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Behind the Scenes: Exploring CRMY’s Core Laboratory Unit

Cancer Research Malaysia (CRMY) houses nine science units, each serving a unique purpose ranging from laboratory research to social engagement initiatives. Today, we would like to highlight the Core Laboratory Unit and provide insight into the important work we do. CRMY’s Head of the Core Laboratory Unit, Dr Joanna Lim, will be taking us throughContinue reading “Behind the Scenes: Exploring CRMY’s Core Laboratory Unit”

From Ancestry to Health: 7 Reasons Why Genetic Testing and Counselling Matter

Are you ready to unveil the mysteries hidden within your DNA? Get ready to unlock the answers behind genetic testing and counselling with Tiara Hassan. As Deputy Head of the Genetic Counselling Unit, Tiara is ready to share her expertise and answer all your burning questions in this informative piece. Don’t miss out on thisContinue reading “From Ancestry to Health: 7 Reasons Why Genetic Testing and Counselling Matter”

A Journey to Recovery

We all had that moment, a wake-up call that changed our perspective, habit and behaviour. Some had to go through a major loss or even a near-death experience in order to appreciate the little things that we usually take for granted. For Ms ***h, her wake-up call was when she discovered a lump in herContinue reading “A Journey to Recovery”

5 minutes with Sanussha, our industrial trainee

Q: Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Sanussha Ananthan, 22, a final year student of Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics from Universiti Malaya. I did my final year internship project at Cancer Research Malaysia (CRMY) under Cancer Prevention and Population Science department. The experience gave me a chance toContinue reading “5 minutes with Sanussha, our industrial trainee”

How Cancer Inspired A Dancer

Oftentimes, people stay fit to stay healthy. Some even stay fit out of pure vanity. Why not, right? Because everyone has their own reason. But how many people stay fit to prepare themselves when they fall ill.? Let’s admit it. Most of us don’t think that far ahead because we never thought about falling sickContinue reading “How Cancer Inspired A Dancer”

2022 Recap #flashback

CRMY Milestones and Achievements in 2022 In a blink of an eye, we are in 2023. For the past few years, the world was hit with COVID-19 and the impact was similar, if not worse, than the Spanish flu (1918 – 1920). Most of us lived in uncertainty, with a number of questions hanging overContinue reading “2022 Recap #flashback”

5 minutes with Jo Yi, our industrial trainee

Q: Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Chow Jo Yi and I am currently 21 years old. I am a Malaysian student going into my final year of Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Biology & Biotechnology at the University of Hong Kong. Q: What inspired you to become an industrialContinue reading “5 minutes with Jo Yi, our industrial trainee”

A New Era Of Hope

You probably know by now that not all cancers are the same and different treatments are needed for different types of breast cancer.  But did you know that a team of Malaysian scientists and doctors are developing a new way to accurately choose the right treatment for Malaysian breast cancer patients by testing cancer genes?Continue reading “A New Era Of Hope”

Data + Drugs = Cures

Our immune system is a complex network of organs, cells and molecules that protects us from harmful foreign substances—such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. This is why unleashing the power of our body’s immune system is a clever way to fight cancer. The immune system can: Cancer immunotherapy, also known as immuno-oncology, is the up-and-comingContinue reading “Data + Drugs = Cures”

AUROR Clinical Trial: Immune System-1; Cancer-0

A cancer treatment that works for one patient might not work for another. Have you ever wondered why different patients respond to the same treatment differently? Now, imagine your doctor being able to choose the right treatment for you by testing your blood or cancer sample – finding a treatment that works precisely for you,Continue reading “AUROR Clinical Trial: Immune System-1; Cancer-0”