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Prostate Cancer: What is it, Risk Factors, and Treatment Methods

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among older men in Singapore. Globally, it remains a major public health issue, as about one in every six men may be diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to the Global Cancer Statistics 2020, it caused 375,304 deaths among men worldwide of all ages.
  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 3 mins
Medicine

Advancing Multi-Cancer Early Detection using Liquid Biopsy tests

In the realm of cancer detection, early intervention can make a significant difference in saving lives. Liquid biopsy tests represent an additional cancer screening modality to complement conventional screening methods. Dr. Tan Min-Han, a medical oncologist and the Medical Director of Lucence, provides further insights into this development.
  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 5 mins
Medicine

Teaching the Finer Points of Radiation Oncology

In addition to possessing knowledge on advanced radiation therapies, Dr. Michelle Tseng, a radiation oncologist who bears more than 10 years of clinical experience treating cancer, is a believer in honing her expertise through teaching the essential facets of her field.
  • 07 May 2023
  • 4 mins
Medicine

Can Smart Wearables Detect Heart Conditions Such As Atrial Fibrillation (AF)?

Our cardiologist Dr. Kelvin Wong talks about the medical use of wearables for arrhythmia detection and discusses if they will take over conventional screening tools used in clinics.
  • 12 Aug 2022
  • 3 mins
Medicine

Novel Antibody-Based Approaches for Cancer Therapy

We speak to medical oncologist Dr. Hsieh Wen-Son about new antibody-based approaches for cancer therapy today and what makes them highly potent in treating cancer.
  • 18 Jul 2022
  • 3 mins
Medicine

Understanding Limb Salvage Surgery in Bone Tumors

In this article, Dr. Gurpal Singh from Farrer Park Hospital, specializing in Orthopedic Oncology & Joint Replacement (including robotic-assisted) and Sports Surgery, shares his insights on limb salvage surgery for bone tumors and post-operative patient care in cancer patients.
  • 04 Apr 2022
  • 3 mins
Medicine

Seeing What We Don’t See: Dementia A-Eye

We speak to Dr. Santhosh Raj about how we can now obtain imaging biomarkers using visual rating and artificial intelligence (AI) to measure regional brain volumes implicated in dementia.
  • 30 Nov 2021
  • 4 mins
Medicine

Dementia The Rising Tide : Working Well with GP in Patient Care

We speak to Professor Kua Ee Heok about the rising tide of people affected with dementia in Singapore which is a concern as people are living longer as a result of a better healthcare system.
  • 15 Nov 2021
  • 4 mins