Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. NIRMALA A/P BHOO PATHY


BIOGRAPHY

Nirmala Bhoo Pathy is an associate professor of epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, and a public health physician in University Malaya Medical Centre. Her career is focused on optimizing life after cancer through research and advocacy, with a special interest in the state of cancer control in the low- and middle-income countries, and enhancing treatment outcomes and patient-centered outcomes in these settings.  Nirmala currently sits in two Lancet Commissions namely the Lancet Commission on Women and Cancer (https://www.rti.org/insights/feminist-approach-womens-cancer) since 2020, and also a brand new Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems. She is also a committee member of the Covid-19 and Cancer Taskforce, led by Prof Richard Sullivan (Institute of Cancer Policy, King's College), which is a globally representative group of cancer leaders who are gravely concerned that decisions made under the duress of the pandemic will have momentous consequences for cancer mortality for years to come https://covidcancertaskforce.org/ 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/01/2017 to present
  • Committee Member, Faculty, 26/05/2015 to present
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2021
  • COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/12/2018 to 31/12/2021
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/12/2013 to 31/08/2015
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PHD, EPIDEMIOLOGY(BREAST CANCER RISK FACTORS AND OUTCOME : A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE), UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
  • MSc Clinical Epidemiology-Hons, EPIDEMIOLOGY, UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
  • MPH-Hons, PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • MBBS, MEDICINE AND SURGERY, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Cancer epidemiology (clinical epidemiology; cancer; prognosis; etiology; Asian; )
  • Research Interest
  • European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC; breast cancer; pancreatic cancer; gastric cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Global surveillance of cancer survival (CONCORD programme)
  • Singapore-Malaysia Breast Cancer Working Group (breast cancer; presentation, management, outcome, Asian)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2021
    • Jamaris, S., Jamaluddin, J., Islam, T., See, M. H., Fadzli, F., Rahmat, K., . . . Taib, N. A. M. (2021). Is pre-operative axillary ultrasound alone sufficient to determine need for axillary dissection in early breast cancer patients? Medicine, 100(19), 9. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000025412
    Refereed Journals
    2022
    • Dee EC, Eala MAB, Chua ML, Bray F, Bhoo-Pathy N. Adolescents and young adults with cancer: Considerations from the Southeast Asian perspective. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022;e29593.
    • Song CV, Yip CH, Mohd Taib NA, See MH, Teoh LY, Monninkhof EM, Saad M, Uiterwaal CSPM, Bhoo-Pathy N. Association Between Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer and Survival in a Resource-Limited Setting. JCO Glob Oncol. 2022 Mar;8:e2100314. doi: 10.1200/GO.21.00314. PMID: 35245099.
    • Kong YC, Kimman M, Subramaniam S, Yip CH, Jan S, Aung S, Khoa MT, Ngelangel CA, Nyein HL, Sangrajrang S, Tanabodee J, Bhoo-Pathy N; ACTION Study Group. Out-of-pocket payments for complementary medicine following cancer and the effect on financial outcomes in middle-income countries in southeast Asia: a prospective cohort study. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Mar;10(3):e416-e428. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00595-7. PMID: 35180423.
