Introduction to Cancer Research Centre (CaRC)

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With the reorganisation of the IMR, the Cancer Research Centre (CaRC) was established on 16 th April 2001 . The CaRC has three Units consisting of the Haematology Unit, Molecular Pathology Unit and the Stomatology Unit

ACHIEVEMENTS

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)