$172mil Research Centre of Excellence Grant over 7 years, by National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education
Director: Prof Daniel G. Tenen
Deputy Director (Basic Programmes):
A/Prof Chng Wee Jooo
Deputy Director (Translational and Clinical Programmes):
A/Prof Goh Boon Cher
Ms Selena Gan
National University of Singapore
14 Medical Drive, #12-01
Centre for Translational Medicine
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The Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) is a state-of-the-art cancer research institute located within the National University of Singapore, and houses a full spectrum of cancer research and clinical translational facilities. Funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and Ministry of Education (MOE), CSI Singapore is led by a team of world-class scientists actively collaborating with renowned local and international institutes.
With the vision to be recognised internationally as the premier centre for cutting-edge cancer research, CSI Singapore conducts a multi-faceted and coordinated approach to cancer research, extending from basic mechanistic studies leading all the way to experimental therapeutics. The institute houses a full spectrum of research and clinical translational facilities and focuses on cancers endemic to Asian populations such as gastric, liver and lung cancers.
Our research aims to develop novel approaches to understanding and treating prevalent cancers in Singapore and the region through two strong multidisciplinary programs:
And Asian-centric types of cancers:
Group Leader: Prof. Peter LOBIE
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In Singapore, it accounts for 29.7% of female cancers and about 1,100 new cases are diagnosed with 270 deaths each year. This translates to about 3 women diagnosed every day and 1 death every other day.
Group Leader: Prof. Yoshiaki ITO
Almost 1 million deaths from gastric cancer occur every year, making it the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. Asia-Pacific has the highest incidence of gastric cancer globally. It is the No. 5 killer cancer among men and No. 7 among women in Singapore.
Group Leader: A/Prof. CHNG Wee Joo
Leukaemias account for about 40% of all childhood cancers in Singapore and throughout the world. Although one of the most curable forms of cancers with a cure rate of 70% in childhood leukaemia, Singapore sees about 250 to 300 new patients every year.
Group Leader: Prof TEH Bin Tean
Primary liver cancer or Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the 4th most common cancer worldwide and 3rd most common cancer in Asia. 80% of the 1 million deaths from liver cancer occur in the Asia-Pacific. Singapore alone sees about 400 liver cancer deaths a year.
Group Leader: Dr. Ross SOO
Lung cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer worldwide. It is the No. 1 killer cancer for both men and women in Asia-Pacific and Singapore.
Attracting World Class Talent
CSI Singapore counts some of the top cancer researchers worldwide as our principal investigators. We offer an unprecedented opportunity for a team of world-class scientists to develop fresh insights into the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
PhD Graduate Programme
CSI Singapore aims to train the next generation of cancer researchers to excel in both the scientific and translational aspects of cancer research through its PhD Graduate Programme. This programme seeks high-calibre biomedical and medical graduates keen to pursue a career in cancer research.
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