Organisations supporting War-on-Cancer (Alphabetical Listing)
This alphabetical listing of organisations supporting War-on-Cancer Malaysia is not exhaustive, and more will be added over time.
Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia
• To advance the art and science of medicine to benefit mankind
• To promote and maintain standards in family/ general practice
• To provide continuing medical education for family physicians/ general practitioners
• To assist in research for the advancement of family medicine
• To promote and endow scholarship and assistance for academic excellence in family medicine
• To publish newsletier and journals for both members and non-members
• To associate with other medical associations for mutual progress
• To provide a centre for reference and development of family medicine
Breast Cancer Foundation
We create awareness around breast cancer, and empower and support people affected by it.
Formerly known as Pride Foundation, the Breast Cancer Foundation has been proud to be at the forefront of breast cancer awareness, empowerment and support programmes.
In the last 12 years, the Breast Cancer Foundation has run numerous awareness campaigns together with the public sector and private sector
It has also run empowerment programmes for breast cancer survivors who are living their lives to the fullest after beating the disease. It has also contributed to breast cancer patients directly through monetary support such as through our Breast Cancer Foundation Patient Fund.
Cancer Research Malaysia
Cancer Research Malaysia is the only non-profit organisation in the country dedicated to the research of cancers that commonly affect Malaysians and Asians. We aim to create a future free of the fear of cancer, by conducting research to find better ways of preventing and curing cancer. We have developed a vaccine for oral and nasopharyngeal cancer, two cancers that are common in Asia. We are enabling precision medicine in Asians, by working on Asians cancers and on Asian genetics. We work with partners to ensure that lives are not lost to cancer because of inaction.
Cancer Resource and Education Center (CaRE)
CaRE is a one of Center of Excellence in UPM, providing education, awareness, resources, support, survivor empowerment and early cancer screening service related to cancer as well as community health.
Established with a mission to enable cancer patients to obtain better Quality of Life through employment and business opportunities.
Centre For Research In Biotechnology For Agriculture (CEBAR)
The Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR) is a Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Malaya whose mission is to develop and disseminate scientific knowledge in biotechnological research for the benefit of the society. CEBAR pursues multidisciplinary research leveraging Malaysia’s mega biodiversity to support a sustainable agricultural bioeconomy.
“Science is our passion”
We are passionate about science, always looking for ways to share it with communities. It is this passion that drives us to collaborate, develop, and communicate with impact.
Together we fight Cancer! save lives, celebrate lives & lead the fight for a world without cancer ;)
College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Hepatitis Free Malaysia
Hepatitis Free Malaysia (HFP), registered with the Registrar of Societies Malaysia in April 2017, is an NGO that provides a unified platform dedicated to raising awareness about hepatitis and liver cancer, whilst driving action to influence real change to reduce the viral hepatitis and liver cancer burden. HFM aims to empower and inspire everyone, as individuals and collectively, to take action to support Hepatitis B and C screening and linked them to care.
Hospis Malaysia is a leading organisation for palliative care in Malaysia. In line with its focus on advocating for greater accessibility to palliative care in the country, it strives to strengthen its lead position in education and training in palliative care while offering the highest possible quality of palliative care to patients in the Klang Valley. The organization is committed to advancing palliative care programmes and research with the aim of ensuring that palliative care which is already part of the WHO definition of ‘Universal Health Care’ becomes fully integrated into the country’s healthcare system.
Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
1. Conduct research with emphasis on major types of cancers in Malaysia
2. Conduct new and high-quality research through the application of scientific knowledge and use of high-tech equipment to improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients in Malaysia.
3. Establish close linkages with local and foreign researchers
4. Conduct training on the diagnosis of cancers to improve the skills of relevant staff of the Ministry of Health Malaysia
5. Provide accurate, rapid and efficient specialized diagnostic services for cancer patients
6. Provide consultancy services to government and private health centers on the diagnosis of cancer-related illnesses
Kinabalu Pink Ribbon (Persatuan Kanser Payudara Kinabalu)
Registered as an NGO in 2010 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, the aims and objectives of KPR are:
- Provide support and assistance to women who have commence on their breast cancer journey;
- Promote the importance of early detection;
- Raise public awareness about breast cancer;
- Educate and advocate to bring about an improved quality of life after cancer.
MAHSA Be More
MAKNA (National Cancer Council or Majlis Kanser Nasional)
MAKNA (National Cancer Council or Majlis Kanser Nasional) is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded by Dato’ Mohd Farid Ariffin. Inspired by his own son’s fight and struggles with cancer, MAKNA was born in 1994 and was officially launched in 1995. In providing comprehensive, multi-faceted services, MAKNA prides itself as a homegrown organisation that continues to play an important part helping cancer patients, regardless of background, race, creed, colour and station. For more information, visit our website: http://www.makna.org.my.
Malaysian Association for Cancer Research (MACR)
MACR exists to foster cancer research in Malaysia, as well as to provide a platform in promoting the dissemination of latest research discoveries among scientists, health care professionals and related stakeholders. We aim to become the leading association in cancer research in Southeast Asia in the future.
