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Webinar | Nexia TS Observes World Cancer Day – General Aspects of Cancer

Date:    4 February 2021, Thursday
Time:    4.00 - 5.00pm

In an effort to create a more sustainable and responsible society, Nexia TS pledges its commitment to align and integrate our business practices in the areas of the ten fundamental principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). As a participant of the UNGC, the firm observes international days to mark important aspects of humanity and heighten awareness on issues of concern.

General Aspects of Cancer

The General Aspects of Cancer talk is organized by Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) and it is an educational effort to reach out to members of public on the prevalence of Cancer in Singapore. Cancer is the number 1 killer in Singapore and 1 in 3 Singaporeans dies of cancer. The talk aims to instill awareness and a need for members of public to learn and take charge of one’s own lifestyle choices, diet and health in minimizing their risk to the disease.

The educational talk will cover the following areas:

  • An introduction to Cancer and it’s incidence in Singapore
  • Signs and Symptoms of Cancer
  • Risk Factors
  • Prevention & Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Treatment options for Cancer


About Singapore Cancer Society (www.singaporecancersociety.org.sg)

Established in 1964, Singapore Cancer Society is a self-funded voluntary welfare organisation which provides patient care services to needy cancer patients through its welfare, hospice home care, cancer treatment subsidy and rehabilitation support programmes. In addition, the Society also provides free cancer screening services and promotes cancer awareness and prevention through its public education and community outreach programmes.


Why Do We Mark International Days?

International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool.

Free Admission for Clients/ Business Associates/ Public

CPE Hours

Contact Information
Marcomms Department

4.00 - 4.05pm
4.05 - 4.55pm
General Aspects of Cancer
4.55 - 5.00pm

Speaker Profiles

Dr Hsieh Wen-Son
Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University; Principal Associate at the Cancer Sciences Institute of Singapore of the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Johns Hopkins University

Dr Hsieh Wen-Son (谢文荪医生 ) specialises in the treatment of various types of cancers and is active in developing novel cancer diagnostics and molecularly targeted anti-cancer treatments. With a research interest in molecularly targeted cancer therapies, immunotherapy and molecular diagnostics. He has led a number of international studies involving many centers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, the Philippines, and the United States to examine novel treatments and diagnostic tests for Nasopharyngeal and Hepatocellular carcinoma. He is also currently the Principal Investigator of more than ten active clinical trials investigating novel treatments for a variety of cancers with the aim to develop more effective cancer treatment with less side effects for the future. He has authored over 70 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters and has lectured extensively at regional and international medical and scientific conferences.
Dr Hsieh is also a part-time Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University and a Principal Associate at the Cancer Sciences Institute of Singapore of the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Dr Hsieh studied Philosophy and Psychology at Oxford University on a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Dr Hsieh also completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins University and Duke University. After his medical training, Dr Hsieh became active in patient care, teaching and research as a full-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine.