23 November 2015 marks an important milestone for productive cooperation between two prominent institutions, Cancer Research Malaysia & TATA memorial Hospital, India in the presence of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

FULL COVERAGE: 23 November 2015 marks an important milestone for the productive cooperation between the two prominent institutions, Cancer Research Malaysia and TATA memorial Hospital, India. In the presence of the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Cancer Research Malaysia and TATA Memorial Centre today exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work collaboratively in cancer research, especially in developing biological insights, new treatments and awareness in the field of oral cancer.

TATA Memorial Centre is India’s national comprehensive cancer centre for the prevention, treatment, education and research in Cancer and it is recognized as one of the leading cancer centres in Asia. The signing of the MoU marks the start of greater academic, research and industry collaborations, and is vital in building a firm relation for the mutual benefit of cancer research in both countries and the region.

The oral cancer research group is headed by Prof Dr. Cheong Sok Ching and her deputy, Dr. Lim Kue Peng, both past recipients of L’Oreal Women in Science Award. Dr. Cheong carries with her more than 15 years of experience in oral cancer research, whereas Dr. Lim with close to 10 years. The group has managed to establish rare oral cancer cell lines that have now been used by researchers from over 15 countries and their work has tremendously increase the understanding of oral cancer development especially among Asians.

The oral cancer group together with its partners in Malaysia and other countries are in the midst of developing an immunotherapy treatment for oral cancer. Immunotherapy trains the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer and has been hailed as the new arm of cancer treatment where significant improvement in patient survival has been seen in some cancers.

Download: Press Release of MOU Between Cancer Research Malaysia and TATA Memorial Centre To Develop New Treatment For Oral Cancer (PDF, 465KB)

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