The Straits Times published an article on a ground-breaking study, whereby Singapore researchers have found a new way to better predict and prevent stomach cancer.

Prof Jimmy So was featured in his capacity as part of the research team of Yong Loo Lin School o20Medicine at NUS.

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Dr Asim Shabbir (Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Services, USC) commented that with the increase in awareness on bariatric surgery, there are more patients getting help for obesity. He opinioned the procedure is like giving a new and better quality of life to someone who is ill.

LAPAR-oscopik buat cepat kenyang, tubuh lebih sihat dan ligat

Mention of duration and cost of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG). Also states that NUH is currently looking for diabetic patients with obesity for a trial - ‘A prospective randomized study to examine mechanisms of diabetes remission between sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery’. Contact information ( or Main Line: 6779 5555) is included for those interested in joining the trial.  


Berita Harian, Pages 1 & 4

Brief Translation:

- More Malay/Muslim with weight problems are now choosing to undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight.

- A survey done with a few hospitals – NUH, SGH and TTSH – showed that Malay patients form at least 30% of those who have undergone bariatric surgery.

- Bariatric surgery also helps to reduce the side effects of chronic diseases like diabetes, HBP and high cholesterol etc.

  Inspiring more Malay students to pursue science

Dr Rufaihah Abdul Jalil of the Department of Surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, who is also an NUS alumna, runs Granada Academy, a volunteer-run social initiative that aims to attract and encourage more Malay or Muslim students to pursue the field of science. The programme has reached out to more than 800 students since it started in 2011. Featured by Berita Harian on 17 April 2017.

  Neurosurgery’s feature on Channel News Asia

Our Neurosurgery team being featured on Channel News Asia’s Life Lines (episode 3) on 17 March 2017. The programme talks about the use of technology in healthcare and shows Prof Yeo Tseng Tsai and Dr Teo Kejia performing Awake Craniotomy on a patient.

  Upper GI Surgeon - Dr Asim Shabbir, interviewed on Talking Point

Catch Dr Asim’s interview on 2nd March 2017 by Channel 5’s Talking Point on Toggle! The segment talks briefly about Automation in Medicine (from 17:26 mins onwards).
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A Patient who had quit smoking after he was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer:

The Straits Times (Mind & Body) published an article about a patient who had quit smoking after he was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer.

Dr Tan Ker Kan was quoted in his capacity as Consultant, NCIS.

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