Francis Seow-Choen

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Colorectal cancer has risen in incidence to become the second commonest form of cancer in Singapore. The primary treatment is surgery but up to 50% of patients still suffer from recurrence of the cancer after surgery. Early identification of recurrence will increase the effectiveness of therapy and the survival of patients. This paper describes the CARES(More)
The NM23-H1 gene product has been recently identified as a potential metastasis suppressor. Studies on breast carcinomas have shown an inverse correlation between NM23-H1 status and stage of carcinogenesis and overall survival. However, in colorectal cancer, conflicting data have been reported. This study aimed to investigate whether NM23-H1 immunostaining(More)
Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) is frequent at the chromosomal region 11q22-q23 in several types of tumours of diverse cell origin. Previous investigations of LOH at this chromosomal region in colorectal carcinoma have been contradictory in their findings, and have only included between 1-4 loci. In order to define any regions of LOH on 11q23, we investigated(More)
The advent of total mesorectal excision (TME) together with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic colorectal surgery and robotic surgery has improved surgical results. However, the incidence of bladder and sexual dysfunction remains high. This may be particularly distressing for the patient and troublesome to manage for the surgeon when it does(More)
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