Introduction to Cancer Research Centre (CaRC)

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The Cancer Research Centre (CaRC) was established on 16 th April 2001. CaRC has four Units consisting of the Haematology Unit,  Stomatology Unit, Molecular Pathology Unit and Biobank Unit. In line with the National Strategic Plan for Cancer Control Programme (2016-2025) of the Ministry of Healthy Malaysia, the Cancer Research Centre (CaRC) carries out research to improve prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancers. 


Cancer intervention

  • Advanced molecular cytogenetics for diagnosis and prognostication in leukaemia
  • Real time PCR for monitoring treatment and detection of minimal residual disease in leukaemia

Cancer Diagnosis

  • Molecular detection for multiple infections of Human Papilloma Virus (able to detect HPV 16 and HPV 18 in a single test)

Cancer Prevention

  • Use of specific mutation pre-symptomatic test for detecting familial adenomatous polyposis coli (Restriction Enzyme assay to confirm presence of mutant sequence)

Cancer Biobanking

  • Biobanking of various tissue from cancers of national interest (breast, colorectal, nasopharyngeal, etc.) for future research