About Campaign

ends 01 Dec 2021, 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.

Help us beat breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Screening Study

About the Charity

Someone in Singapore is diagnosed with cancer every hour. For many, a cancer diagnosis is an emotional and difficult time. The NCCS Cancer Fund (NCCSCF) helps support the fight against cancer by providing financial assistance for needy patients, ensuring sufficient funding for NCCS scientists and clinicians to continue their work in cancer research and promotes cancer education for healthcare professionals and the general public.

NCCS helps over 26,000 cancer patients each year. From the moment they are diagnosed and throughout their treatment we are with them, providing the very best care, by the best people, in the best place.

Donate today and help us give hope to people with cancer.

All donations received are managed by SingHealth Fund (SHF), an institution of Public Character (UEN 201624016E).
All donors are required to provide their Tax Reference number (e.g. NRIC/FIN/UEN where applicable) to enjoy tax deduction. The donation will be automatically included in the donor's IRAS tax assessment. As such, we will not be sending any official receipt, unless upon written request by the donor.

Please note that donations must be made before 15 December for processing and be included in time for tax assessment in the same year.


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