Fighting the Big C

By Lim Chee Han

February 2016 FEATURE
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Tens of thousands in Malaysia die from cancer, and preventing it, diagnosing it and curing it all require the individual to be pro-actively involved.Hopes were high when former US President Richard Nixon first declared war on cancer in 1971 through the signing of the National Cancer Act. However, 45 years later, cancer is still the major cause of death in the world. It is far from being eradicated. The WHO’s 2014 World Cancer Report projects that in the next 20...

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Lim Chee Han

received his PhD in Infection Biology from Hannover Medical School, Germany. He is currently a senior analyst in the economics section at Penang Institute.