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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”

Data + Drugs = Cures

Our immune system is a complex network of organs, cells and molecules that protects us from harmful foreign substances—such as bacteria, fungi and viruses. This is why unleashing the power of our body’s immune system is a clever way to fight cancer. The immune system can: Cancer immunotherapy, also known as immuno-oncology, is the up-and-comingContinue reading “Data + Drugs = Cures”

MeMoSa® WebApp enables the early detection of oral cancer.

Did you know that 70% of oral cancer patients are diagnosed at advanced stages, III and IV, which lowers the cure rate to only 20%? A big factor to the late detection is that oral cancer can often present itself as relatively small problems, such as a loose tooth or an ulcer that doesn’t heal. Continue reading “MeMoSa® WebApp enables the early detection of oral cancer.”

The first Malaysian-made oral cancer vaccine!

More than 370,000 patients are diagnosed with head and neck cancer every year, and sadly, there has been less improvement in survival when compared to other cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer. This is because head and neck cancers are rare in North America and Europe (where most of research centres are located), andContinue reading “The first Malaysian-made oral cancer vaccine!”

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”

Here’s how a Nobel Prize winning technology is being used to find a cure for oral cancer

This year, Professors Doudna and Charpentier were jointly awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing technology that allows scientists to deftly edit DNA from virtually any living thing with precision and ease as never before possible.  Is this relevant to cancer research right here in Malaysia?  Heck YES!  Our scientists have usedContinue reading “Here’s how a Nobel Prize winning technology is being used to find a cure for oral cancer”