I am part of a dynamic team of researchers and clinicians from SGH, Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS who have identified and patented a new small molecule that can grow blood stem cells from umbilical cord blood. This technology has created a new source of stem cells for adult transplantation. The next step for us is to embark on further studies and trials to see how best to incorporate the technology as a part of routine clinical practice to benefit patients.
Research Officer, Department of Haematology,
Singapore General Hospital
Taking place every year on 28 May, World Blood Cancer Day is an international day to raise awareness of blood cancer. The awareness symbol - a red ampersand - conveys that you & I are united in the fight against blood cancer.