Cheng Seok Quah

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BACKGROUND Erythrocytes are transfused to treat or prevent imminent inadequate tissue oxygenation. 2,3-diphosphoglycerate concentration decreases and oxygen affinity of hemoglobin increases (P50 decreases) with blood storage, leading some to propose that erythrocytes stored for 14 or more days do not release sufficient oxygen to make their transfusion(More)
Background:Data characterising long-term survivors (LTS) with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) are limited. This analysis describes LTS using registHER observational study data.Methods:A latent class modelling (LCM) approach was used to identify distinct homogenous patient groups (or classes) based on(More)
Limited data exist regarding treatment patterns and outcomes in elderly patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). registHER is an observational study of patients (N = 1,001) with HER2-positive MBC diagnosed within 6 months of enrollment and followed until death, disenrollment, or June 2009 (median follow-up 27 months). Outcomes were(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available describing the natural history of patients with HER2-positive and hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We examined first-line treatment patterns and clinical outcomes in patients with HER2-positive, HR-positive MBC in a real-world setting. METHODS registHER is a prospective, observational(More)
AIM MERiDiAN evaluated plasma vascular endothelial growth factor-A (pVEGF-A) prospectively as a predictive biomarker for bevacizumab efficacy in metastatic breast cancer (mBC). METHODS In this double-blind placebo-controlled randomised phase III trial, eligible patients had HER2-negative mBC previously untreated with chemotherapy. pVEGF-A was measured(More)
CONTEXT Determining human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status is critical for the management of early-stage breast cancer (ESBC). An understanding of HER2 testing practices can provide insight into how test results influence the use of HER2-directed therapy. OBJECTIVE To assess HER2 testing, HER2+ disease, and HER2-directed therapy in ESBC at(More)
Improvements in screening and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer are associated with decreased recurrence, which may have the effect of increasing the proportion of patients presenting with first-line de novo versus recurrent metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Here, we describe and compare patients with de novo versus recurrent human epidermal growth factor 2(More)
This study examined how individuals in their respective teams contributed to innovation performance besides defining the term of innovation in their own respective views. This study also identified factors that motivated University staff to contribute to the innovation products. In addition, it examined whether there is a significant relationship between(More)
124 Background: Improved outcomes with HER2-directed therapies highlight the importance of standardized testing for HER2 positivity. This study aimed to assess HER2 testing practices, rate of HER2+ disease, and trastuzumab use in early breast cancer (EBC) at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) a National Cancer Institute-Designated Center and member of the(More)
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