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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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Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors

A study in mice suggests that by infiltrating tumors and ramping up the body’s immune response, a type of gut bacteria could be a valuable ally in cancer treatment. The authors of the new study note that certain bacteria have also demonstrated the ability to improve the efficacy of cancer…...

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Ancient Chinese medicine unlocks new possibilities for cancer treatment

Source: YaleNews More than 20 years ago, Yale pharmacology professor Yung-Chi Cheng, a leader in drug development for hepatitis B, cancer, and HIV, had a radical idea: What if he could unlock the therapeutic potential of ancient Chinese medicines for treating cancer? What if he could design botanical drugs that would…...

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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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“Chain of Hope Programme” Monthly Giving

Through your generous gifts to the Asian Fund for Cancer Research, you’ve demonstrated time and again your commitment to finding cures for cancer by sustaining cutting-edge cancer research. Today, I would like to invite you to be a part of AFCR’s “Chain of Hope Programme“ by taking your commitment to…...

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Take Action for World Cancer Day

Each year, individuals around the globe band together for one day of pure and empowering support for those affected by cancer. That day, celebrated on the fourth of every February, is known simply as World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is a global uniting initiative dedicated to raising worldwide awareness,…...

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Spread Love this Holiday Season

The Chinese new year holiday season is typically about giving and receiving joy from those we love. However, for many families who are battling cancer or who have recently lost a loved one, getting into the holiday spirit can be difficult. Perhaps the greatest gift we can give one another…...

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