Papers/Posters Presented (International & National)


  1. "Feasibility of Using Groningen Frailty Index (GFI) as an Assessment Tool for Cancer Treatment Decision in Elderly Patient: A preliminary Report" presented at ESMO, Stockholm 23-27 October, 2011. See poster click here.

  2. "Breast  cancer  biomarkers in the three ethnic groups of Sarawak, Malaysia" presented in San Antonio, USA. 10 December, 2010. See poster click here.

  3. “An early detection program focusing on primary and secondary health care achieving major and sustainable reduction of late stage Breast Cancer diagnosis in Sarawak, Malaysia” at ESMO, Milan 8-12th October, 2010.

  4. “Breast cancer biomarkers: results from the Sarawak breast cancer study” presented at ASCOMOS, Kota Bharu, Malaysia, 30th-3rd Oct, 2010.

  5. “Descriptive epidemiology of cancer in the elderly population in Sarawak” presented at ASCOMOS, Kota Baru, Malaysia, 30th-3rd Oct, 2010.

  6. “Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: An overview and challenges in an Endemic area” presented at the NPC-IARC Joint meeting at DUKE-NUS Graduate medical School, Singapore, 22-23rd July 2010.

  7. “Update on current status of the International Study on the Genetics and Epidemiology of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma” presented at the NPC-IARC Joint meeting at DUKE-NUS Graduate medical School, Singapore, 22-23rd July 2010.

  8. “An early detection program focusing on primary and secondary health care achieving major and sustainable reduction of late stage Breast Cancer diagnosis in Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at ASCO Conference, Chicago 6-9th June 2010.

  9. “Breast cancer biomarkers in the three ethnic groups of Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at IMPAKT Conference, Brussels 6th-8th May 2010.

  10. “Nasopharyngeal cancer in Sarawak” presented at the NPC conference at National Cancer Center, Singapore 20-21st February 2010.

  11. “Current status of Oncology in Sarawak” presented at the FNCA meeting in Kuching, Sarawak 18-22nd Jan 2010.

  12. “Epidemiologic, clinical and socio-economic aspects of breast cancer in the ethnic population of Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference in San Antonio, Texas, USA, 9-13th December 2009.

  13. Descriptive epidemiology of cancer in the elderly population from the Far East – preliminary data Sarawak General hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at ECCO 15th ESMO 34th Berlin, Germany, 22-25th Oct 2009.

  14. “Clinical downstaging of Nasopharyngeal cancer - - preliminary data in Sarawak Malaysia” presented at the 4th International Symposium on Nasopharyngeal carcinoma Marrakesh, Morrocco 18-20th June 2009.

  15. “Tolerability of chemo-radiation in patients undergoing treatment for cervical cancer in Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at the International Conference on advances in Radiation Oncology, Vienna Austria, 27-29th April 2009.

  16. “The Use of Complementary and Alternative therapy amongst cancer patients in Kuching, Sarawak” presented at INCTR, Antalya, Turkey 21-23 March 2009.

  17. “Second malignancies seen in Sarawak, Malaysia (1985-2004)” presented at INCTR, Antalya, Turkey 21-23 March 2009.

  18. “A successful clinical experience in downstaging of common cancer in Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at FNCA meeting held at Surabaya, Indonesia 24-28 Jan 2009.

  19. Downstaging experience in Sarawak” oral presentation (invited speaker) at the Asian Breast Cancer Research Meeting 14th -16th November 2008.

  20. A Successful pilot study in the early detection of Nasopharyngeal Cancer in Serian, Sarawak, Malaysia, presented at the UICC conference in Geneva, 27-31st August 2008.

  21. Primary Extranodal Lymphomas in Sarawak, Malaysia: Single Institution Report (2000-2005) presented at the UICC conference in Geneva, 27-31st August 2008.

  22. “The use of complementary and alternative therapy amongst cancer patients in Kuching, Sarawak” presented at the Seminar on Integrative Oncology at Kota Baru, Malaysia, 20-21st August, 2008.

  23. “Documenting Pain as the Fifth Vital Sign: A feasibility Study in an oncology ward, Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at the Fourth Asia- Pacific Pain Symposium at Kuala Lumpur, 2-4th Nov, 2007.

  24. “ Genetic Epidemiology of Nasopharyngeal cancer: The Sarawak Sample” presented at the East-West Symposium on Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 30th July -2nd August , 2007.

