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This is a curated collection of surgical (and other relevant) research authored by Monash Malaysia staff & medical students, as well as recent surgical research from other sources.

Student & Staff Publications

Paediatric Gliomas: BRAF and Histone H3 as Biomarkers, Therapy and Perspective of Liquid Biopsies
REVIEW ARTICLE

This review article aims to ascertain updated biomarkers and its diagnostic and prognostic value in low and high-grade gliomas in a paediatric population while considering potential targeted therapies.

Tan, Jean Y.; Wijesinghe, Ipalawattage V.S.; Alfarizal Kamarudin, Muhamad N.; Parhar, Ishwar. 2021. “Paediatric Gliomas: BRAF and Histone H3 as Biomarkers, Therapy and Perspective of Liquid Biopsies” Cancers 13, no. 4: 607. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13040607


Challenges and Perspectives of Standard Therapy and Drug Development in High-Grade Gliomas
review article

This review article explores the current practices and future advances in the use of therapeutics for high-grade gliomas (HGGs).

Chelliah, Shalini S.; Paul, Ervin A.L.; Kamarudin, Muhamad N.A.; Parhar, Ishwar. 2021. “Challenges and Perspectives of Standard Therapy and Drug Development in High-Grade Gliomas” Molecules 26, no. 4: 1169. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26041169


Surgical Site Infection (SSI): Emergency vs Elective Surgery, A Prospective Cohort Study
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

The incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) is compared between emergency and elective surgeries in a single-centre prospective study. It also determines if surgeon seniority accounts for a possible difference in incidence.

Cheong, Anderson & Gandhi, Anil & Ahmed, Najnin & Azmah, Tuan & Tuan Mat, Tuan. (2019). Surgical Site Infection (SSI): Emergency vs Elective Surgery, A Prospective Cohort Study [Conference presentation]. 22nd Asian Congress of Surgery. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343318257_Surgical_Site_Infection_SSI_Emergency_vs_Elective_Surgery_A_Prospective_Cohort_Study


Density of breast: An independent risk factor for developing breast cancer, a prospective study at two premium breast centers
ORIGINAL RESEARCH

In this prospective cohort study across two centres, the density of breast is investigated as an independent risk factor for the development of breast cancer.

Lo, CH,  Chai, XY,  Ting, SSW, et al.  Density of breast: An independent risk factor for developing breast cancer, a prospective study at two premium breast centers. Cancer Med.  2020; 9: 3244– 3251. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.2821


A retrospective study on breast cancer presentation, risk factors, and protective factors in patients with a positive family history of breast cancer
SHORT COMMUNICATION

A retrospective study from January 2007 to December 2016 to explore breast cancer presentation, risk factors and protective factors in patients with a family history of breast cancer compared to patients with a negative family history.

Liaw YY, Loong FS, Tan S, On SY, Khaw E, Chiew Y, Nordin R, Mat TN, Arulanantham S, Gandhi A. A retrospective study on breast cancer presentation, risk factors, and protective factors in patients with a positive family history of breast cancer. Breast J. 2020 Mar;26(3):469-473. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13520. Epub 2019 Sep 4. PMID: 31486157.