists are developing therapeutic vaccines that can treat various non-infectious diseases,…...

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The Benefits of Juicing: Fact vs Fiction

No matter who you are or where you live, everyone can benefit by following one simple rule: eat more vegetables!  But is juicing also beneficial? To keep it simple, the Asian Fund for Cancer Research has broken down some myths and spelled out the facts. Can I consume my fruits…...

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Alcohol and Cancer

Which cancers are related to alcohol usage? The more alcohol one drinks, the higher their risk of cancer. Alcohol intake has been proven to be directly correlated with cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and of course, breast. It is likely that alcohol intake also increases…...

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Applications Open for the 2021 AIM-HI Women’s Venture Competition!

Working with our strategic partners, the National Foundation for Cancer Research and AIM-HI Accelerator Fund (AIM-HI), AFCR have launched the inaugural Women’s Venture Competition in 2020. The AIM-HI Women’s Venture Competition is a first-of-its-kind program that combines extensive coaching, networking and financial opportunities to accelerate female-led oncology innovations onto the path to clinical…...

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3 Things to Know Before Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

A fast vaccination will push the world entering the stage of herd immunity, namely enough population will have gained immune protection against the COVID-19 virus and the infection will no longer be able to spread easily. Unlike healthy people, cancer patients need to know much more than just the assigned…...

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Cancer Fighting Foods: Carrots

Though there is not yet a 100% effective way to prevent all types of cancer, there have been amazing discoveries regarding ways in which certain foods can aid in prevention. Carrots have long been in the public eye as an excellent way to support eye health but are now gaining…...

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Lymphoma is Largely Gone After Covid-19 Infection: Demonstrating the Power of the Immune System

A 61‐year‐old man with stage III Hodgkin lymphoma was hospitalized for the infection of Covid-19 in the UK. He was hospitalized for 11 days and did not receive any cancer treatment. Four months later, the PET-CT scan result showed that his lymphoma was largely gone! Left: Before, Right: After Everyone…...

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