Malaysian Oncological Society
Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (MSMBB)
MSMBB is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1988, with the following objectives:
(1) to promote communication among scientists in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology in Malaysia,
(2) to contribute to the advancement of molecular biology and biotechnology,
(3) to promote collaboration with other related organizations in the areas of research, education, training and publications.
To achieve the objectives, MSMBB organizes scientific meeting, seminars, lecture series, and workshops. These events target participation from diverse background and are usually organised in collaboration with academic and research institutions. The MSMBB is proud to be a part of the WonC initiative in our ongoing fight against cancer.
Malaysian Vaccines & Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd (MVP)
MVP, “the Sole Veterinary Vaccines Manufacturer in Malaysia” produces MyVAC brand of quality Live and Inactivated vaccines that are safe and effective for protections against commercially debilitating diseases such as Newcastle Disease (ND), Infectious Bronchitis (IB), Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD/Gumboro), Fowl Pox (FP), Egg-Drop Syndrome (EDS), Fowl Cholera (FC) and Classical Swine Fever (CSF/Hog Cholera).
The vaccines are produced in accordance with Department of Veterinary Services’ “Good Manufacturing Practice” (GMP) certified facilities that strictly requires stringent standards of safety, quality and efficacy. MyVAC products are currently available in all ASEAN, Middle East and West African countries. MVP also provides commercial diagnostic services through MyLAB Diagnostic Centre that follows the procedures and criteria for “Good Laboratory Practices” (GLP).
Max Family Society Malaysia
Max Family Society Malaysia (Max Family) is a registered patient support group for blood and rare cancers.
We believe cancer treatment involves more than routine medical care. Through our multifaceted support, we embrace each individual in the community to ensure cancer journey is never a lonely path.
It was started by 10 courageous Chronic Myeloid Leukemia patients and caregivers in 2006 with the support of The Max Foundation.
Today Max Family is empowered by cancer patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and volunteers.
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Society Of Malaysia
The Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Society of Malaysia was set up with the following objectives:
(a) To coordinate, facilitate and support research on nasopharyngeal carcinoma
(b) To promote awareness and knowledge on nasopharyngeal carcinoma
(c) To organize local, regional and international meetings relevant to nasopharyngeal carcinoma
(d) To maintain liaison with other National and International organizations and professional bodies involved in work relevant to nasopharyngeal carcinoma
(e) To carry out any other activities relevant to nasopharyngeal carcinoma
National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM)
For 50 years, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) has empowered Malaysians in preventing, detecting, and overcoming cancer. Founded in 1966, NCSM is the first not-for-profit cancer organisation in Malaysia that provides education, care and support services for people affected by cancer.
Its five centres include the Cancer and Health Screening Clinic, Nuclear Medicine Centre, Resource and Wellness Centre, Quit Smoking Clinic, and the Children’s Home of Hope. It also has six branches in the following states: Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Perak, Penang, and Sarawak.
NCSM is also the proud host of the World Cancer Congress 2018, held from 1 to 4 October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Nilai Medical Centre
Nilai Medical Centre (NMC) first started in 1999 as Nilai Cancer Institute (NCI) with the aim to provide affordable, optimal & holistic care to all cancer patients.
NCI Oncology, a unit of NMC, is a one stop cancer center which provides comprehensive treatment for cancer and its management in entirety. The services range from screening, diagnostic, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy to radio-iodine therapy. We also provide palliative care to terminally ill cancer patients.
NCI Oncology together with cancer survivors recently formed the cancer support group called Negeri Sembilan Oncology Patient Support Group (NSOPSG).
Oral Cancer Research & Coordinating Centre (OCRCC), Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya
Our main aim is to carry out research on oral cancer, and to coordinate oral cancer research in Malaysia such that there is no overlap and wastage of resources. Our niche area is the early detection of oral cancer and holistic management of oral patients’ well-being. Research is being carried out/planned by our researchers and collaborators on various aspects such as epidemiology, molecular biology, diagnostic tools, novel therapeutics/drug discoveries, health-related quality of life and oral cancer patient supportive care.
In acknowledging that oral cancer results in different degrees of debilitation and handicap in its sufferer’s quality of life in terms of loss of function, physical fatigue and psychosocial issues such a reduced body image, anxiety, depression and isolation, OCRCC initiated a Support Care Program in November 2017 for post-operative oral cancer patients, survivors and care-givers. This program aims to engage and empower the community of oral cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers, offering life-long support in terms of transfer of relevant knowledge and coping skills in order to enhance their quality of life.
Persatuan Biokimia & Biologi Molekul Malaysia (Malaysian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
The MSBMB is the recognised National body associated with IUBMB and FAOBMB that aims to advance knowledge and education in matters related to biochemistry & molecular biology through meaningful events and partnerships.
The MSBMB is proud to be a part of the WonC initiative in our ongoing fight against cancer.
Persatuan Kanser Network Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (KanWork)
• Provide support to cancer patient, survivor and family.
• Provide education and disseminate information about cancer to patient, survivors and family.
