First Asian team to win top cancer research award

Duke-NUS Medical School professors Teh Bin Tean (far left) and Patrick Tan are part of the team, which also included scientists from Japan, Taiwan and Thailand. They found that many Asian cancers could be linked to specific exposures and environmenta
Duke-NUS Medical School professors Teh Bin Tean (far left) and Patrick Tan are part of the team, which also included scientists from Japan, Taiwan and Thailand. They found that many Asian cancers could be linked to specific exposures and environmental agents such as bacteria, viruses and toxins.ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Team from S'pore, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand looked at factors specific to cancers in region

For decades, the battle against cancer was fought largely in the West, with cancer types that plague mainly Asians neglected in research.

But the tide has turned.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'First Asian team to win top cancer research award'. Print Edition | Subscribe