    • Yang H, Bhoo-Pathy N, Brand J, et al. Risk of heart disease following treatment for breast cancer: results from a population-based cohort study. eLife 2022 (accepted)
    2021
    • Bujang, et al. Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening via immunochemical fecal occult blood test in an average risk population from a multi-ethnic, middle-income setting. JCO Global Oncology 2021. (WoS)
    • Lombe D, Sullivan R, Caduff C, Ali Z, Bhoo-Pathy N, et al. Silver Linings: A qualitative study of desirable changes to cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ecancermedicalscience 2021 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Khoo SP, Shafii MKA, Bhoo-Pathy N, et al. Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of anogenital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) carriage in a cross-sectional, multi-ethnic, community-based Asian male population. PLoS One. 2021 Jan 20;16(1):e0245731. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245731. eCollection 2021. (WoS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Bujang NN, Ng CW. Continuation of Screening Endoscopy for Colorectal Cancer in Older Adults. JAMA Oncol. 2021 May 20. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.1119. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34014277. (WoS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy, et al. Out-of-Pocket Costs of Complementary Medicine Following Cancer, and the Financial Impact in a Setting with Universal Health Coverage: Findings from a Prospective Cohort Study. JCO Oncol Practice 2021 (WoS)
    • Yusuff A, et al. Cancer and COVID-19 vaccines. A complex global picture. Lancet Oncology 2021 (WoS)
    • Rajah, et al. Insights on Emotional Distress Following Cancer, Sources of Support and The Unmet Needs in a Setting with Limited Supportive Care Services for People Living with Cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer 2021.DOI: 10.1007/s00520-021-06148-2 (WoS)
    • Mohd Ridzwan SF, Bhoo-Pathy N, Wee LH, Isahak M. Beliefs, Facilitating Factors, and Barriers in Using Personal Dosimeter among Medical Radiation Workers in a Middle-Income Asian Setting. Ann Work Expo Health. 2021 May 25:wxab025. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxab025. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34037205. (WoS)
    • See MH, et al. Outcomes following mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction for breast cancer in a multi-ethnic, middle-income Asian setting. Surgery 2021 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Teoh SP, et al. PROPOSAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A GUIDELINE IN MAINTAINING QUALITY CANCER CARE DURING AND POST-COVID-19 IN AN UPPER MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRY WITH UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE. J Cancer Policy 2021
    • Fox, Beyer, Rammant, et al. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer researchers in 2020: a qualitative study of events to inform mitigation strategies, Frontiers in Public Health (accepted)
    2020
    • Kong YC, Wong LP, Ng CW, Taib NA, Bhoo-Pathy NT, Yusof MM, Aziz AF, Yehgambaram P, Ishak WZW, Yip CH, Bhoo-Pathy N. Understanding the Financial Needs Following Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in a Setting with Universal Health Coverage.Oncologist. 2020 Jan 10. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2019-0426. (WoS)
    • Sinnadurai et al. Intake of Common Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Breast Cancer Risk among Japanese Women: Findings from the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2020;21(6):1701-1707. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2020;21(6):1701-1707. (SCOPUS)
    • Li Ping Wong, Haridah Alias, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Ivy Chung, Yew Ching Chong, Sonesh Kalra & Zia U Bahkt Sultan Shah. Impact of migraine on workplace productivity and monetary loss: a study of employees in banking sector in Malaysia. The Journal of Headache and Pain volume 21, Article number: 68 (2020) (WoS)
    • Lim, Y.C., Hoe, V.C.W., Darus, A., Bhoo-Pathy, N. Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and health-related quality of life: A cross-sectional study among manufacturing workers in a middle-income. BMJ Open, 2020, 10(9), e034455 (WoS)
    • Palagyi A, Balane C, Shanthosh J, Jun M, Bhoo-Pathy N, Gadsden T, Canfell K, Jan S. Treatment abandonment in children with cancer: Does a sex difference exist? A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence from low- and middle- income countries. Epub 2020 Sep 22. PMID: 32875569. (WoS)
    • Lewison G, Hussain SF, Guo P, Harding R, Mukherji D, Sittah GA, Aggarwal A, Fouad F, Bhoo-Pathy N, Shamieh O, Torode J, Kutluk T, Sullivan R. Cancer research in the 57 Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries, 2008-17. Ecancermedicalscience. 2020;14:1094. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2020.1094. (WoS)