  25. “Pain Assessment Tool For Cancer Patients With Pain As The Fifth Vital Sign” presented at the 7th INCTR Meeting in Brazil, 1st - 4th March, 2007.

  26. “Palliative Care Programs for Remote Areas: A Prototypical Program in Borneo Island, Malaysia” presented at the 7th INCTR Meeting in Brazil, 1st -4th March 2007.

  27. “Extranodal Presentation of Lymphoma In Sarawak” presented at the Lymphoma Workshop, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 23rd July, 2006.

  28. “Treatment Outcome study of Cervical Cancer using HDR in the Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, presented at the QA Meeting Port Dickson, Malaysia 4-6th August, 2006.

  29. “Palliative care in rural Sarawak” presented at the WHO headquarters, Cairo, Egypt 30th March, 2006.

  30. “Clinical Downstaging of cancer of the breast and cervix in Sarawak, Malaysia: a pilot study” presented at the WHO headquarters, Cairo, Egypt 30th March, 2006.

  31. “Downstaging of cancer in Sarawak, Malaysia: pilot study” presented at Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 6th December, 2005.

  32. “Epidemiology of Nasopharyngeal cancer in Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at IARC, Lyon, France, 4th November, 2005.

  33. “Downstaging of Nasopharyngeal cancer in Serian Toronto, Canada, Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at the East-West Symposium on Nasopharyngeal cancer, 16th June 2005.

  34. “Cancers, what you need to know and to do” presented at the Public Health Forum, Malaysian LNG, Bintulu, 30th September 2004.

  35. “Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment” presented at the Annual Health Conference, Kuching, Sarawak, 1-5th March, 2004.

  36. “High Incidence of Nasopharyngeal cancer in the native people of Sarawak, Malaysia” presented at WHO workshop, Villejuif, Institut Gustave Roussy, France, 4-6th December, 2003.

  37. “Palliative care for the rural community in Sarawak” presented at the 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, Johore Bahru, 5th-7th August 2003.

  38. “Pain Management in Oncology” presented at the joint UNIMAS-Sarawak Health Department Medical Colloquiem, Kuching, 16-17th August, 2003.

  39. "Hospice movement in Sarawak”, paper presented at the Mayo – Normah Medical Specialist Center Medical Conference on Oncology, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, March 29th –30th 2003.

  40. “Nasopharyngeal Cancer Statistics in Sarawak” – a Glimpse, paper presented at the Mayo – Normah Medical Specialist Center Medical Conference on Oncology, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, March 29th –30th 2003.

  41. “Attitudes of Government doctors in prescribing morphine in Sarawak” poster presentation at the Update in Pain Management, September 28th & 29th, 2002.

  42. “Pain control in rural Sarawak” ” poster presentation at the Update in Pain Management, September 28th & 29th, 2002.

  43. “Clinical downstaging of Breast and Cervical cancer in Sarawak” poster presented at the World Conference on Breast Cancer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 4th –8th, 2002.

  44. “Clinical downstaging of NPC, Breast and Cervix cancers in Sarawak – a preliminary report”, presented at the Regional /Technical Training WHO Workshop on Cervical Cancer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26th -31st March 2001.

  45. “Palliative Care and Home based care in Sarawak”, Technical report for Ministry of Health, Malaysia, 2001.

  46. “Pelvic control rate in the treatment of Carcinoma of Uterine Cervix using Radiotherapy”, Technical report for Ministry of Health, Malaysia, 2001.

  47. “Drug delivery system for Palliative care for rural patients in Sarawak”, presented at the Palliative Care Conference in Perth, Australia, November 2000.

  48. “Morphine Prescription by Doctors in Government Hospitals in Sarawak, Malaysia: An exploratory study”, paper presented at the Palliative Care Conference in Perth, Australia, November 2000.

  49. “Pelvic control rate in the treatment of Uterine Cervix using radiotherapy” (QAP study presented at State Health Directors Meeting in Miri, Sarawak, July 2000.

  50. “Palliative Care in Ministry of Health – Issues with Pain Relief Drugs” paper presented at the WHO meeting at Kuala Lumpur on 31st March,1999.

  51. “Palliative Care in Sarawak” paper presented at the 3rd World Conference on Rural Health, Kuching, Malaysia, July 1st –7th 1999.

  52. “Cancer in Sarawak- A Data Analysis”: Poster Session presented at the 13th APCC meeting in Penang, Malaysia, November 1996.