• Create awareness on cancer
• Promote a healthy lifestyle
Pink Ribbon Wellness (L) Foundation
Pink Ribbon Wellness (L) Foundation was registered on 28 Feb 2012 as a Labuan Charitable Foundation under the Labuan Foundation Act 2010.
The Foundation hopes to fight breast cancer by empowering all women with sufficient knowledge and education on breast healthcare, advocating preventive measures, encouraging regular screening for early detection of cancer and providing supportive care for cancer survivors.
Prostate Cancer Society Malaysia (PCSM)
a) To Create Awareness about Prostate Cancer.
b) To Provide Advice and Emotional support to Cancer Patient and Caregivers.
c) To establish Co-Operation between experts in Urology, Oncology and other related specialization to manage and provide Comprehensive care for Prostate Cancer Patients.
d) To collect funds for Prostate Cancer Research in Malaysia.
e) To collect funds for Prostate Cancer Patients who not able to afford treatment expenses.
Research, Education and Care Centre for Haematology, Hospital Pengajar University Putra Malaysia
Vision: To become centre of haematology of international repute.
Mission: To make meaningful building of haematology course through exploration and dissemination of knowledge.
1. Enhancing the quality in haematology services.
2. Boosting in industry and community networking in haematology services.
3. Strengthening UPM as a research, educational and care centre for haematology.
4. Enhancing in the quality of governance in research, educationanl and care.
5. Creating value through strong sustainable RDCE (Research Development and Community Engagement) in haematology.
Third World Network (TWN)
TWN is a Malaysia-based non-profit international research and advocacy organisation. TWN’s objectives are to deepen the understanding of the development dilemmas and challenges facing developing countries and to contribute to policy changes in pursuit of just, equitable and ecologically sustainable development. Public health, in particular access to affordable medicines, is a priority issue for TWN.
UCSI is Malaysia’s top private university, one of Malaysia’s top 10 and the World’s top 500. A comprehensive university, its courses are accredited with MQA and professional/regulatory bodies internationally. Harvard, Imperial College, Chicago, Tsinghua, Melbourne, and Queensland Universities and Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh undertake specific programmes with it as do 4000 companies, enriching our student experience tremendously. UCSI provides over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses for its over 10,000 students from over 110 countries in diverse fields such as medicine, pharmacy, engineering, IT, applied sciences, business, architecture, social sciences, music, hospitality, and creative arts. With this diverse background, UCSI supports the War-on-Cancer unreservedly.
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is a holistic campus, one where knowledge is dispensed to the highest degree and where students are exposed to a diversity of activities to stimulate their thinking, agility and character building beyond the classroom.
UPM enjoys the distinction of being one of five research universities in Malaysia, a status that the university carries with honour and pride. While its forte is agriculture, understandably because of its proud history as a pioneering agriculture school established in 1931, UPM is today a multi-disciplinary institution of higher learning and an outstanding research hub, attracting researchers, scientists and scholars from all over the world.
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Universiti Teknologi MARA or UiTM is a public university based primarily in Selangor, Malaysia. The university comprises one central campus, 13 autonomous state campuses, and 21 satellite campuses. UiTM is a self-described "research-intensive entrepreneurial university" and considered by the QS World University Rankings to have very high research activity.
UiTM aim to be a leading research-intensive university that will actively contribute to the generation and dissemination of new knowledge, specifically in the enhancement of the quality of life.
University of Nottingham - Malaysia
Researchers at the Malaysia campus are working with Breast
Cancer Malaysia to develop a new mathematical computer model
to predict the risk of breast cancer specifically in Malaysian and
Singaporean woman because most current predictions for breast
cancer risk in women are based on genetic models of Western
This model could be used to identify those most at risk and
encourage regular screening, which would mean earlier diagnosis
The War on Cancer is an advocacy campaign to raise awareness on
cancer because early detection seem to be the best way to fight
UPM-MAKNA Cancer Research Laboratory, Institute of Bioscience, UPM
The UPM - MAKNA Cancer Research Laboratory (CANRES) was established in 2005 as a joint collaboration between the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Majlis Kanser Nasional (MAKNA) in pursuit of enhancing cancer treatment. The main objective of CANRES is to coordinate, integrate and centralize all cancer research in UPM towards developing, expanding and commercializing the research outcomes in one focus and strategic management.
Research at CANRES focuses on the development of anticancer agents by using biodiversity that is availabale in Malaysia, the application of immunotherapeutics and stem cells in cancer therapy. CANRES also focuses on research applying new molecular technologies in the identification of genetics alterations of cancer in Malaysia.
Our researchers come from various fields including genetics, biochemistry, histology, pathology and cell biology. Since its establishment, CANRES researchers have won numerous awards and some findings have been succesfully patented. Some of these products are currently in pre-clinical testing as has been shown to be effective in killing cancer cells.
The involvement of CANRES in cancer research directly contributes to the effort in providing information, prevention and current treatments in the fight against cancer in Malaysia. In order to achieve this, CANRES researchers are ready to collaborate with both the public and private sectors in the hopes to maximize the research outcomes for the common good.