Cancer test developed in Singapore can indicate if targeted treatment is suitable

Dr Donald Poon used Lucence’s Tissue500 assay to check if Miss SW's cancer has any targetable mutations. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - Miss SW, 38, was diagnosed with fourth-stage breast cancer in September 2021 after she saw a doctor for pain in her spine. By then, the cancer had spread to her bones and organs, including her brain.

Her oncologist, Dr Donald Poon, said her breast lump was not obvious, and women her age seldom go for mammograms, which are generally recommended for those aged 50 and older.

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