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1 March 2018 (The Straits Times)

New drug a boost for blood cancer patients

Hope for Multiple Myeloma patients as a drug which aims to increase the length of time Myeloma patients can spend without the disease getting worse has been approved by the Health Sciences Authority. Myeloma is an almost incurable blood cancer in the bone marrow or soft tissue. Symptoms include bone pain, kidney failure and anaemia. According to Professor Chng Wee Joo, Director, NCIS, "There are some Myeloma patients - less than 10 per cent - that, with some of these treatments, have no disease at all for more than 10 years. They may well be cured. But this is rare."  Read more...


14 February 2018 (The Straits Times)

Asian lung cancer tumours may be tougher to treat: Study

A study has found that Asians with lung cancer have tumours that are genetically more complex than previously thought and this could make these patients more challenging to treat. Dr Choo Bok Ai, Senior Consultant, Department of Radiation Oncology, NCIS, gave his opinions about the findings from the study saying that is provides an understanding of the complexity of cancers, which will help in treatment in the future.  Read more... 

12 February 2018 (The New Paper)

Flushed when drinking? There could be cancerous consequences

Drinking alcohol is often unavoidable during Chinese New Year. But if you find yourself getting flushed, it might be time to take notice. According to Dr Kim Guo Wei, Associate Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery), NCIS, studies have shown a strong correlation between Asian flushers and esophageal cancer in particular.  Read more...


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