Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma


Is screening necessary? by Dr Valerie Tay Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) of the undifferentiated subtype is endemic to southern China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Current therapeutic decisions are based mainly on disease stage, and patient prognosis has improved significantly over the past 30 years because of advances in imaging, technology in delivery of irradiation, and broader application of […]

Individualised Kidney Cancer Surgery


A tailored approach by Dr Tiong Ho Yee The worldwide incidence of kidney cancer is increasing by about 2% to 3% per year and in the United States, more than 62,700 new cases are estimated by the American Cancer Society to occur in 2016 alone.1 This rising incidence of kidney cancer worldwide has been attributed […]

Renal Cell Carcinoma


The ʻDonald Trumpʼ of cancer by Dr Wong Seng Weng Many sweeping generalisations can be made about the natural history and management of cancers, in particular solid tumours. For instance, patients of cancer do not make spontaneous recovery. Or, surgery to remove the primary tumour in stage 4 metastatic disease my sometimes help alleviate symptoms […]

Advances in the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


An exciting look into the future by Dr Michelle Poon The term lymphomas, is a combination of the word lympho (pertaining to lymph, lymphoid or lymphatic tissues) and oma (indicating tumours or masses), and as the name implies refers to tumours of the lymphoid system, originating from lymphocytes. In general, lymphomas are divided into 2 […]

Immuno-Oncology in Lung Cancer


Utilising the bodyʼs immune pathways to beat cancer by Dr Lim Hong Liang Immuno-oncology is an approach that seeks to utilise the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Immunotherapies in various forms had been evaluated for many years with limited success. However, the era of modern immuno-oncology started in 2011 with the approval of ipilimumab, […]


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Treatment Challenges in Atopic Dermatitis: Is probiotic the way to go? Saturday, 7 May 2016 Park Royal, Beach Road, Singapore


Speaker  1 Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in the GP Setting Dr Tan Kian Teo, MB BCh, MRCP (UK), FAMS (Dermatology) Atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition. It frequently affects the neck, front of elbows and behind the knees. In very young children, it commonly affects the face and outer surfaces of the arms and legs. […]

Diabetes and Peripheral Arterial Disease: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives

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A seldom known fact: a major lower limb amputation due to complications from diabetes occurs once every 30 seconds worldwide. In Singapore, it is estimated that about 700 major lower limb amputations a year or approximately 2 per day take place. These sobering numbers reflect the grim outcomes that diabetics with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) […]

Fibroids and Fertility: What every practitioner should know


Uterine fibroids or leiomyomata are smooth muscle cell tumours. They are the most common benign gynaecologic tumour in women of reproductive age. The lifetime prevalence is around 30%. They are rarely found before menarche and usually regress after menopause. They are hormonally responsive, and oestrogens appear to promote their growth. One in four women with […]

Cervical Cancer Screening: An update to the current standard of care


Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women, with 528,000 cases diagnosed each year. Half of those diagnosed die from the disease, and the majority of those deaths are in Asia.1 In Singapore, cervical cancer is the tenth most common cancer among women.2 According to the Singapore Cancer Society, almost 200 new […]

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