Papers Published (updated on 3 Oct, 2012)

(Coloured indicating new)

  1. Devi BCR & Tang TS. "Incidence and risk factors for breast cancer subtypes in three distinct South-East Asian ethnic groups: Chinese, Malay and natives of Sarawak Malaysia” International J of Cancer 2012 (in press).

  2. Devi BCR & Tang TS. "Meeting Highlights First Asian Congress on Cancer in Older Patients - SIOG, Kuching, Malaysia 22-23rd January 2011" Journal of Geriatric Oncology 2012; Vol 3:68-75.

  3. Devi BCR. “ Book review of “Palliative Social Work” by Terry Altilio and Shirley Otis-Green, Oxford University Press, 2011 – ISBN-978-0-19-973911-0Reference: SO684, Journal title: Surgical Oncology, DOI information: 10.1016/j.suronc.2011.08.003.

  4. Devi BCR. “Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Biomarkers in the Three Ethnic Groups of Sarawak, Malaysia” Cancer Research Dec 2010;70 (24 Suppl.): 290.

  5. Devi BCR, Tang TS & Corbex M. “An early detection program focusing on primary and secondary health care achieving major and sustainable reduction of late stage Breast Cancer” Annals of Oncology 2010; 21 (Suppl. 8) vii348-349.

  6. Devi BCR, Tang TS & Corbex M. “Breast Cancer Biomarkers in the Three Ethnic Groups of Sarawak, Malaysia” in Annals of Oncology, 2010; Vol: 21 (4): 56.

  7. Devi BCR. “A model of palliative care program integrating rural with hospital care: Sarawak, Malaysia.” J Progress in Palliative Care 2010; Vol 18 (1): 31-36.

  8. Devi BCR, Tang TS & Corbex M. “Descriptive epidemiology of cancer in the elderly population from the Far East – preliminary data Sarawak General hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia” European Journal of Cancer, 2009; Vol 7: 216.

  9. Devi BCR, Tang TS & Corbex M. “Setting up home-based palliative care in countries with limited resources: a model from Sarawak, Malaysia.”  Annals of Oncology 2008; 19: 2061-2066.

  10. Devi BCR & Tang TS. “Documenting pain as the fifth vital sign: a feasibility study in an oncology ward in Sarawak, Malaysia.” In Oncology 2008; 74 (Suppl.1): 35-39 (DOI: 10.1159/00014216).

  11. Devi BCR. “Better patient awareness can lead to better treatment decisions”: Editorial in Surgical Oncology, Aug 2008 (DOI: 10.1016/j.suronc.2008.07.007).

  12. Devi BCR & Tang TS. “Preliminary results from the pilot study on the National Cancer Patient Registry- Cervical Cancer” Malaysian Medical Journal 2008; Vol: 63, (Suppl Aug).

  13. Devi BCR, Tang TS & Corbex M. “Reducing by half the percentage of late stage presentation for breast and cervix cancer over 4 years: A pilot study of clinical downstaging in Sarawak, Malaysia” in Annals of Oncology, 2007; 18: 1172-1176.

  14. Devi BCR et al. “A pilot study of early diagnosis in Sarawak, Malaysia”. Extracted from "Early Detection, Cancer control: knowledge into action: WHO guide for effective programmes"; module 3:33, 2007.

  15. Devi BCR, Tang TS & Corbex M. “What do doctors know about cancer pain management (CPM)? An exploratory study in Sarawak, Malaysia” in Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 2006.Vol (20) Number 2, 15-22.

  16. Devi BCR, Pisani P, Tang TS & Parkin DM. “High Incidence of Nasopharyngeal cancer in the native people of Sarawak, Malaysia” Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 2004.Vol.13 (3) 482-486.

  17. Devi BCR. “Use of Antineoplastic Agents” Malaysian Statistics of Medicine, 2004. 45.

  18. Devi BCR. "Palliative care in Sarawak” Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia (Sarawak Section): 16-19, October 2001.

  19. Devi BCR et al. “Palliative care in Sarawak” available at as part of the Palliative care report on Malaysia by Dr. MC Wright, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Institute of Health Research, Lancaster University. 2008.

  20. Devi BCR. “Cancer of the Uterine Cervix – a Sarawak experience” Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol 54, Supplement B, December 1998.


  1. Breast cancer research in Asia: Adopt or adapt Western knowledge? European J Cancer (2012) in press.

  2. “Brain metastases in Asian HER2 positive breast cancer patients: anti-HER2 treatments and their impact on survival” British Journal of Cancer (2012), 1-8.

  3. “Multi-Institutional Phase II Clinical Study of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer in East and South East Asia” International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics, pp 1-7, 2009.

  4. “Cervical Cancer Screening: Patients’ Understanding in Major Hospital in Malaysia”. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 2009. Vol 10: 569-574.

  5. “Cancer Epidemiology and Control in Peninsular and Island South-East Asia - Past, Present and Future”. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol 9, 2008 81-98.