CSI Singapore co-hosts premier haematology event

More than 600 medical professionals and academics from 20 countries attended the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) 2014 Highlights of ASH (HOA) in Asia programme from 29 to 30 March. Held in Singapore for the second time, the meeting was co-organised and supported by ASH and NUS’ Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore). Its

Congratulations to winners at the YLLSoM 4th Annual Graduate Scientific Congress 2014!

Heartiest congratulations to 5 of our PhD students on their achievements at the annual Graduate Scientific Congress 2014! Held on 11 March 2014 and organised by the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the congress offers graduate students a fantastic opportunity to exhibit their exciting research to nearly 400 participants comprising of fellow peers, academic

CD44v8-10 is a cancer-specific marker for gastric cancer stem cells (Cancer Research, Mar 2014)

The surface marker CD44 has been identified as one of several markers associated with cancer stem cells (CSCs) in solid tumors but its ubiquitous expression in many cell types including hematopoietic cells has hindered its use in targeting CSCs. In this study, 28 paired primary tumor and adjacent non-tumor gastric tissue samples were analyzed for

Prestigious STaR Award for translational research awarded to two CSI PIs

One of Singapore’s top scientific research honour, the Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Award, has recently been conferred to two of the Institute’s Principal Investigators. Awardees of this prestigious award are internationally-renowned institute Director Prof Daniel Tenen, and Senior Principal Investigator, Prof Toshio Suda. The STaR award is an initiative by the Ministry of Health’s National