To help combat this debilitating cancer, the Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Society of Malaysia (NPCSM) was established in 2010 to support research on NPC, to promote awareness and knowledge on this disease, and to carry out activities relevant to NPC. Members of NPCSM are mainly scientists and medical doctors who are keen to develop new ways for a better management of NPC. The Society organised the 5th International Symposium on NPC in 2011 and has been organising the NPC Research Day annually to bring together individuals who are interested in NPC research and to provide a platform for establishing linkages among national and international partners.

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On November 11th, 2023, the Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Society of Malaysia (NPCSM) organized "NPC Awareness Day" at the Concourse, Sunway University. The event was held in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Awareness Charity Run, which was organized by Sunway University. The NPC Awareness Day aimed to raise public awareness about NPC, with the theme “Early Detection Saves Lives”. The event was well-received with around 80 participants visiting the NPC Awareness Booth. Attendees participated in fun quizzes and won prizes after learning about NPC through educational posters and information provided by NPCSM members. The highlight of the event was the presence of two ENT specialists, Associate Professor Dr. Liew Yew Toong and Dr. Sakina Ghauth, along with nurse Ms. Siti Nurain Che Aziz, who provided free screening through nasopharyngoendoscopy to around 38 participants. The nasopharyngoscope was kindly sponsored by Evomedic Sdn Bhd. We are extremely grateful for everyone's support and participation in the NPC Awareness activity.

11th NPC Research Day

The society’s pinnacle annual event - the 11th NPC Research Day was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Setia Alam, on the 14th March 2023, co-organized with the Institute of Medical Research (IMR). The meeting was attended by over 70 participants including clinicians, scientists and post-graduate students. Two speakers, Assoc. Prof. Lim Chwee Ming [Singapore] and Dr. Wei Dai [Hong Kong], gave virtual presentations while others presented their talks in-person. It was a fruitful conference covering diverse topics of great interest to the NPC research community, including preclinical models, integrative multi-omics studies, genetic screen to discover new targets, leveraging on natural killer cell therapeutics and machine learning approaches in targeting EBV oncoproteins. For more details, please visit the NPCRD 2023 website: https://npcrd2023.wixsite.com/npcrd2023

NPCSM Webinar Series

To increase public awareness and knowledge on NPC, NPC Society of Malaysia organized a series of free webinars in different languages. ENT surgeons from the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Dr Liew Yew Toong (for English and Chinese) and Prof. Dr. Mohd Zulkiflee bin Abu Bakar (for Malay), were invited to share some basic and important information on this disease. The webinars were jointly organized by the Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine UM, supported by CSSG, SCAN and DBNA.
The recorded talks can be viewed through these links:
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vx3pG-Hrz8&t=162s
Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTL7IxKPh3Y
Malay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn8UXT1WR-A

Gordon Research Conference on NPC

The Gordon Research Conference on NPC is a biannual international conference attended by world renowned researchers in the field of NPC. The event took place from 8th to 13th May 2022, in Spain. The NPC Society of Malaysia (NPCSM) has provided travel allowances to support the attendance of ten members to present their research at this prestigious conference. Among them, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yap Lee Fah, the president of NPCSM was one of the invited speakers at the conference, while three other members were also selected for short talks.