Genetic Counselling

Empowering people to make the right decisions about genetic testing and risk management The breast cancer 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer 2 (BRCA2) genes are the genes most commonly affected in hereditary breast and ovarian ...

Patient Navigation Programme

Reducing barriers and assisting patients through their journey in breast cancer According to founder of Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM) Dr Teo Soo-Hwang, Malaysia has the lowest breast cancer survivorship in the region. ...

Treating cancer by genetics

Cancer genetics research paves the way for more effective and personalised treatment The future of cancer treatment will be based on the specific gene changes found in cancer cells instead of the cancer location. “Pers...

Reversing Cancer

Cancer, called the big ‘C’, is often associated with death and despair. Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM), the first independent, non-profit cancer research organisation funded and staffed by Malaysians and conducting M...

Keeping hope

Spinal muscular atrophy is a rare disease that causes severe muscle weakness among those afflicted. Priya Kulasagaran speaks to a young patient affected by the disorder, as well as to people who are trying to raise more ...

Extreme emotions

One woman describes her being diagnosed with bipolar disorder has affected her life. “I think I might be a little manic right now, with all this talking about myself,” says Gina* nonchalantly, midway through our inte...

Hearing voices

A young man shares his experiences with schizophrenia, and how he copes with the condition Rafi* experienced what he calls his “first complete break from reality” when he was 20 years old, on a seemingly ordinary and...

Support, not stigma

Misconceptions over mental illnesses force sufferers to bear with them in silence instead of seeking the help they need. Priya Kulasagaran looks at the overall picture of mental health in Malaysia, and speaks to two indi...

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day falls on 28 September every year. It was started by Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) to promote action and awareness for rabies prevention. This year’s World Rabies Day theme is “Zero by 30...