Wei-Shieng Chieng

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The purpose was to validate the use of RUNX3 as a potential biomarker for detection of cancer in serum samples and to determine its sensitivity alone and in combination with p16, RASSF1A and CDH1 using methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP). We examined the promoter methylation status of RUNX3, p16, RASSF1A and CDH1 by MSP using the serum of(More)
Lynch syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder due to mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes, causing young onset colorectal cancer and extra-colonic cancers such as endometrial and stomach cancers. We genotyped MLH1 and MSH2 in patients suspected to have Lynch syndrome and correlated patient clinical characteristics and family history with deleterious(More)
AIMS Little is known about the acceptance of clinical cancer genetic testing in Asians. We surveyed the attitudes and perceived motivators and barriers to genetic testing immediately after genetic counseling in at-risk patients for hereditary cancer in a cancer genetics clinic in Singapore, and compared the responses of actual test acceptors and decliners.(More)
Cancer genetics is now an established oncology subspecialty with the primary prevention role of identifying high-risk individuals through genetic information for enrolment into screening and preventive programmes. Integrated into major Western centres since the late 1990s, such a programme has been established in Singapore since 2001. Our programme has(More)
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