PERSONAL DETAIL


Associate Prof. Dr. Nirmala A/p Bhoo Pathy

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
 
  nirmala.bhoo.pathy@um.edu.my
  Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
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BIBLIOMETRIC DATA


 Total Articles in Publication List  68
 Articles With Citation Data  67
 Sum of the Times Cited   846
 Average Citations per Article   12.63
 h-index   13
 Co-authors   Collaboration Network
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BIOGRAPHY


I graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Malaya in 2001, and subsequently obtained a Master of Public Health with distinction in 2008. Following a fellowship award from the European Union, I completed my masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology with cum laude, followed by a PhD in Cancer Epidemiology from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands in 2011.

Currently employed as an Associate Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Malaya, I am tasked to teach clinical epidemiology, and research methods to medical undergraduates and postgraduates, and serve as a research consultant to clinical professionals in University Malaya Medical Centre.I am also a research consultant for the Ministry of Health Malaysia, and undertake part time teaching in Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom.

My research career has a clear focus on optimizing life after cancer through research on cancer prognosis/ survival, treatment outcomes, and patient-centered outcomes in Asian settings. I am currently the principal investigator of phase III of the ACTION (Asean CosTs In ONcology) study, which comprise close to 10,000 cancer patients from eight low- and middle income member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN). The phase III of ACTION study is expected to provide evidence for Southeast Asian nations to prioritize policies that will reduce financial loss and premature deaths associated with cancer.

I coordinate the Singapore-Malaysia Breast Cancer Working Group, comprising epidemiologists, breast surgeons, and oncologists from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands, which aims to improve the understanding on breast cancer in Asian women. Am a member of the CONCORD working group, which examines disparities in cancer survival across the globe (http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/eph/ncde/cancersurvival/research/concord/). I am also actively involved in research activities within the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Cohort Study, looking at the association between diet, nutrition and physical activity and risk of cancer (http://epic.iarc.fr/).

 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • THE NETHERLANDS EPIDEMIOLOGY SOCIETY, Registered Member, 2012, (International)
  • INTERNATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, Registered Member, 2014, (International)
  • Japan Epidemiological Association, Registered Member, 2015, (International)
  • European Society of Medical Oncology, Member, 2016 to 2021, (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Coordinator, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 01/01/2017 (Coordinator of Epidemiology Unit)
  • Committee Member, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 26/05/2015 (International Relations and Alumni)
  • Programme Coordinator, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, 01/12/2013 to 31/08/2015 (Doctor of Public Health)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Cancer Epidemiology (clinical epidemiology; cancer; prognosis; etiology; Asian; )


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2011
  • Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Outcome: A Global Perspective (sole author). Publisher: Utrecht University, Netherlands; Nov, 2011. No. of pages: 150 
Chapter in Book

2012
  • Tea in Health and Disease Prevention. Publisher: Academic Press (Elsevier). No. of pages: 17. 
Article in Academic Journals

2017
  • See MH1, Bhoo-Pathy N2, Jamaris S1, Kiran A1, Evan, G. 3, 4, Yip CH1, Taib NA1. Lifetime risk of contralateral breast cancer in a middle income Asian country is low: Evidence to guide post-treatment surveillance.World Journal SUrgery (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Matz M, Coleman MP, Carreira H, Salmerón 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. (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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) (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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) (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • 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) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hui M, et al.Validation of the CancerMath prognostic tool for breast cancer in Southeast Asia. BMC Cancer 2016 (accepted) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Navarrete-Muñoz 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Islam T, Bhoo-Pathy N, Su TT, et al. Malaysian Breast Cancer Survivorship Cohort (MyBCC): A Study Protocol. BMJ Open 2015 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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] (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Lim J, Bhoo-Pathy N, Sothilingam S, Malek R, Sundram M, Tan GH, Bahadzor B, Ong TA, Ng KL, Abdul Razack AH. (2015) Cardiovascular risk factors and ethnicity are independent factors associated with lower urinary tract symptoms. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130820. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0130820 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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. (ISI-Indexed)
  • HS Wong, et al. The predictive accuracy of PREDICT: A personalized decision-making tool for Southeast Asian women with breast cancer. Medicine 2015 (accepted) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2014
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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 (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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 Suivival of Single Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancers Differ from Double Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancers? Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 15(18): 7959- 7964. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2013
  • 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 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

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-ISI/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 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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-ISI/Non-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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2011
  • Liew SM, Bhoo Pathy N, Hairi NN, et al. Access to medical journals in Malaysia. Med J Malaysia 2011;66(2):162-3 (Non-ISI/Non-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-ISI/Non-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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • 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. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

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-ISI/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; (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
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 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • ASSESSING OCCUPATIONAL CARCINOGEN EXPOSURE AMONG EMPLOYEES OF SELECTED MANUFACTURING SECTORS IN MALAYSIA, Consultant, 2016 - 2018, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Breast Cancer Risk Attributable With Mammographic Density Of The Breast And Body Fat, Consultant, 2015 - 2018, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • Renal Stone Profile: Clinical And Dietary Correlates In The Calculi Formation, Consultant, 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • Lipofilling In Breast Surgery: Volumetric Assessment Between Centrifuged And Pure Fat Graft, Consultant, 2015 - 2018, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • Effect of Preoperative Curcumin in Breast Cancer Patients, Consultant, 2015 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • Vitamin D And Risk Of Breast Cancer In Malaysia, Consultant, 2015 - 2018, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • MyHPV- The Malaysian HPV Prevalence Survey, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016, Extramural, (National)
  • Clinical Epidemiology, Consultant, 2011 - 2016, High Impact Research - Ministry of Education (HIR-MOE) Cycle 1, (National)
  • Breast Cancer Research Project (Clinical Epidemiology), Principal Investigator(PI), 2010 - 2014, High Impact Research (HIR), (National)
  • European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition
  • Global surveillance of cancer survival (CONCORD programme)
  • Singapore-Malaysia Breast Cancer Working Group

