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Media Releases 2018


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April 2018


Taking a standard prostate cancer drug with low-fat food, instead of on empty stomach, could boost outcome and lower drug costs by 75% for patients with reduced daily dosage


The multi-site study with United States is part of the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore’s (NCIS) larger efforts to address escalating costs of oncology drug treatment with research that focus on high quality and high value care. 




March 2018


NCIS to Raise Cancer Awareness through 10,000 Ribbon Singapore Book of Records Attempt


On 24 March 2018, the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) will attempt to set a Singapore Book of Records (SBR) by collecting 10,000 cancer awareness ribbons, which will be the largest collection in Singapore. The ribbons will be a symbol of support for those who were lost to cancer, survived cancer and are currently battling cancer.


The ribbon collection will be made alongside NCIS’ Signature 10th anniversary public awareness event held at Canopy@JLink, which is located at Jurong East. Members of the public are encouraged to pin a ribbon and pledge to go for cancer screening within a year.


Professor Chng Wee Joo, Director of NCIS, will be gracing the milestone event. “The pledge of 10,000 ribbons, is a way for us to show our support to everyone in the fight against cancer, be it the patients, their friends or their families,” says Professor Chng. “Cancer continues to be the leading cause of death in Singapore. Therefore, it is important to not only educate the public on cancer, but to also pledge to ourselves and our loved ones to go for early cancer screening.”