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The 2020 Give to Cure Cancer Year-End Appeal

The 2020 Give to Cure Cancer Year-End Appeal is now underway. It’s your last chance to make this year’s campaign the most successful ever. We are proud to report… The year of 2020 turns out to be an unprecedented time of new challenge. Thanks to the stewardship of wonderful and…...

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Can an Apple a Day Help Keep Cancer Away?

It’s a saying as old as time – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Over the years, many have questioned the validity of this well-known statement. Can one piece of fruit be the key to keeping healthy and well? While the debate may never truly be settled, researchers…...

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Diabetes and Cancer: What’s the Link?

Medical professionals have come to understand that diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes, is linked to a variety of diseases. The high blood glucose from diabetes can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control the heart and blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of developing heart disease and kidney disease. However,…...

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AFCR Novel Approach to the Clinical Care for Liver Cancer – 2020 Latest Update

Effective treatments are still lacking for hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC, the most common type of liver cancer and sixth most common cancer worldwide. Most patients do not survive beyond a year with current therapeutic options (surgery, liver transplantation, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy). Epigenetic factors are a key component in the development…...

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Congratulations to the Finalists of the 2020 BRACE Award Venture Competition!

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research is proud to announce the top two finalists resulting from our just-concluded 2020 BRACE Award Venture Competition: Albatroz Therapeutics Scientific Founder & CEO Frederic Bard, Ph.D., and Arbele Chief Development Officer Dennis Wong, M.D.  Both companies are developing innovative technologies that could lead to life-saving…...

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Tasty Tomatoes: Anti-Cancer Attributes & A Healthy Recipe

While people debate the age-old question about whether tomatoes are a fruit or vegetable, here’s an undisputed fact: Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C and E, and the antioxidant lycopene. Studies show that lycopene may help prevent prostate, lung, and stomach cancers. The powerful antioxidant can also help reduce your…...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Health Today

From planning a safe and healthy pregnancy to ensuring children wear seatbelts while in vehicles, parents are always looking out for the health and wellbeing of their children. Though it is not always an easy task, these ten ways to improve children’s health are simple ways to make an impact.…...

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How Cancer Spreads (Metastasis)

Source: Cancer Quest Overview of Metastases The majority of deaths (about 90%) associated with cancer are due to the metastasis of the original tumor cells to sites distant from the initial or primary tumor. Metastasis is the process by which cancer cells migrate throughout the body. In order for cells to move through…...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Recipe: Pink Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen mixed berries (or fresh if in season) 1 frozen ripe banana ½ cup of low fat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup of orange juice 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (optional) Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth…...

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8 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

The risk of breast cancer increases as women grow older. Men are also susceptible to breast cancer, so all adults should be proactive. Although incidences of breast cancer are lower in East Asia than in other regions, the rate of breast cancer incidence in East Asia is rising rapidly. The…...

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