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Dato’ Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram

President, National Cancer Society Malaysia

With over 20 years’ experience in cancer control, Dato’ Dr Saunthari Somasundaram advocates for the awareness, prevention, early detection and survivorship of cancer. Within Malaysia, these initiatives are driven through National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) – the nation’s first not-for-profit cancer organisation in its education, care and support programmes.
Dato’ Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram studied medicine in Dublin, Ireland, and has an MBA from the University of Bath.
The accumulation of clinical, educational, operations and counselling skills, as well as the differing experiences, has provided her a comprehensive picture of the benefits, challenges, needs and gaps of cancer control in ASEAN.