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Clarithromycin as an anti-cancer agent

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Clarithromycin is a canonical example of a drug that may have limited antitumor activity on its own, but is extremely valuable against cancer in combination with other drugs.

Medical regulator in the UK closes GcMAF lab

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The Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the medical regulator in the UK closed down a lab were GcMAF was being manufactured. The MHRA carried out an unannounced inspection of a production site in Milton, Cambridgeshire, after the medicines regulator in Guernsey raised concerns in relation to the product.

Press release: Could brain tumour survivors help unlock cancer cure?

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Today, on World Cancer Day, the Anticancer Fund is be present at the world-premiere of the documentary film ‘Surviving Terminal Cancer’.

Anticancer Fund is supporting the Medical Innovation Bill, aka the Saatchi Bill.

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Anticancer Fund (ACF) is supporting the Medical Innovation Bill, aka the Saatchi Bill. This Bill is currently heavily debated in the House of Lords in the UK and  is opposed by a selected group of oncologists fearing that it will lead to an increase in quackery.

PRESS RELEASE: How a common antacid could lead to cheaper anti-cancer drugs

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A popular indigestion medication can increase survival in colorectal cancer, according to research published in ecancermedicalscience. But in fact, scientists have studied this for years - and a group of cancer advocates want to know why this research isn't more widely used.

GcMAF for the treatment of breast cancer: Retraction of an article by Yamamoto et al.

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“The poor quality of the research supporting the use of GcMAF to treat cancer and other diseases; plus the illegal and aggressive marketing of this product over the internet has impeded proper independent research to elucidate its true value in cancer treatment” indicated Lydie Meheus PhD, Director of the Anticancer Fund.

PRESS RELEASE: Where are the new low-cost cancer drugs?

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Do common drugs from the pharmacy represent the future of cancer treatment? The Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project, an international collaboration between Anticancer Fund, Belgium, and US based GlobalCures, finds that existing and widely-used non-cancer drugs may represent a relatively untapped source of novel therapies for cancer.

The Anticancer Fund supports potential breakthrough treatment for ovarian cancer

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The primary goal of the Anticancer Fund is to provide funding for the development of potential breakthrough therapies which have no significant commercial value, and therefore have little chance of being clinically developed and becoming available to the patient anytime soon. Immunotherapy, and more specifically Adoptive T-cell Therapy, is such a treatment for cancer with huge breakthrough potential.

The Anticancer Fund supports the promising B-AHEAD 3 diet trial for advanced breast cancer patients

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The Belgian Anticancer Fund decided to support the B-AHEAD 3 trial, Breast Activity and Healthy Eating After Diagnosis 3, trial in the UK that will use a specific diet, called the 5:2 diet, to obtain this most important weight loss in advanced breast cancer patients.

World no Tobacco Day - 31 May 2014

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Did you know that tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke?

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