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To Do the Surgery or Not in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic: “New Normal” Treatment Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board With today being the first day of May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month, I wish to highlight for you a recently produced set of best practices and guidelines pertaining to brain cancer and COVID-19. Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the…...

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Antibody Testing May Not Give You the Back-to-Work Safety Pass as Expected

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board With a phased reopening starting.....

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Multi-functional Antibodies: New Immunotherapy for Advanced Cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, with 18 million new cases in 2018 and 9.6 million deaths.....

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Healthy Garden Teriyaki Stir-Fry

This stir-fry of green vegetables is a healthy meal for a holiday that also helps mark the middle of spring—the season of renewal....

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Colorectal Cancer: A Serious, But Preventable Disease

Colorectal cancer is a killer worldwide, claiming at least 500,000 lives every year. In Hong Kong, it is the most common of all cancers with over 5,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Although colorectal cancer can be a devastating disease, it is also very preventable thanks to the development of advanced…...

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“Healthy People” Near You May Quietly Spread Coronavirus

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases has reached 570,000 in the U.S., which is the highest figure in the world. “Tens of millions of Americans have been staying at homes for weeks; why are so many new cases…...

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‘Should I Continue my Scheduled Cancer Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic?’ And Other Questions Answered

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 1.4 million. With varying public health responses across countries, there is still no clear prediction for when the number of cases will peak. This severe situation creates challenges for cancer patients…...

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What Should Cancer Patients Do to Prevent COVID-19 Infection?

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The pandemic associated with coronavirus disease COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for someone with cancer, whose body’s primary defense mechanism, the human immune system, is weaker than that of a healthy person. Simply put, so-called immunosuppressed individuals are at higher risk of…...

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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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