| James Kon |
PENGIRAN Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences (PAPRSB IHS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) yesterday received a financial boost to help fund its breast cancer research.
Yesterday it received a cheque worth $8,807 from HGKK LHS Company and Laneige Brunei Darussalam.
Present to receive the cheque from Lim Hong Seng, Director of HGKK LHS Company and the manager of Laneige Brunei Darussalam, Patricia Li was Dayang Rozita Hj Tamin, Deputy Dean (Administration) of PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences and Dr Mas Rinawati Hj Abdul Hamid, Principal Investigator of the breast cancer research.
The contribution comes from proceeds of the pink ribbon T-shirt sales organised in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign held from October 15 to 19 at The Mall, Gadong.
One of the research projects’ is to determine the contribution of genetics in breast cancer in Brunei.
By searching for mutations in two predisposing breast cancer genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2, researchers at the institute hope to establish that genetics is a risk factor for breast cancer in Brunei.