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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”

Up Close & Personal with Dr. Sindhu

Do you realise that some of life’s greatest pleasures happened to be a combination of 2 things.? For instance, brownie + cookie, beauty + brain, hydrogen + oxygen, sun + rain. Together, they created something amazing and rather joyful. Similar to our young and talented scientist, Dr Senthilmani Rajendran or warmly known as Dr Sindhu,Continue reading “Up Close & Personal with Dr. Sindhu”

A Granddaughter’s Love for her ‘Ahma’ 

          The loss of a loved one is a natural, universally experienced life event and at the same time, among life’s most challenging experiences. Even though sometimes we’re not close to them or knew it was fate, it doesn’t make it any easier or less hurtful in saying goodbye. Losing someone to cancer, however, isContinue reading A Granddaughter’s Love for her ‘Ahma’ 

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!”

Bald is Beautiful

Have you ever thought of shaving your head in support of a friend, a family member, or a loved one going through cancer treatment? Some of you may already know this (or not), treatment options for advanced forms of cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Chemotherapy in particular, causes hair loss. Here’s why – chemotherapyContinue reading “Bald is Beautiful”

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”

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”