02 Mar '11, 4pm

Joint cancer research lab launched

SINGAPORE - The Italian FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) and the Agency for Science and Technology of Singapore (A*STAR) have launched a joint research laboratory for cancer research in Singapore. The lab will focus on new targeted therapies against cancer. Milan-based IFOM said it strongly believes the future of cancer research depends on the establishment of international cooperative agreements to achieve the necessary synergies and benefits resulting from shared technologies, human resources and cross-fertilisation of ideas. The lab will be led by Dr Cheok Chit Fang, a Singaporean scientist and A*STAR scholar. The facility is the first fruit from a broad Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2009 aimed at establishing synergies between A*STAR and three Italian research institutes. This story is only available online.

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