$4.5m tissue bank set up for colorectal cancer research

$4.5m tissue bank set up for colorectal cancer research

SINGAPORE - Research into colorectal cancer is set to get a boost with a new tissue bank set up here to collect samples from such patients.

The $4.5 million initiative was struck between the newly set-up Fortis Colorectal Hospital (FCH) and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star).

This first-of-its-kind tissue bank, called Fortis-IBN TissueBank (FIT), will store and maintain samples from FCH patients. FIT will focus on expanding the epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Singapore and Asia to develop new approaches that can improve diagnosis and treatment, said a media release.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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