Breast Cancer Screening Study
About Campaignends 31 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women in Singapore, affecting almost 10,000 women per year. It is also the number one cause of cancer death in women. Identifying those most at risk helps in the fight against the disease.
An innovative new study, led by Professor Ann Lee, has successfully identified variations in some of the genes associated with breast cancer. Looking at women with early-onset or a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, Researchers compared DNA sequences and discovered three variants that are significantly associated with breast cancer risk.
Such variants may be used for determining the risk of breast cancer and could improve cancer screening in the future. The team aims to identify additional variants associated with breast cancer, estimated at over 1,000, through this next-generation sequencing process.
Funding is urgently needed to continue with this essential area of research. With sufficient funds, the team hopes to identify variations in genes associated with breast cancer risk and also discover novel biomarkers for breast screening. They hope this will eventually lead to better cancer screening and prevention, thus saving lives.
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Established in 2005, the NCC Research Fund serves as the flagship fundraising and grant-making channel of National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS) by providing seeding and bridging funds for an array of translational and clinical research programmes. With cancer research and care under one roof at the NCCS, the knowledge gained from patient-centric research fuels advancement in clinical care, which in turn provides bedside knowledge that drives further research. We firmly believe that today's research will pave the way for tomorrow's cure for cancer. Please note that in the event that the donations made for a specific purpose/project: (i) Are less than the minimum $10,000 to support an existing project OR (ii) Has no new applicable project after a 2-year waiting period, the NCC Research Fund Board of Trustees reserves the right to channel these donations to the Fund's general pool in support of other worthy research projects.
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