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Trial treatment for stomach cancer extending lives

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Trial treatment for stomach cancer extending lives

Dr Yong Wei Peng, Senior Consultant, Division of Haematology-Oncology, NCIS and Professor Jimmy So, Head, Division of General Surgery (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery) NUH were interviewed on two stomach cancer trials. The first is an ongoing trial where the chemotherapy drug was injected directly into the abdominal cavity of patients with a particular type of stomach cancer. The second study, which is about precision medicine, found that oxaliplatin worked better in patients with the intestinal sub-type than the diffuse sub-type. A participant of the first trial, Mdm Cindy Chia also shared her experience.

Source:

The Straits Times, Home, Page B1
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/trial-treatment-for-stomach-cancer-extending-lives  

Also reported in LianHe Zaobao, Page 9 (2 May 2019) - https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20190502-953116

Date:

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Coverage:

Local, NUH & NCIS

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Initiated by NUH Corporate Communications

The hidden danger in Potassium

Headline:

钾盐 --隐藏的危机 (The hidden danger in Potassium)

Dr Alfred Kow, Senior Consultant, Div of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, USC and NUCOT, NUH, shares a story of a patient who underwent a gall bladder surgery. Post-surgery, he had an overdose of durians which he was not supposed to. This resulted in a high level of potassium in his blood stream which could lead to complications and death. Fortunately, the patient sought treatment early and was saved.

 

Source:

Lianhe Wanbao, Page 12

Date:

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Coverage:

Local, NUH

Tone:

Positive

Remarks:

Facilitated by NUH Corporate Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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