UKM Graduate Student’s on Gastric Cancer won Second Place at GUT2016
By Nastura Nasir
Pix Gastroenterology Unit
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 July 2016 – The National University of Malaysia’s Gastroenterology Unit added another feather to its cap when its graduate student, Dr Tan Han Loong, won second place in the Best Research Paper Category at the Annual Scientific Conference of Malaysia Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GUT2016).
His project, titled ‘The Application Of Serum Biomarkes to Detect Pre-malignant Lesions In Gastric Corpus’, was done under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr Raja Affendi Raja Ali.
“In 2007, gastric cancer was the ninth most common cancer in Malaysia with 630 cases being diagnosed and most of the cases were detected at stage III and IV.” Said Prof. Madya Dr. Raja Affendi.
“Gastric cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage due to non-specific symptoms such as dyspepsia during the early stage. Therefore, effort is being made to detect gastric cancer at pre-malignant or early, curable stage,” he explained.
His research was shortlisted from a list that include studies done by renowned professors and other experts in the field
The GUT 2016, also saw Dr Rafiz and Associate Professor Dr Raja Affendi presenting a complicated case, ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease’, which was discussed with distinguished experts from America, Canada and Hong Kong.