Mapping breast cancer research in Malaysia: a scientometric analysis

Tengku Muhammad Hanis, and Juhara Haron, and Wan Faiziah Wan Abdul Rahman, and Wan Nor Arifin, and Nur Intan Raihana Ruhaiyem, and Rosni Abdullah, and Kamarul Imran Musa, (2022) Mapping breast cancer research in Malaysia: a scientometric analysis. Medicine & Health, 17 (2). pp. 158-168. ISSN 2289-5728


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The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of breast cancer researches in Malaysia. Besides, this study aimed to identify the trends of breast cancer research in Malaysia. This study retrieved 343 related publications from the Scopus database. After removing one duplicated publication and another two publications that did not meet the study criteria, the remaining 340 publications were analysed using a bibliometric analysis and trending keywords analysis. This study found that the annual growth rate of publications was 7.4%. The majority of the publications were research articles and multi-author. The most productive author was Yip CH with 69 publications, and the University of Malaya was the top institution in Malaysia related to this research area. For the last five years, there were no dominant themes in this research area. However, this study found two emerging clusters of breast cancer research in Malaysia, which related to medical data analytics and precision medicine in genomic breast cancer. Overall, breast cancer research in Malaysia is progressing towards a positive side, though a few improvements are needed. As the funding in this research area is scarce, proper allocation of the resources is needed.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Bibliometrics; Breast cancer; Research; Research activities; Malaysia
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:22350
Deposited By: Mr. Mohd Zukhairi Abdullah
Deposited On:13 Oct 2023 01:46
Last Modified:19 Oct 2023 01:00

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