    • Kong YC, Sakti VV, Sullivan R, Bhoo-Pathy N. Cancer and COVID-19: economic impact on households in Southeast Asia. Ecancermedicalscience. 2020;14:1134. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2020.1134. (WoS)
    • Wong LP, Kong YC, Bhoo-Pathy NT, Subramaniam S, Bustamam RS, Taib NA, Ho GF, Zaharah H, Mellor M, Woo YL, Yip CH, Bhoo-Pathy N. Breaking News of Cancer Diagnosis: A Qualitative Study on the Experiences and Emotional Needs of Patients With Cancer in a Multiethnic Asian Setting. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020:JOP2000002. doi: 10.1200/JOP.20.00002 (WoS)
    • Kong YC, Bhoo-Pathy N, O'Rorke M, Shridevi Subramaniam, Nanthini T Bhoo-Pathy, Mee-Hoong See, Suniza Jamaris, Kean-Hooi Teoh , Anita Z Bustam, Lai-Meng Looi , Nur Aishah Taib, Cheng-Har Yip. The association between methods of biopsy and survival following breast cancer: A hospital registry based cohort study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020;99(6):e19093. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000019093 (WoS)
    • Hedayati E, Papakonstantinou A, Gernaat SAM, Altena R, Brand JS, Alfredsson J, Bhoo-Pathy N, Herrmann J, Linde C, Dahlstrom U, Bergh J, Hubbert L. Outcome and presentation of heart failure in breast cancer patients: findings from a Swedish register-based study. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2020;6(2):147-155. doi: 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcz039. (WoS)
    • Yek-Ching Kong, Negina Rauf, Shridevi Subramaniam, Ros Suzanna Bustamam, Li-Ping Wong, Gwo-Fuang Ho, Hafizah Zaharah, Matin Mellor, Cheng-Har Yip, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy. Working after cancer: in-depth perspectives from a setting with limited employment protection policies. J Cancer Surviv (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-020-00962-z (WoS)
    2019
    • Bhoo Pathy N, et al. Financial Toxicity Following Cancer in a Setting with Universal Health Coverage : A Call for Urgent Action. J Oncol Practice 2019 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Mohd Ridzwan SF, Bhoo-Pathy N, Isahak M, Wee LH. Perceptions on radioprotective garment usage and underlying reasons for non-adherence among medical radiation workers from public hospitals in a middle-income Asian setting: A qualitative exploration. Heliyon 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02478 (WoS)
    2018
    • See, M. H., Bhoo-Pathy, N., Jamaris, S., Kiran, A., Evans, D. G., Yip, C. H., & Taib, N. A. (2017). Low Lifetime Risk of Contralateral Breast Cancer in a Middle-Income Asian Country: Evidence to Guide Post-treatment Surveillance. World journal of Surgery, 1-8. (WoS)
    • Subramaniam S, Kong YC, Chinna K2,3, Kimman M, Ho YZ, Saat N, Malik RA, Taib NA, Abdullah MM, Lim GC, Tamin NI, Woo YL, Chang KM, Goh PP, Yip CH, Bhoo-Pathy N. (2018). Health related quality of life and psychological distress among cancer survivors in a middle income country. Psychooncology. (WoS)
    • Borgquist S, Rosendahl AH, Czene K, Bhoo-Pathy N, Dorkhan M, et al. Long-term exposure to insulin and volumetric mammographic density: observational and genetic associations in the Karma study. Breast Cancer Research 2018 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Khoo SP, Bhoo-Pathy N, Yap SH, et al. Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of cervicovaginal human papillomavirus (HPV) carriage in a cross-sectional, multiethnic, community-based female Asian population. Sex Transm Infect. 2018 Jun;94(4):277-283. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053320. (WoS)
    • Majid HA, Keow LP, Islam T, Su TT, Cantwell M, Taib NA; MyBCC Study Group. Nutritional Status of Breast Cancer Survivors 1 Year after Diagnosis: A Preliminary Analysis from the Malaysian Breast Cancer Survivorship Cohort Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018;118(4):705-713. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.05.024. (WoS)
    • Lim YC, Hoe VCW, Darus A, Bhoo-Pathy N. Association between night-shift work, sleep quality and metabolic syndrome. Occup Environ Med 2018 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Sinnadurai S, Kwong A, Hartman M, Tan EY, Bhoo Pathy NT, Dahlui M, See MH, Yip CH, Taib NA, Bhoo-Pathy N. Breast conserving therapy versus mastectomy in young women with breast cancer in Asian settings. BJS Open 2018 (accepted). (WoS)
    2017
    • Bhoo-Pathy, et al. Policy and priorities for national cancer control planning in low- and middle-income countries: Lessons from the ASEAN Costs In Oncology prospective cohort study. Eur J Cancer 2017 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy NT, et al. Impact of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival of women with T1M0N0, hormone receptor negative breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol 2017;48:56-61. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2017.03.007 (WoS)
