Patrick Tan Co-Leads an Investigation into How Stomach Cancer Develops

Professor Patrick Tan is the co-lead investigator of research focused on the use of genomic technologies to better understand intestinal metaplasia, which is a risk factor for gastric cancer. The study of Tan and his team may help understand why people develop this kind of cancer.

Tan is a professor of Duke-NUS Medical School and the Deputy Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, and a Senior Principal Investigator at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore. According to Tan, their research will help them better predict the potential occurrence and progression of the cancer by mapping out the genetic changes in people who don’t have stomach cancer.