Cancer Biology Programme
The Department of Anatomy has a vibrant Cancer Biology Research Programme, which seeks to advance basic understanding of carcinogenesis and cancer progression, with the goal of translating basic science discoveries into the clinics. The Programme focuses on three main themes:
The researchers use in vitro and in vivo model systems as well as tissues from cancer patients for their work. The research is centred on common cancers in Singapore such as breast cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, gastric cancer and prostate cancer. They also adopt a host of experimental and interdisciplinary approaches ranging from molecular genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, quantitative proteomics, computational biology and different imaging modalities for their research.
There is active collaboration with the Cancer Science Institute, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratories, National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Nanyang Technological University, as well as overseas collaborative networks with Hong Kong University, RIKEN Institute (Japan), Imperial College (London), Münster University Hospital (Germany), New York University, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Baylor University Medical Center.