    • Lim LY,Hui M, Lim JSJ, Lee SC, Bhoo-Pathy N, et al. Outcome after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in Asian breast cancer patients. Cancer Medicine 2016 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Kong YC, Bhoo-Pathy N, Subramaniam S, et al. Advanced stage at presentation remains a major factor contributing to breast cancer survival disparity between public and private hospitals in a middle-income country. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14(4). pii: E427. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14040427 (WoS)
    • Balakrishnan N, et al. Impact of time since last childbirth on survival of women with premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancers. World J Surg 2017 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Matz M, Coleman MP, Carreira H, Salmer n D, Chirlaque MD, Allemani C; CONCORD Working Group. Worldwide comparison of ovarian cancer survival: Histological group and stage at diagnosis (CONCORD-2).Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Feb;144(2):396-404. (WoS)
    • Bonaventure A, Harewood R, Stiller CA, et al. Worldwide comparison of survival from childhood leukaemia for 1995-2009, by subtype, age, and sex (CONCORD-2): a population-based study of individual data for 89 828 children from 198 registries in 53 countries. Lancet Haematol. 2017 May;4(5):e202-e217. (WoS)
    2016
    • Kimman M, et al. Health-related quality of life and psychological distress among cancer survivors in Southeast Asia: results from a longitudinal study in eight low- and middle-income countries. BMC Medicine 2016 (accepted) (WoS)
    • O'Rorke M, Murray L, Brand J, Bhoo-Pathy N. The value of adjuvant radiotherapy on survival and recurrence in triple-negative breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 5,507 patients. Cancer Treat Rev 2016 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Ma'som M, Bhoo-Pathy N, Nasir NH, Bellinson J, Subramaniam S, Ma Y, Yap SH, Goh PP, Gravitt P, Woo YL. Attitudes and factors affecting acceptability of self-administered cervico-vaginal sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping as an alternative to Pap testing among multi-ethnic Malaysian women. BMJ Open 2016 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Navarrete-Mu oz EM, Wark PA, Romaguera D, Bhoo-Pathy N, Michaud D. Sweet beverage consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr 2016 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Yip Ch, Bhoo-Pathy N, Daniel J, Foo Y, Mohamed A, Abdullah M, Ng Y, Yap B, Pathmanathan R. Roles of Ki67 in Breast Cancer - Important for Management?Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(3):1077-82. (SCOPUS)
    • Brand JS, Hedayati E, Bhoo-Pathy N, Bergh J, Hall P,et al. Time-dependent risk and predictors of venous thromboembolism in breast cancer patients: a population-based cohort study. Cancer 2016 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Eng LG, Dawood S, Sopik V, et al. Ten-year survival in women with primary stage IV breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat (2016). doi:10.1007/s10549-016-3974-x (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Balakrishnan N, See MH, Taib NA, Yip CH. Missed opportunities for loco-regional treatment of elderly women with breast cancer. World J Surg 2016 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Hui M, et al.Validation of the CancerMath prognostic tool for breast cancer in Southeast Asia. BMC Cancer 2016 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    2015
    • Kimman M, Jan S, Yip CH, Thabrany H, Peters SA, Bhoo- Pathy N, Woodward M. Catastrophic health expenditure and 12-month mortality associated with cancer in Southeast Asia: results from a longitudinal study in eight countries. BMC Medicine 2015 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • HS Wong, et al. The predictive accuracy of PREDICT: A personalized decision-making tool for Southeast Asian women with breast cancer. Medicine 2015 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy, N., Peeters, P. H. M., Uiterwaal, C., Bueno-De- Mesquita, H. B., Bulgiba, A. M., Bech, B. H., Overvad, K., Tjonneland, A., Olsen, A., Clavel-Chapelon, F., Fagherazzi, G., Perquier, F., Teucher, B., Kaaks, R., Schutze, M., Boeing, H., Lagiou, P., Orfanos, P., Trichopoulou, A., Agnoli, C., Mattiello, A., Palli, D., Tumino, R., Sacerdote, C., van Duijnhoven, F. J. B., Braaten, T., Lund, E., Skeie, G., Redondo, M. L., Buckland, G., et al. 2015. Coffee and tea consumption and risk of pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort study Breast Cancer Research (WoS)
    • ACTION Study Group. Financial catastrophe, treatment discontinuation and death associated with surgically operable cancer in South-East Asia: Results from the ACTION Study. Surgery. 2015;157(6):971-82. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Koh CH, Bhoo-Pathy N, Ng KL, Jabir RS, Tan GH, See MH, Jamaris S, Taib NA.Utility of pre-treatment neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-lymphocyte ratio as prognostic factors in breast cancer.Br J Cancer (WoS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Verkooijen HM, Wong FY, Pignol JP, Kwong A, Tan EY, Aishah Taib N, Nei WL, Ho GF, Tan B, Chan P, Lee SC, Hartman M, Yip CH, Dent R. (2015). Prognostic role of adjuvant radiotherapy in triple negative breast cancer: a historical cohort study. Int J Cancer,137(10), 2504-12. (WoS)
