February 25, 2022
Platform Lead, Cancer Clinical Trials and IMUs, Singapore Translational Cancer Consortium;
Deputy Director, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore;
Deputy Director, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (Research);
Senior Consultant, Department of Hematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore;
Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore;
Group Chief, Physician Leadership and Organisation Development Office, National University Health System, Singapore
Professor Goh Boon Cher received his undergraduate medical education at the National University of Singapore, and joined the Department of Hematology-Oncology, NUH where he completed fellowship in medical oncology, and completed a National Medical Research Council fellowship in clinical pharmacology and phase I clinical trials at the University of Chicago. Professor Goh has established himself as a leading clinician scientist in clinical pharmacology and cancer drug development, and currently serves on several institutional and national research portfolios. He has contributed much to the development of a clinical trial research infrastructure at the NCIS, one of the largest clinical research groups in Singapore, and chaired the Cancer Therapeutics Research Group, an Asia Pacific cancer research group. As a clinician, Professor Goh is well established in the fields of head and neck/lung cancer. As a senior clinician and scientist, he has mentored many clinical oncology and pharmacology fellows, and has been awarded senior clinician scientist from the Biomedical Research Council and the National Medical Research Council since 2005. In addition, he has been competitive in being awarded research grants as principal investigator of both individual project grants and infrastructure grants. Beyond cancer therapeutics, he is also widely published in pharmacogenetics, studying how human genetics affect drug response. Internationally, as a key opinion leader, he has served on advisory boards of several pharmaceutical companies advising on drug development of very novel drugs, and has served on editorial boards of important journals like the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Annals of Oncology. As a responsible member of clinical research, he has also espoused principles of ethics, and served for several terms as Chairman of the Domain Specific Research Board.
Singapore Translational Cancer Consortium (STCC) has signed its first cross-border partnership with the Australian Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) to foster collaborations in translational oncology research. As part of the partnership agreement, STCC and VCB will share its oncology specimen databases, allowing researchers to access a wider array of tissue samples for cancer research. Both organisations will also share tissue banking best practices, and establish outreach programmes to advance clinical research collaborations between the two countries.
SINGAPORE - The development of mRNA-based cancer vaccines in Singapore is being funded by the Ministry of Health (MOH), as part of its support for “competitive cancer research projects” here, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary.
SINGAPORE – MiRXES Pte Ltd, a Singapore-headquartered biotechnology company, whose mission is to save and improve lives through early, actionable, and personalized diagnoses with its innovative RNA-powered cancer early detection solutions, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that launched Project CADENCE (CAncer Detected Early caN be CurEd).