Prof CC Liew : Ways to cheat Cancer, Heart Disease and soon, other Maladies
Age is no deterrent for Perak-born cardiovascular molecular medicine pioneer Professor Liew Choong Chin who, at 80; is still travelling the continents from his home base in Canada. He speaks to AWANI Review Editor Razak Chik on his pioneering work in harnessing genomics to fight diseases before it takes root, and his vision of turning Penang into a medical hub.
The fight against the twin scourge of cancer and heart disease which relies on its early detection has now established a regional a base in Penang. This endeavour is being given a boost through the state’s association with globally-renown scientist Prof Liew Choong Chin who is an acknowledged expert in the science of disease detection. Now a Canadian, the call of home has been so great for Prof Liew that he has set up GeneNews Diagnostics in Penang; a research...
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Razak Chik is a journalist of long standing beginning with editorial stints in New Straits Times, business reporting with Malaysian Business as well as capital markets coverage with Investors Digest. He seeks to inculcate the practice of ethics, pursuit of truth and fairness in journalism that will form the platform for universal prosperity.