    • Lim, J., Bhoo-Pathy, N., Sothilingam, S., Malek, R., Sundram, M., Tan, G. H., Bahadzor, B., Ong, T. A., Ng, K. L., & Abdul Razack, A. H. (2015). Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Ethnicity Are Independent Factors Associated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. PloS one, 10(6), e0130820. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130820 (WoS)
    • Puvaneswari Meganathan, Rafid Salim Jabir, Ho Gwo Fuang, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Roma Basu Choudhury, Nur Aishah Taib, Kalanithi Nesaretnam & Zamri Chik.2015.A new formulation of Gamma Delta Tocotrienol has superior bioavailability compared to existing Tocotrienol-Rich Fraction in healthy human subjects.Scientific Reports.Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 13550 (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Subramaniam S, Bhoo-Pathy N, Taib NA, Tan GH, See MH, Jamaris S, Ho GF, Looi LM, Yip CH. (2015) .Breast Cancer Outcomes as Defined by the Estrogen Receptor, Progesterone Receptor, and Human Growth Factor Receptor-2 in a Multi-ethnic Asian Country.World J Surg. 2015 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Verkooijen HM, Tan EY, et al. Trends in presentation, management and survival of patients with de novo metastatic breast cancer in a Southeast Asian setting. Scientific Reports 2015 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Islam T, Bhoo-Pathy N, Su TT, et al. Malaysian Breast Cancer Survivorship Cohort (MyBCC): A Study Protocol. BMJ Open 2015 (WoS)
    2014
    • Miao H, Hartman M, Bhoo-Pathy,N et al. Predicting survival of de novo metastatic breast cancer in Asian women: Systematic review and validation study. PLoS One 2014 (in press) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • G.H. Tan, N. Bhoo-Pathy, N.A. Taib, M.H. See, S. Jamaris, C.H. Yip. The Will Rogers phenomenon in the staging of breast cancer - does it matter? Cancer Epidemiology 2014 (WoS)
    • E.N. Pijnappel, N. Bhoo-Pathy, J Suniza, et al. Prediction of lymph node involvement in patients with breast tumors measuring 3-5 cm in a middle-income setting: the role of CancerMath. World J Surg 2014 (accepted) (WoS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Subramaniam S, Taib NA et al. Spectrum of very early breast cancer in a setting without organized breast cancer screening. Br J Cancer 2014 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Lim J, Bhoo-Pathy N, Sothilingam S, et al. Ethnicity is an independent determinant of age-specific PSA level: findings from a multiethnic Asian setting. PLoS One 2014 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bamia C, et al. Coffee, tea and decaffeinated coffee in relation to hepatocellular carcinoma in a European population: multi-centre, prospective cohort study. Int J Cancer 2014 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Sanikini H, Dik V, Sieserma P, Bhoo-Pathy N, Uiterwaal C, et al. Total, caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee and tea intake and gastric cancer risk: results from the EPIC cohort study. Int J Cancer 2014. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Subramaniam S, Rahmat J, Rahman NA, Ramasamy S, Bhoo-Pathy N, Goh PP, Alagaratnam J. Presentation of Retinoblastoma Patients in Malaysia. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev 2014 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Char-Hong Ng, Nirmala Bhoo Pathy, Nur Aishah Taib, Gwo- Fuang Ho, Kein-Seong Mun, Anthony Rhodes, Lai- Meng Looi, Cheng-Har Yip.2014. Do Clinical Features and Survival of Single Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancers Differ from Double Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancers? Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 15(18): 7959-7964. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Dean SJ, Perks CM, Holly JM, Bhoo-Pathy N, Looi LM, Mohammed NA, Mun KS, Teo SH, Koobotse MO, Yip CH, Rhodes A. Loss of PTEN expression is associated with IGFBP2 expression, younger age, and late stage in triple- negative breast cancer. Am J Clin Pathol 2014; 141: 323-33. (WoS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Pignol JP, Verkooijen HM. Role of postmastectomy radiotherapy in breast cancer patients with 1-3 nodes remains debatable in different health-care settings. Lancet 2014 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Yip CH, Bhoo Pathy N, Teo SH.A review of breast cancer research in Malaysia.Med J Malaysia. 2014 Aug;69 Suppl A:8-22. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Allemani C, et al. Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995-2009: analysis of individual data for 25,676,887 patients from 279 population- based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2). Lancet 2014 (accepted) (WoS/SCOPUS)
    2013
