UM to establish new cancer treatment research center

The University of Macau (UM) has announced that it has officially received approval from the Chinese central government to establish a centre for cutting-edge scientific research in precision oncology.

The centre will focus on scientific research in four areas, namely, cancer occurrence and development, tumour microenvironment and immune regulation, cancer metastasis and mechanisms of drug resistance, as well as efficient drug development and personalised cancer medicine.

Chinese authorities plan to establish 30 to 40 cutting-edge scientific research centres at universities across the country, with 14 such centres already established, and with the UM project to become the first in Macau and Hong Kong.