Visit to National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
4 June 2015 

Centre for Cancer Research has a meet up with the medical team in NCI to seek for possible research collaboration between the two institutions. 





CCR Report : Visit to National Cancer Society Malaysia

Date : 6 June 2013 (Thursday)
Time : 10:30am-12pm
Venue : NCSM KL  



Introduction:
The National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) is a registered, tax exempted charity body established in 1966. It is the first cancer related NGO in the country that provides education, care and support services for people affected by cancer.

Objective : 
1. To discuss potential collaboration in research and activity 
2. To acquire information on the facilities and services given by NCSM

Attendance : 
A/P Dr Lim Yang Mooi, Ms Chew Wai Fong, Ms Woo Li Fong (CCR UTAR)
Dr Dalilah Kamaruddin, Ms Ng Kim Foong (NCSM)


Potential research collaboration:

1. Lymphedema in breast cancer treatment - what causes lymphedema? 
2. Comparison of 2D and 3D mammogram – what are the benefits of 3D mammogram
3. Diet before and after treatment for cancer patients
4. Breast cancer and exercise: Lifestyle / exercise that can help in improving quality of life/ survivor

*Facilities and patients can be sourced by NCSM

Potential collaboration in co-organizing activity:

1. Seminar on Cervical Cancer (October 2013) – create awareness among the young adults in UTAR campus and public
2. Relay for life – i) celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; ii) remember loved ones who lost their life to the disease; iii) Fight back 
3. Invite UTAR speaker in the event that is organised by NCSM
4. Interlink NCSM website at CCR website

Facilities and services provided by NCSM:

        Source: NCSM website: www.cancer.org.my

1. Screening facilities: Women’s Cancer Detection Centre & Nuclear Medicine Centre
- 2D and 3D mammogram, bone scan, pap’s smear etc are provided at affordable price

  

2. Consultation and treatment : Cancer Treatment Centre- Consultation and treatment are given to the cancer patient

3. Children’s Home and Hope
- Accommodation provided to the paediatric patients who are having treatment at the center  
  
4. Resources and Wellness Centre – one stop cancer information centre  

  

From Left: Ms. Ng Kim Foong, Dr. Dalilah Kamaruddin, Ms Woo Ling Fong, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi, Ms. Chew Wai Fong



Meeting with delegates from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore for potential research collaborations


On 13 March 2013, Prof. Dr. Patrick Loh, Adjunct Professor and member of Life Sciences Advisory Committee of Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Chemical and Life Sciences Singapore as well as the ICP for CCR-UTAR, accompanied the school Director Dr. Joel Lee; research project leaders and lecturers Dr. Subramaniam Gurusamy and Vicky Wong; Biotech Applied Research Group assistant manager, Dr. Mark Richards; and Bioinformatics Group assistant manager, Dr. Kong Wai Ming for a reciprocal visit to UTAR Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The team was here to explore potential research collaborations with UTAR. Among the staff from UTAR that attended the meeting were Emeritus Prof. Dr. Cheong SK, Prof. Dr. Yap SF, Prof. Dr. Choo KB, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim YM, Asst. Prof. Dr. Tang PY and Asst. Prof. Dr. Te KK. In brief, the identified research projects include:


1) Natural product & drug discovery for stem cell and cancer research 
2) Bioinformatics for cancer grading and diagnosis 
3) PKC-structural modeling and docking system 
4) Healthcare aspects: fish, wheelchair and telemedicine 
5) Red rice wine for cholesterol 


 
Meeting with delegates from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore for potential research collaborations


On 13 March 2013, Prof. Dr. Patrick Loh, Adjunct Professor and member of Life Sciences Advisory Committee of Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Chemical and Life Sciences Singapore as well as the ICP for CCR-UTAR, accompanied the school Director Dr. Joel Lee; research project leaders and lecturers Dr. Subramaniam Gurusamy and Vicky Wong; Biotech Applied Research Group assistant manager, Dr. Mark Richards; and Bioinformatics Group assistant manager, Dr. Kong Wai Ming for a reciprocal visit to UTAR Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The team was here to explore potential research collaborations with UTAR. Among the staff from UTAR that attended the meeting were Emeritus Prof. Dr. Cheong SK, Prof. Dr. Yap SF, Prof. Dr. Choo KB, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim YM, Asst. Prof. Dr. Tang PY and Asst. Prof. Dr. Te KK. In brief, the identified research projects include:


1) Natural product & drug discovery for stem cell and cancer research 
2) Bioinformatics for cancer grading and diagnosis 
3) PKC-structural modeling and docking system 
4) Healthcare aspects: fish, wheelchair and telemedicine 
5) Red rice wine for cholesterol 
 

  

Group photo (from front and left): Prof Yap, Prof Cheong, Dr Lee, Prof Choo, Dr Kong, Dr Lim, Wong, Prof Loh, Dr Richards, Dr Tang and Dr Subramaniam

Presentation of souvenirs between
Prof Cheong and Dr. Joel Lee
 

  

Exchanging information on respective Institution’s research activities