The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) wishes to take the opportunity this World Cancer Day to highlight another important battle happening in hospitals across Malaysia amidst our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic: The battle against cancer.
A ground-breaking genetic study in Asian women led by Malaysian scientists in collaboration with Singapore and the University of Cambridge revealed that a genetics tool developed to help European women assess breast cancer risk also works in Asian women.
Viral hepatitis is a communicable disease that can cause serious liver damage and liver cancer. Deaths from viral hepatitis, the majority (96%) are due to hepatitis B and C, are rising worldwide compared to the downward trend for the other three most common causes of communicable diseases. However, hepatitis is preventable, treatable, and for Hepatitis C, curable with timely treatment.