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”

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”

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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