Sunday, January 27, 2013
Singapore - Scientists step up fight against cancer with new oncology network
SINGAPORE: Scientists from various disciplines are coming together to tackle the prevalence of cancer in Asia -- by working on novel therapies and translating research ideas to the clinic faster.
They will do so under the Integrated Translational Oncology Network, which was launched on Wednesday by Bayer HealthCare.
The research partners include the National University of Singapore, National Cancer Centre Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
Through the network, scientists will discuss their research projects at different phases.
They will share their strategic vision, as well as jointly develop and evaluate novel treatment options in projects and trials.
They will also organise activities, such as annual meetings, workshops and lectures, and link their network and activities to other leading centres in Asia.