IFOM Chit Fang Cheok Lab

Chit Fang Cheok Lab

Chit Fang Cheok

Chit Fang Cheok, a Singaporean scientist, is the head of IFOM's Joint Research Lab with p53 Research Lab, A*STAR, (Agency for Science Technology and Research) in Singapore. Her research focuses on exploring various therapeutic strategies that exploit the defects in DNA repair in cancer cells. read more

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New Molecular Targets for Anticancer Therapies

Our group's research is focused on exploring therapeutic strategies that exploits the defects in DNA repair in cancer cells. The concept of targeted therapy and personalized medicine is fast becoming important in the light of reports of tumor/patient subtypes that respond differentially to the same therapeutic treatment. read more

Laboratory location: Singapore

Recent publications

  • Kumar R, Cheok CF.
    RIF1: a novel regulatory factor for DNA replication and DNA damage response signaling.
    DNA Repair (Amst). 2014 Mar;15:54-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2013.12.004. Epub 2014 Jan 22.
  • Cheok CF, Lane DP.
    Seeking synergy in p53 transcriptional activation for cancer therapy.
    Discov Med. 2012 Oct;14(77):263-71.
  • Cheok CF.
    Protecting normal cells from the cytotoxicity of chemotherapy.
    Cell Cycle. 2012 Jun 15;11(12):2227-8. doi: 10.4161/cc.20961. Epub 2012 Jun 15.

Group members

Postdoc fellow
Dr Ramesh Kumar
Dr Rohit Surana
PhD students
Luis Coronel
Obed Akwasi Aning
Research Officer
Ms Constance Yeo

(update: Jan 2016)

In the press

Nuove armi anti obesità grazie al guardiano del genoma
Ansa Scienza e Tecnica
2012.10.26
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