Stemming the perils of blood cancers

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.

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Take care of your kidneys

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.

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Developing cancer treatments to target cancer biology

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.

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Inception of proton beam therapy

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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Upcoming events

28 May 2018

NCIS Oncology Grand Round: Recent Advances in Management of Colorectal Liver Metastasis

28 May, Monday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
28 May 2018

Seminar: Role of Surgeons in Cancer Research

28 May, Monday, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
30 May 2018

Symposium: Updates and New Concepts in Basic and Translational Immunology

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30 May, Wednesday, 11:45 am - 6:00 pm