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Yip CH, Hartman M, et al. Breast cancer research in Asia: Adopt or adapt Western knowledge? Eur J Cancer 2013;49(3):703-9. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo-Pathy N, Uiterwaal CSPM, Dik VK, et al. Intake of Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, or Tea Does Not Affect Risk for Pancreatic Cancer: Results From the European Prospective Investigation into Nutrition and Cancer Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jun 10. pii: S1542-3565(13)00774-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.05.029. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Brand J, Czene K, Eriksson L, Trinh T, Bhoo-Pathy N, Hall P. Influence of lifestyle factors on mammographic density in postmenopausal women. PLoS ONE 8(12): e81876. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081876 (WoS/SCOPUS)
    2012
    • Kimman M, Jan S, Kingston D, et al. The socioeconomic impact of cancer in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): the ACTION study protocol. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2012;13(2):421-5 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Ng CH, Bhoo-Pathy N, Taib NA, et al. The Estrogen Receptor Negative- Progesterone Receptor Positive Breast Carcinoma is a Biological Entity and not a Technical Artifact. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2012;13:1111-1113 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo Pathy N, Yip CH, Taib NA, et al. Gradually Implemented New Biomarkers For Prognostication Of Breast Cancer: Complete Case Analysis May Introduce Bias. J Clin Epid 2012;65(5):568-71 (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Saxena N, Hartman M, Yip CH, Bhoo-Pathy N, Khin LW, Taib NA, Looi LM, Lim SE, Lee SC, Verkooijen HM. Does the Axillary Lymph Node Ratio Have Any Added Prognostic Value over pN Staging for South East Asian Breast Cancer Patients? PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e45809. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045809. Epub 2012 Sep 24. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Saxena N, Hartman M, Bhoo-Pathy N, et al. Breast Cancer in South East Asia: Comparison of Presentation and Outcome Between a Middle Income and a High Income Country. World J Surg 2012;36(12):2838-46. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo Pathy N, Yip CH, Hartman M, et al. Adjuvant! Online is overoptimistic in predicting survival of Asian breast cancer patients. Eur J Cancer 2012;48(7):982 989 (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo Pathy N, Hartman M, Yip CH, et al. Ethnic differences in survival after breast cancer in South East Asia. PLoS One 2012;7(2):e30995.doi:10.1371/journal.pone. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    2011
    • Yip CH, Pathy NB, Uiterwaal CS, Taib NA, Tan GH, Mun KS, Choo WY, Rhodes A.Factors affecting estrogen receptor status in a multiracial Asian country: an analysis of 3557 cases. Breast. 2011 Apr;20 Suppl 2:S60-4. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Ng CH, Bhoo Pathy N, Taib NA, et al. Comparison of breast cancer in Indonesia and Malaysia a clinico-pathological study between Dharmais Cancer Centre Jakarta and University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2011;12(11):2943-6. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Saxena N, Hartman M, Aziz R, et al. Prognostic value of axillary lymph node status after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. Results from a multicenter study. Eur J Cancer 2011;47:1186-92. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo Pathy N, Yip CH, Taib NA, et al. Breast Cancer in Asian Women: Results from the Singapore-Malaysia Hospital Based Breast Cancer Registry; Breast 2011; 20:S75-S80. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo Pathy N, Yip CH, Taib NA, et al. The impact of breast surgery on survival of women presenting with metastatic breast cancer. British J Surg 2011;98(11):1566-72. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Liew SM, Bhoo Pathy N, Hairi NN, et al. Access to medical journals in Malaysia. Med J Malaysia 2011;66(2):162-3 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2010
    • Saxena N, Hartman M, Hussain Z, et al. Impact of older age on presentation, management and outcome of breast cancer in the multi-ethnic Asian population of Singapore. Journal of Geriatric Oncology 2010; doi:10.1016/j.jgo.2010.08.002 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Bhoo Pathy N, Peeters P, van Gils C, et al. Coffee and tea intake and risk of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2010;121(2):461-7; (WoS/SCOPUS)
    Book
    2019
    • Breast cancer: Global quality care
    2011
    • Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Outcome: A Global Perspective (sole author). Publisher: Utrecht University, Netherlands; Nov, 2011. No. of pages: 150
    Book Chapter
    2012
    • Tea in Health and Disease Prevention. Publisher: Academic Press (Elsevier). No. of pages: 17.
