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Edition 2019 Vol. 6     View Web Version


Facing the prospect of cancer alters a person’s life forever. “Being the one to share this diagnosis has altered the course of my life forever,” says Dr Joseph Ng, Senior Consultant, Division of Gynaecologic Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.

When mortality stares you in the face, a whirlwind of emotions washes over. Fear and anxiety are intense feelings, especially when patients face an unsettling medical diagnosis like cancer. Working in this field, I see it every day. I have been practising oncology for over three decades and, for me, the ability to connect with my patients is key to being a good physician. With each passing year and each new patient, I pause to reflect on how I communicate, and if I am heard and understood correctly. Because what matters is how my patients feel.

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The Rising Power of Diagnostics

In the global war against cancer, diagnostics will be the most important weapon we have.

Making the Diagnosis for Cancer Care

Laboratory leaders across Asia Pacific discuss the growing role of pathology as advances in precision medicine bring more life-saving therapies to cancer patients.

Making Every Woman Count

With cervical cancer becoming one of the most preventable cancers today, healthcare leaders across Asia discuss the ways to finally defeat this common yet deadly disease.

The Face of Hope

Cancer survivor and medical social worker, Kaori Osawa shares how she encourages patients and offers them hope through their journeys.

Reshaping Oncology with Digital Solutions

Dia:gram explores innovative new digital solutions to help healthcare providers improve cancer care in the war against cancer.

Winning Against Cancer

With the rising incidence of cancer in Asia, Dia:gram explores the different strategies countries are adopting to combat this challenge.

Improving the Healthcare Ecosystem: Myanmar's Journey

The threat of cancer rising in Myanmar. Dr Aung Naing Soe shares how the City Cancer Challenge Foundation (C/Can) is providing greater access to sustainable cancer care and treatment.