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EDITOR'S LETTER
Rare diseases are more common than you think. Some of these are genetic-related such as haemophilia, Pompe disease, and muscular dystrophy, to name a few. Early intervention is important for rare disease patients but sadly, many affected are still facing the difficulty of getting accurate diagnosis timely. Yet, only 5% of 7,000 rare diseases have treatment approved by FDA.

Shire is one of the companies in Asia Pacific that provides therapies for patients with rare and threatening diseases, supporting campaigns to improve diagnosis on rare diseases and developing disease awareness and diagnosis programmes with patient organizations. The company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing site for its haematological pipelines in Singapore. On the other hand, ASEAN+ Rare Disease Network has been set up by several rare disease patient groups in ASEAN countries and Hong Kong. You can learn more about these stories in the Features section.

In Spotlights, this issue features Professor Jackie Y. Ying, the Executive Director at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore; and Dr Tran Thanh Huong, who shared with us some efforts on cancer control and care carried out in Vietnam. APBN also exclusively interviewed three of the young TR Innovators under 35, gaining more understanding on their bright ideas and innovations.

We hope you learn something new and have a great time reading our magazine.

Thank you.


Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
APBN Editor
You can reach me at jwloh@wspc.com

 

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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