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”
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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!”
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!”
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?”
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”
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?”