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2015
    • Radio interview with the Business Radio Station (BFM) http://www.bfm.my/nirmala-boo-pathy-cost-of-cancer.html
    2012
    • INTERVIEW: Should Asia adopt or adapt Western knowledge of breast cancer?. EJC News. Available at http://www.ecco-org.eu/Global/News/Latest- News/2012/10/EJC-News-Oct-2012.aspx
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Extramural
  • MyHPV- The Malaysian HPV Prevalence Survey , Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016 (National)
  • High Impact Research (HIR)
  • Breast Cancer Research Project (Clinical Epidemiology), Principal Investigator(PI), 2010 - 2014
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Astro Awani's Consider This: Sabah Surge Unpacked, 19/10/2020 to 19/10/2020
    • Astro Awani's Consider This: COVID-19 – SHOULD WE TEST, TEST, TEST?, 29/04/2020 to 29/04/2020
    • Committee Member of Together Against Cancer, 01/01/2020 to 07/10/2020
    • Kempen Kesedaran Kanser Kolorektal, 13/07/2019 to 13/07/2019
    • Parlimentary briefing "Living with and surviving cancer", 10/07/2019 to 10/07/2019
    • Speaker at International Experience Exchange for Patient Organizations, 15/03/2017 to 16/03/2017
    • Speaker at Malaysian Experience Exchange for Patient Organisations (MEEPO) Capacity Building Workshop, 23/09/2016 to 06/10/2016
    • Launch of 'Elevating the Voice of Cancer Patients' Book, 19/07/2016 to 19/07/2016
    • Plenary speaker in the Empowering Cancer Survivors Forum, 28/05/2016 to 28/05/2016
    • Secretary of Together Against Cancer (TAC) Association Malaysia, 27/08/2015 to 09/10/2018
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Global Breast Cancer Initiative, 04/02/2021 to 03/02/2023, International, (Technical Advisor)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • JCO Oncology Practice , 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • British Journal of Cancer , 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • European Journal of Cancer Care , 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology , 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology , 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • European Journal of Cancer Care , 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • The Breast , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology, 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • European Journal of Cancer Care , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Cancer Policy , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • British Medical Journal , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology , 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • International journal of cancer , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Gastroenterology, 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • British Medical Journal (BMJ) , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • BMC Cancer , 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • British Journal of Urology International (BJU International), 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • The Breast , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA , 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA, 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology, 2016 to 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • European Journal of Cancer, 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Medical Journal of Malaysia , 2015 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Clinical Epidemiology , 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Cancer Epidemiology, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • European Journal of Cancer, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • British Journal of Cancer, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA , 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Medicine , 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • International Journal of Cancer, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Medicine, 2014 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA Oncology, 2014 (Article in Journal)
  • JAMA , 2014 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Clinical Epidemiology , 2013 to 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Preventive Medicine , 2012 to 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • International Journal of Cancer , 2012 to 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • BMC Cancer, 2012 to 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • British Journal of Cancer , 2012 to 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • PLoS One, 2011 to 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Lancet Commission on Women and Cancer, The Lancet, 2021 (International)
  • Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems, The Lancet, 2021 (International)
  • Visiting Fellow, Queen's University Belfast, 2021 (International)
  • COVID-19 and Cancer Task Force, King's College, Union for International Cancer Control, 2021 (International)
  • Section Editor: Cancer Survivorship, Cancer Control, 2021 (International)
  • Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Cancer, 2021 (International)
  • Visiting Fellow, Queen's University Belfast, 2019 (International)
  • Supervisor of Fullbright Scholar Student Researcher, Malaysian-American Commission Educational Exchange (MACEE), 2018 (International)
  • Young Scientist Network, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2018 (National)
  • Global surveillance of cancer survival, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, 2013 (International)
  • ASEAN Stakeholder Roundtable on Future Access to Cancer Care, George Institute (Australia) and ASEAN, 2012 (International)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • PASUKAN KHAS KAJIAN EPIDEMIOLOGI COVID-19 BAGI MENGAWAL PENULARAN WABAK COVID-19, MOSTI-KKM-KKMM-KPT, 2020 - 2021 (Committee Member)
  • South East Asia Cancer Control Leadership Forum, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, United States , 2014 - 2014 (Country Representative)
