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50 Years of the Singapore Cancer Registry

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Cancer Registry, a commemorative monograph has been published dedicated to the founder of the registry, the late Emeritus Professor Kanagaratnam Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s “Father of Pathology”. IARC Director Dr Elisabete Weiderpass attended the event to commemorate 50 years of the registry, held at the Singapore Ministry of Health on 25 November 2019.

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Singapore’s “Father of Pathology”, Emeritus Professor K. Shanmugaratnam, who founded the Singapore Cancer Registry in 1968. Photo courtesy of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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Professor Chia Kee Seng holding the first two monographs by the Singapore Cancer Registry.

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From left: Professor Tan Puay Hoon, Chairman, Division of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital; Associate Professor Ivy Sng, Visiting Consultant, Singapore General Hospital; Professor Lee Hin Peng, Emeritus Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, Ministry of Health, Singapore; Professor Chia Kee Seng, Founding Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; Dr Foo Ling Li, Deputy Director, National Registry of Diseases Office, Health Promotion Board; and Dr Elisabete Weiderpass, IARC Director.

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