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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”

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”

I Still Believe in Magic!

Did you know that 1 in 9 ovarian cancer patients developed the disease because of a faulty gene they inherited from their mother or father? Unfortunately, most Malaysians are not aware of their inherited risk and very few have access to genetic counselling and genetic testing services. These services can help patients choose more effective treatmentContinue reading “I Still Believe in Magic!”

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!”

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?”

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”

Employee 001 celebrates 20 years at Cancer Research Malaysia

Meet Cancer Research Malaysia’s employee 001. Yoon Sook Yee first heard of a cancer research set-up in Malaysia back in 2000 and was immediately drawn to a wonderful opportunity. She decided to pursue the opportunity and after 20 years of hard work, she is now one of two credentialed genetic counsellors in the country!   In this interview, Sook-Yee shares her journey of hard work and perseverance as well as her belief that Malaysians have what it takes toContinue reading “Employee 001 celebrates 20 years at Cancer Research Malaysia”