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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”

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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”

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”

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”

Happy International Nurses Day!

“A nurse is not what you do. It is what you are…. I am a nurse. It’s not what I do, it’s what I am.” This International Nurses Day on May 12th, we celebrate our nurses who work tirelessly and give sacrificially to make a difference in countless lives. Through the eyes of our ownContinue reading “Happy International Nurses Day!”

Introducing ARiCa – the Asian Risk Calculator!

Have you ever gotten caught in a thunderstorm and thought to yourself, “If I only knew it was going to rain today, I would have brought an umbrella!” Now, imagine having a tool that can help inform your personal risk and empower you to make important health decisions beforehand.   Imagine no more and sayContinue reading “Introducing ARiCa – the Asian Risk Calculator!”

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Let’s give a shoutout to all the amazing scientists and researchers that put their all into their work everyday and do their part in the fight against cancer! This International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we had the chance to interview a few of our researchers and got their opinions on some frequentlyContinue reading “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”

Together, making better decisions with her

Many may feel overwhelmed on making decisions about their treatment, often turning to their doctors, their family and their friends for advice. Sometimes, the fear of chemotherapy and hospital-based treatment can drive individuals to consider treatments which they perceive to be more “natural” but may not work. “There have been many advances in breast cancerContinue reading “Together, making better decisions with her”

Immunotherapy for breast cancer patients because of a variant common in Asians?

Did you know that if we didn’t have active immune systems, most of us could get cancers? Cancer cells produce invisibility cloaks to hide from our immune system’s “checkpoints”, allowing them to grow and spread. Luckily, scientists have found a way to wake up the immune system to hunt cancer cells, and has already resultedContinue reading “Immunotherapy for breast cancer patients because of a variant common in Asians?”

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!”