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25% of cancers diagnosed in Singapore are rare cancers – and young people are more likely to have them

Doctors do not fully understand why rare cancers tend to inflict teens and young adults, but it is likely a combination of both complex genetic and environmental factors, Dr Chan from NCCS says.

Scientists in Singapore could soon develop method to stop cancer cells from evolving and becoming drug-resistant

“The cancer cells behave like chameleons, altering their gene expression and cell behaviour to overcome drug treatment," a researcher said.