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To become the leading association in cancer research in Southeast Asia


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. 

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.


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.


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!