The discovery of a laboratory-synthesised chemical substance called C7 by a group of researchers including Associate Professor William Hwang could expand the number of blood-forming stem cells in umbilical cords, paving the way for blood cancer patients to recover faster and minimise their risk of bacterial, fungi or viral infections.
Kidney failure is on the rise in Singapore, with approximately five people being diagnosed with the condition daily, up from four a day six years ago. Thus, Dr Kwek Jia Liang shares the possible causes of kidney failure and the treatment options available.
Recent research in the field of cancer medicine has provided valuable insights that have driven the development of novel therapeutics targeting the cancer biology, which may eventually grow into smarter cancer treatments that can benefit patients with cancers that are refractory to modern chemotherapy and radiotherapy, according to Dr Tan Poh Lin.
Proton beam therapy is a type of particle therapy that uses proton beams to target diseased tissue such as cancer cells, and will be introduced in Singapore by 2021. NUS Medicine alumni Professor Soo Khee Chee and Dr Lee Kim Shang share how the therapy differs from standard cancer treatments using conventional radiation, and what benefits it can offer to cancer patients.
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