Tailoring treatment for cancer patients

From left: PhD student Lim Su Bin from the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering; Professor Lim Chwee Teck, principal investigator of the Mechanobiology Institute; and Dr Khoo Bee Luan, senior postdoctoral associate at the Sing
From left: PhD student Lim Su Bin from the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering; Professor Lim Chwee Teck, principal investigator of the Mechanobiology Institute; and Dr Khoo Bee Luan, senior postdoctoral associate at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, in an NUS laboratory with their research projects. ST PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

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Scientists here are a step closer to developing cancer treatments tailored for individual patients, which are more effective and less time-consuming.

Their dream is for such customised treatments to replace current ones that are delivered largely through trial and error.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2018, with the headline 'Tailoring treatment for cancer patients'. Print Edition | Subscribe