  • Research Methodology Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, 2014 - 2014 (Consultant )
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2021 (CERTIFICATE)
    • Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Technical Fellowship, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), 2021 (DISTINGUISH FELLOWSHIP)
    • Penyelidik Cemerlang (Penyelidik Muda) - Kategori Sains, University of Malaya, 2016 (RESEARCH)
    • ESMO Travel Grant, European Society of Medical Oncology, 2015 (RESEARCH)
    • Young Investigator Award, Asia Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention, 2012 (RESEARCH)
    • Young investigator fellowship, International Cancer Control Association, 2011 (RESEARCH)
    • Top oral presenter, Malaysian/ Egyptian Oncological Society, 2010 (RESEARCH)
    • International Scholar in Training, American Association for Cancer Research & Avon Foundation (USA), 2010 (RESEARCH)
    • AsiaLink PhD Fellowship, European Commission, 2008 (RESEARCH)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • Economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asian settings, Roche Malaysia Sdn Bhd, 01/09/2015 to 01/09/2017 (International)
    • Clinical Epidemiology / Research, National Clinical Research Centre, 01/09/2013 to 01/09/2017 (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PLENARY SPEAKER
  • Challenges in Cancer Survivorship, Primary Healthcare Cancer Forum 2018, 03/02/2018 to 04/08/2018, National Cancer Society Malaysia (National)
  • Economic Impact of Cancer In Malaysia, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Oncology Society, 17/10/2015 to 18/10/2015, Malaysian Oncology Society (National)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Worldwide differences in breast cancer incidence and outcomes: Focus on Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia Breast Cancer Symposium, 03/08/2018 to 05/08/2018, Breast Cancer Welfare Association, Malaysia (International)
  • Cancer Survivorship - Is it worth it?, 52nd Malaysia Singapore Congress of Medicine, 27/07/2018 to 29/07/2018, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (International)
  • OPTIMISING AND PRIORITISING SPEND, War on Cancer Asia, 20/03/2018 to 20/03/2018, Economist Events (International)
  • Managing financial toxicity from gynaecological cancers, Malaysian Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , 27/07/2017 to 30/07/2017, Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (National)
  • Predictors of financial catastrophe following cancer in a high middle income Asian country, ESMO Asia Conference, 16/12/2016 to 19/12/2016, European Society of Medical Oncology (International)
  • Economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asia, The war on cancer: Who pays?, 16/03/2016 to 17/03/2016, The Economist (International)
  • Economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asian settings, Policy Roundtable on ASEAN Readiness in Cancer Control, 20/08/2015 to 20/08/2015, The George Institute (Australia) (International)
  • Ethnic differences in breast cancer in Asia, Asian Oncology Summit, 11/04/2014 to 13/04/2014, The Lancet Oncology, and the Organisation for Oncology and Translational Research (OOTR) (International)
  • Is Breast Cancer any Different in Asian Women?, Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Summit 2014, 22/02/2014 to 23/02/2014, Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Summit Committee (International)
  • Breast Cancer Tumor Board: To Predict or Not, Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Oncology Society, 29/11/2013 to 01/12/2013, Malaysian Oncology Society (National)
  • EVENT ORGANISER
  • Value of adjuvant radiotherapy in triple negative breast cancer, 46th APACPH Conference , 17/10/2014 to 19/10/2014, APACPH/ University of Malaya (International)
  • Very early breast cancer presentations in a setting without organized screening: Predictors, management patterns, and outcomes , Singapore Malaysia Breast Cancer Research Meeting, 28/10/2013 to 29/10/2013, Breast Cancer Project (UM), National Clinical Research Centre (MOH), College of Surgeons of Malaysia (Academy of Medicine) (International)
  • ORAL PRESENTER
  • POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL TOXICITY FOLLOWING CANCER IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL, World Cancer Congress, 01/10/2018 to 04/10/2018, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) (International)
  • Prioritizing strategies to address the economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asia, European Society of Medical Oncology Conference , 18/12/2015 to 21/12/2015, European Society of Medical Oncology (International)
  • POSTER PRESENTER
  • Prognostic role of radiotherapy in triple negative breast cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 08/12/2015 to 12/12/2015, University of Texas Cancer Research Centre (International)
  • PRESENTER
  • What are the contributions of earlier detection and improved treatment towards the breast cancer survival gain seen in a middle income Asian setting?, International Cancer Control Congress, 04/11/2013 to 06/11/2013, International Cancer Control Congress Association (International)
  • OTHERS
  • Bringing it all together: Amplifying the patient voice, International Experience Exchange for Patient Organisations, 15/03/2017 to 16/09/2017, Hoffman La Roche (International)
  • Cancernomics of Care, World Cancer Congress, 31/10/2016 to 04/11/2016, The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) (International)
  • Effective Science Communication in the 21st Century, APEC Young Scientist Workshop 2, 30/09/2015 to 01/10/2015, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (International)
  • Geographical tumor board, Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Summit 2015, 28/03/2015 to 29/03/2015 (International)
  • Effective Science Communication in the 21st Century, APEC Young Scientist Workshop 1, 16/03/2015 to 17/03/2015, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (International)