What is MaGiC? Cancer Research Malaysia (CRMY) has collaborated with geneticists, gynaecologists, and oncologists throughout the nation to complete a study called MaGiC, which stands for “Mainstreaming Genetic Counselling for Genetic Testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in Ovarian Cancer Patients in Malaysia”. The MaGiC was implemented in 2017 to determine the feasibility and impact ofContinue reading “Do you believe in MaGiC?”
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The first Malaysian-made oral cancer vaccine!
More than 370,000 patients are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year, and sadly, there has been less improvement in survival when compared to other cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer. This is because head and neck cancers are rare in North America and Europe (where most of research centres are located), andContinue reading “The first Malaysian-made oral cancer vaccine!”
Professor Dr Cheong wins international award for her work in oral cancer!
Who is she? Professor Sok Ching Cheong is the Head of Translational Cancer Biology at Cancer Research Malaysia (CRMY), and a Professor at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She trained in molecular biology and has worked in the field of oral cancer for 19 years. Her research centres on identifying and understanding the role ofContinue reading “Professor Dr Cheong wins international award for her work in oral cancer!”
Dr Annie Chai has been awarded the Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Research Grant 2021!
Who is Dr Annie Chai? Dr Annie has been working to improve the survival for oral cancer patients – a debilitating disease that is more common in Asians. She had returned after her studies in Hong Kong with a strong conviction to contribute her scientific expertise to address research gaps present in Asian cancers, asContinue reading “Dr Annie Chai has been awarded the Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh Research Grant 2021!”
Which woman is at higher risk of breast cancer?
This new study narrows down the genes that matter. Pink ribbons, breast cancer campaigns all call for greater breast awareness, but you may be wondering, “If no one in my family has cancer, am I at risk of breast cancer? Should I go for a genetic test?” There are many factors, including lifestyle, breast density,Continue reading “Which woman is at higher risk of breast cancer?”
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”