Malaysian scientists discover 3 things we never knew about Asian breast cancers

We now have more data on Asian breast cancers than ever before. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and although Asians make up more than half of the world’s population, previously less than 5% of the genetic information used in breast cancer research were from Asian women. The majority of thisContinue reading “Malaysian scientists discover 3 things we never knew about Asian breast cancers”

The Movember MANual

A guide to the most common cancers in Malaysian men Hello gents. As a modern man, you know the secret to living your best life. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly. And don’t smoke la dei.  But what do you know about cancers in Malaysian men? And what can you do about it? This Movember, show a broContinue reading “The Movember MANual”

Here’s how a Nobel Prize winning technology is being used to find a cure for oral cancer

This year, Professors Doudna and Charpentier were jointly awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing technology that allows scientists to deftly edit DNA from virtually any living thing with precision and ease as never before possible.  Is this relevant to cancer research right here in Malaysia?  Heck YES!  Our scientists have usedContinue reading “Here’s how a Nobel Prize winning technology is being used to find a cure for oral cancer”

What is your breast cancer risk score?

This year, our very own Malaysian scientists, together with the University of Cambridge and Singapore, released a ground-breaking genetic study to help identify Asian women with a higher risk of breast cancer. Turns out, a genetic tool developed to help European women assess breast cancer risk also works in Asian women. Hmm… why is this researchContinue reading “What is your breast cancer risk score?”

These frontliners help cancer patients beat the odds

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Malaysian women. At Cancer Research Malaysia, we found that half of breast cancer deaths in the country could be prevented by helping underprivileged breast cancer patients get diagnosed and treated on time. But it’s not so simple for low- or no-income patients who are already struggling toContinue reading “These frontliners help cancer patients beat the odds”

Employee 001 celebrates 20 years at Cancer Research Malaysia

Meet Cancer Research Malaysia’s employee 001. Yoon Sook Yee first heard of a cancer research set-up in Malaysia back in 2000 and was immediately drawn to a wonderful opportunity. She decided to pursue the opportunity and after 20 years of hard work, she is now one of two credentialed genetic counsellors in the country!   In this interview, Sook-Yee shares her journey of hard work and perseverance as well as her belief that Malaysians have what it takes toContinue reading “Employee 001 celebrates 20 years at Cancer Research Malaysia”

Can soy prevent breast cancer?

We wanted to see if soy could act as a dietary intervention to prevent breast cancer. So, we started The MiSO (Malaysian Soy Mammographic Density) Study. 1. Why soy?  Researchers have been studying the anti-cancer properties of soy since 1991. In countries such as Japan and China, normal soy isoflavone consumption is about 50-75mg/day (thatContinue reading “Can soy prevent breast cancer?”

1 in 4 breast cancer patients are in crisis, and they need your help

New data released by Cancer Research Malaysia’s Patient Navigation Programme (PNP) shows 25% of breast cancer patients were in crisis during COVID-19 and MCO. 1. What is PNP? Late presentation and poor access to treatment is linked to half of the breast cancer deaths in Malaysia and Cancer Research Malaysia’s Patient Navigation Programme seeks toContinue reading “1 in 4 breast cancer patients are in crisis, and they need your help”

#CancerSurvivorsMonth: “They never gave up on me.”

“The journey was not easy. I had no food to feed my children. I was in financial crisis. I am illiterate. I completed my cancer treatment because they never gave up on me. Their presence during the toughest journey of my life will not be forgotten till my last breath. It was very difficult andContinue reading “#CancerSurvivorsMonth: “They never gave up on me.””

6 cancer patients share what keeps them going

Having cancer is tough. Having cancer amidst COVID-19 and MCO is even tougher. We asked 6 breast cancer patients what keeps them going. These are their stories. *Patients are part of our Patient Navigation Programme, a collaboration between Cancer Research Malaysia, the Ministry of Health, doctors, nurses, and community partners, to improve survivorship – byContinue reading “6 cancer patients share what keeps them going”

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