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HARNESSING RESEARCH DISCOVERIES TO REVOLUTIONIZE CANCER CARE
ROS Registration Number: PPM-005-10-18102017

Vision

To become the leading association in cancer research in Southeast Asia

Mission

To foster cancer research in Malaysia, as well as to promote the dissemination of latest research discoveries among scientists, health care professionals and related stakeholders.

Recent News

Now, researchers have used single-cell RNA-seq to characterize the immune composition of an undifferentiated pleiomorphic sarcoma mouse model. They discovered that soft-tissue sarcomas produce a protein that switches immune cells from tumor-attacking to tumor-promoting. The study could lead to improved treatments for soft-tissue sarcomas. Click here to read more!

Graphical abstract, Tessaro et. al.

Please check out the newly-appointed office-bearers here

Click here to watch the recorded Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony.

Today, on International Women’s Day, FMT takes a historical look at some of the region’s most significant female scientists and trailblazers, click here to know more. 

2nd MACR International Scientific Conference 2022 [Second Announcement]

2nd announcement is out!

Dear YBhg Tan Sri/ Datuk/ Dato’/ Professor/ Assoc. Prof./ Dr./ Sir/ Madam,

Greetings!

We are pleased to inform you that Malaysian Association for Cancer Research (MACR), in partnership with the Malaysian Oncological Society and local public and private Universities, is organising the 2nd MACR International Scientific Conference (2nd MSC) with details below:

Theme: Next Generation Cancer Therapeutics – Where are We Heading?

Date: 7 & 8 December 2022 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Venue: MAHSA University, Bandar Saujana Putra Campus, Jenjarom, Selangor, Malaysia.

MSC aims to provide a major convening platform for cancer research communities based locally and abroad. This two-day physical conference is expected to open up avenues for meaningful collaboration at the regional and global levels to promote cancer drug discovery and development through integrative research. The various topics that will be covered by this conference include but are not limited to:

– Novel cancer drug target identification;

– New cancer drug discoveries

– Translational cancer medicine;

– Clinical trials of new cancer drugs

– Diagnostic and prognostic values of new cancer markers

– Cancer prevention

– Precision oncology

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to extend our warmest invitation for you to participate in our conference. MMA, MPS, and MMC CPD points will be awarded. Attractive prizes are also offered to the most outstanding oral and poster presentations given during 2nd MSC.

Registration is open now! Both abstract submission and early bird registration will be closing on 30th September 2022. For more information, please refer to our attached flyer, visit our website at https://lnkd.in/eGHcx8Mi or contact us via email 2ndmsc.orgcomm@macr-cancer.org.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in person during the conference.

Best regards,

For and on behalf of the Organizing Committee of

MACR International Scientific Conference (2nd MSC)

Conference Co-chairs

Dr. Audrey Yong Chee Hui, MAHSA University

Dr. Chua Eng Wee, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Malaysian Association for Cancer Research (MACR), Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor 43300 Malaysia

2nd MACR International Scientific Conference 2022 [First Announcement]

Greetings!

We are pleased to inform you that Malaysian Association for Cancer Research (MACR), in partnership with the Malaysian Oncological Society and local public and private Universities, is organising the 2nd MACR International Scientific Conference (2nd MSC) with details below:

 

  • Theme: Next Generation Cancer Therapeutics – Where are We Heading?
  • Date: 7 & 8 December 2022 (Wednesday & Thursday)
  • Venue: MAHSA University, Bandar Saujana Putra Campus, Jenjarom, Selangor, Malaysia.

 

MSC aims to provide a major convening platform for cancer research communities based locally and abroad. This two-day physical conference is expected to open up avenues for meaningful collaboration at the regional and global levels to promote cancer drug discovery and development through integrative research. The various topics that will be covered by this conference include but are not limited to: 

  • Novel cancer drug target identification; 
  • New cancer drug discoveries 
  • Translational cancer medicine;  
  • Clinical trials of new cancer drugs  
  • Diagnostic and prognostic values of new cancer markers 
  • Cancer prevention  

 

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to extend our warmest invitation for you to participate in our conference. MMA, MPS, and MMC CPD points will be awarded. Attractive prizes are also offered to the most outstanding oral and poster presentations given during 2nd MSC.

Registration is open now! Both abstract submission and early bird registration will be closing on 30th September 2022. For more information, please refer to our attached flyer, visit our website at https://2ndmsc.macr-cancer.org/ or contact us via email 2ndmsc.orgcomm@macr-cancer.org.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in person during the conference!

 

MACR Essay Competition Award Ceremony 

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

On behalf of the organizing committee for the MACR Essay Writing Competition, I’d like to invite you to the Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony which will be held:

Date                          : 14 August 2021 (Saturday)
Time                         : 3.30 – 4.30 pm
Registration link    : https://bit.ly/3ioWEpT

We will announce the winners for all the categories and the Judges will also share their thoughts on the essays that won their hearts!

We look forward to having you grace this ceremony. Do come!

International Conference of Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine 2021 (ICDDTM’21)

Building upon the success of the inaugural International Conference of Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine (ICDDTM’18), which had attracted delegates from local and abroad, MACR and its collaborators will once again join hands in organising the 2nd ICDDTM’21 from 7th – 9th December 2021.

The conference will feature its plenary and invited talks based on four major areas:

  •  Cancer
  • Microbiome therapy
  • Mental health/neurodegeneration
  • Stem cell therapy
  • and one special topic on COVID-19.

 

A total of 6 conference tracks have been identified for oral and poster presentations:

  • Cancer
  • Cell therapy
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Mental health/neurodegeneration
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Miscellaneous

Click to get more information on the conference!

EssayCompetition by MACR

Malaysian Association for Cancer Research is organising an essay competition on: “How to Propel Cancer Research in Malaysia to a Greater Level?”. This competition is open to general public, secondary schools, post-secondary schools, higher learning institutional students and faculty members. The winning essays will be published on MACR website and facebook page. Winners will be awarded a certificate as well as cash prizes.

The final deadline for submission is extended until 14th May 2021

For more information, please do not hesitate to email us at macr.essaycompetition@gmail.com

We can’t wait to hear your thoughts! 

*DISCLAIMER: Judges’ decision is final and irrevocable.

Announcement

Thank you very much for your interest in our webinar. Unfortunately the webinar is now closed for registration due to the overwhelming response. We are trying our best to accommodate more participants and may reopen the registration later. Should you have further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via icddtm20.scientific@macr-cancer.org
We sincerely apologise for all inconvenience caused. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Announcement

In view of the global threat brought about by the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone ICDDTM’20 until further notice. The decision to postpone our event was based on careful considerations of the significant effects that the current pandemic may have on both health and safety of our conference speakers and delegates.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. It is our hope that you will continue to support us when we announce a new date of our event as soon as the current situation improves and the threat of COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

World Cancer Research Day

MACR lifetime member, Dr Nur Syamimi Ariffun got featured in EACR magazine in conjunction with World Cancer Research Day!

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