This system is regarded as an international benchmark of excellence, and provides a guarantee on the quality of our research. In peer reviews, proposals for funding are considered and assessed for scientific quality by a number of senior academics, or "peers", from Malaysia and overseas, who work within relevant areas of research, which provides the basis of the funding decision.
Once decided, our Scientific Advisory Board reviews the scientific, and provides recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The SAC also provides advice to the Board and the Chief Executive on the scope and focus of cancer research areas, with the most appropriate areas for research investment.
PROFESSOR ADRIAN HARRIS
PROFESSOR PAUL PHAROAH
PROFESSOR PATRICK TAN
He received his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University and MD PhD degree from Stanford University, where he received the Charles Yanofsky prize for Most Outstanding Graduate Thesis in Physics, Biology or Chemistry. Other awards include the President’s Scholarship, Loke Cheng Kim scholarship, Young Scientist Award (A-STAR), Singapore Youth Award (twice), SingHealth Investigator Excellence Award, Chen New Investigator Award (Human Genome Organization), President’s Science Award, and the Japanese Cancer Association International Award.