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Lunch With Sumiko: Tan Min-Han fights cancer with a single draw of blood

Dr Tan Min-Han, a medical oncologist and clinical geneticist, started Lucence Diagnostics in 2016 to develop liquid biopsy technology - the next big thing in cancer detection. "Cancer can be frightening but at the same time, because it is curable if
Dr Tan Min-Han, a medical oncologist and clinical geneticist, started Lucence Diagnostics in 2016 to develop liquid biopsy technology - the next big thing in cancer detection. "Cancer can be frightening but at the same time, because it is curable if diagnosed at an earlier stage, I think there is good reason for hope," he says.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Razer chief executive Tan Min-Liang describes his brother Tan Min-Han as "insanely smart".
Razer chief executive Tan Min-Liang describes his brother Tan Min-Han as "insanely smart".ST FILE PHOTO

Lucence Diagnostics founder Tan Min-Han is banking on liquid biopsies changing how cancers are detected and treated

When your brother is the billionaire co-founder of the world's coolest gaming hardware company, it's inevitable that you will be known as so-and-so's brother.

But that's not something that fazes Dr Tan Min-Han, 43, a medical oncologist and clinical geneticist.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Fighting cancer with a single draw of blood'. Print Edition | Subscribe