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Pan Jia Wern
Healthcare & Sciences
For improving understanding of how breast cancer affects Asians

Pan Jia Wern

POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST, CANCER RESEARCH MALAYSIA
Location: Malaysia

Pan Jia Wern is using big data to find new ways of treating cancer. Most treatments for the disease are based on the genomic profiles of individual cancers, but the majority of data is harvested from people of European descent. His response has been to create the largest genomic map of Asian breast cancers, uncovering unique features of cancers in Asian women and leading to a greater understanding of how genetic differences affect treatment options.

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A common misconception among scientists abroad is they assume people elsewhere have the same manner of thinking as them. But cultural differences do have a significant impact on how cancer unfolds in people's lives
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