1 in 4 Malaysians are affected by cancer — we aim to reduce that percentage.
There are more than 200 types of cancer, and each warrants more research to find a cure. For the time being, we focus on cancers common in our part of the world, on Asian genetics, on practical solutions to improving survival, and on finding a cure for cancer.
Less common but more lethal than breast and cervical cancer, there are no effective screening tools for ovarian cancer.
Being among the 5 most common cancers in Malaysia, nasopharyngeal cancer is 40 times more likely to affect Asians as compared to Caucasians.
“I was told once that we need optimism, love, and physical exercise. That is true. In addition to that, the treatment that one receives should be based on good evidence. That’s what research is.” - Prof Datuk Dr. Tunku Sara, breast cancer survivor
Research accelerates the advancement of treatment and provides patients with better survival odds and improved quality of life.
The majority of cancer research is conducted in the West, which has led to better treatments for Caucasian patients. Cancer Research Malaysia ensures that research is also conducted for Asians. So get on board — you can make a difference.