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • Economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asian settings, 2015-2015, Roche Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • Clinical Epidemiology / Research, 2013-2013, National Clinical Research Centre

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Penyelidik Cemerlang (Penyelidik Muda) - Kategori Sains, University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Esmo Travel Grant, European Society of Medical Oncology, 2015, (International)
  • Young Investigator Award, Asia Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention, 2012, (International)
  • Young Investigator Fellowship, International Cancer Control Association, 2011, (International)
  • Top Oral Presenter, Malaysian/ Egyptian Oncological Society, 2010, (International)
  • International Scholar in Training, American Association for Cancer Research & Avon Foundation (Usa), 2010, (International)
  • Asialink Phd Fellowship, European Commission, 2008, (International)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


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, 2013-11-04 to 2013-11-06, International Cancer Control Congress Association, (International)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Breast Cancer Tumor Board: To Predict or Not, Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Oncology Society, 2013-11-29 to 2013-12-01, Malaysian Oncology Society, (National)
  • Is Breast Cancer any Different in Asian Women?, Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Summit 2014, 2014-02-22 to 2014-02-23, Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Summit Committee, (International)
  • Ethnic differences in breast cancer in Asia, Asian Oncology Summit, 2014-04-11 to 2014-04-13, The Lancet Oncology, and the Organisation for Oncology and Translational Research (OOTR), (International)
  • Economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asian settings, Policy Roundtable on ASEAN Readiness in Cancer Control, 2015-08-20 to 2015-08-20, The George Institute (Australia), (International)
  • Economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asia, The war on cancer: Who pays?, 2016-03-16 to 2016-03-17, The Economist, (International)
  • Predictors of financial catastrophe following cancer in a high middle income Asian country, ESMO Asia Conference, 2016-12-16 to 2016-12-19, European Society of Medical Oncology, (International)
  • Managing financial toxicity from gynaecological cancers, Malaysian Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology , 2017-07-27 to 2017-07-30, Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, (National)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Economic Impact of Cancer In Malaysia, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Oncology Society, 2015-10-17 to 2015-10-18, Malaysian Oncology Society, (National)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Very early breast cancer presentations in a setting without organized screening: Predictors, management patterns, and outcomes , Singapore Malaysia Breast Cancer Research Meeting, 2013-10-28 to 2013-10-29, Breast Cancer Project (UM), National Clinical Research Centre (MOH), College of Surgeons of Malaysia (Academy of Medicine), (International)
  • Value of adjuvant radiotherapy in triple negative breast cancer, 46th APACPH Conference , 2014-10-17 to 2014-10-19, APACPH/ University of Malaya, (International)
POSTER
  • Prognostic role of radiotherapy in triple negative breast cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2015-12-08 to 2015-12-12, University of Texas Cancer Research Centre, (International)
ORAL
  • Prioritizing strategies to address the economic impact of cancer in Southeast Asia, European Society of Medical Oncology Conference , 2015-12-18 to 2015-12-21, European Society of Medical Oncology, (International)
OTHERS
  • Effective Science Communication in the 21st Century, APEC Young Scientist Workshop 1, 2015-03-16 to 2015-03-17, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, (International)
  • Geographical tumor board, Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Summit 2015, 2015-03-28 to 2015-03-29, (International)
  • Effective Science Communication in the 21st Century, APEC Young Scientist Workshop 2, 2015-09-30 to 2015-10-01, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), (International)
  • Cancernomics of Care, World Cancer Congress, 2016-10-31 to 2016-11-04, The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), (International)
  • Bringing it all together: Amplifying the patient voice, International Experience Exchange for Patient Organisations, 2017-03-15 to 2017-09-16, Hoffman La Roche, (International)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Cancer, 2017, (International)
  • Young Scientist Network, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2015, 24, (National)
  • Global surveillance of cancer survival, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, 2013, 24, (International)
  • ASEAN Stakeholder Roundtable on Future Access to Cancer Care, George Institute (Australia) and ASEAN, 2012, 24, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Research Methodology Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Consultant, 2014-2014, (University)
  • South East Asia Cancer Control Leadership Forum, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, United States, Country Representative, 2014-2014, (International)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • JAMA, Article In Journal ,  (2017)
  • JAMA, Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • JAMA Oncology, Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2015)
  • European Journal of Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Cancer Epidemiology, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • JAMA Oncology, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • British Journal of Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • European Journal of Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • JAMA Oncology, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • JAMA, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Medicine, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • International Journal of Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Medicine, Article In Journal ,  (2014)
  • JAMA Oncology, Article In Journal ,  (2014)
  • JAMA, Article In Journal ,  (2014)
  • Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2015)
  • BMC Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2015)
  • Preventive Medicine, Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2015)
  • International Journal of Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2015)
  • British Journal of Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2015)
  • PLoS One, Article In Journal ,  (2011 - 2015)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Speaker at International Experience Exchange for Patient Organizations, (International), 15/03/2017 until 16/03/2017
  • Speaker at Malaysian Experience Exchange for Patient Organisations (MEEPO) Capacity Building Workshop, (National), 23/09/2016 until 06/10/2016
  • Launch of 'Elevating the Voice of Cancer Patients' Book, (National), 19/07/2016 until 19/07/2016
  • Plenary speaker in the Empowering Cancer Survivors Forum, (National), 28/05/2016 until 28/05/2016
  • Secretary of Together Against Cancer (TAC) Association Malaysia, (National), 27/08/2015 until 26/08/2017