Amazing Malaysian Doctor who made us proud.

There is only a handful of Malaysians who have put our country on the world map with significant breakthroughs in their respective fields because of their outstanding international success. Prof Dr Serena Nik-Zainal was recently awarded the Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Research Prize 2019 together with her colleagues, Dr Paul Calleja and Dr Ignacio Medina for their work on cancer genome interpretation. The team's research led to successful application that allows the mutation in cancer tumours to be analysed using new bioinformatics methods, which subsequently enables new approaches to targeted therapies. The Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Foundation comprises physiologists from the Universities of Bern, Geneva and Zurich. The Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Research Award was first donated in the 1980s by Dr Josef Steiner, a pharmacist from Biel/Bienne in Switzerland. This award is presented for the 21st time in 2019. This is also the first time the award is won by a woman scientist. The award comprising a cash prize of one million Swiss francs (approximately RM4.25 million) is awarded to an excellent project in the field of cancer research. The Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Research Prize was originally known as the ‘Nobel Prize for Cancer Research’. FaveKad congratulates Dr Serena and wishes her all the best for her future researches.

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