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What happens if chemotherapy does not work?

Chemotherapy is used by doctors to either as a first-line therapy or in combination with other treatments, such as surgery, to treat cancer. If chemotherapy does not work, a person may need to consider other treatment…

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DNA origami: A precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness

Using DNA-based designs of precise nanostructures — scientists have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in the immune system. The…

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A blueprint for the primary prevention of cancer: Targeting established, modifiable risk factors

In the United States, it is estimated that more than 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, and more than 600,000 will die of the disease in 2018. The financial costs associated with cancer…

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In Remembrance of Dr. Waun Ki Hong

The Asian Fund for Cancer Research remembers and recognizes the contributions of our esteemed scientific advisory board member, Waun Ki Hong, M.D., F.A.C.P., D.M.Sc. (Hon.), who passed away on 2 January, 2019, at the age…

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Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries

This article provides a status report on the global burden of cancer worldwide using the GLOBOCAN 2018 estimates of cancer incidence and mortality produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, with a focus…

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