A team from National University Health System has successfully conducted a liver transplantation on a Stage 4 colorectal cancer patient whose cancer has spread to the liver. Madam Lim Gek Meng was initially diagnosed at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in October 2020 and was immediately put on chemotherapy. In July 2022, Mdm Lim successfully underwent liver transplant at National University Centre for Organ Transplantation, in a multicentre initiative involving more than 50 professionals across National University Health System, including National University Hospital and National University Cancer Institute Singapore. This was Singapore's first such transplant and according to current literature, the first in the region.
The team led by A/Prof Glenn Bonney, Consultant in National University Hospital's Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Adult Liver Transplantation Programme at National University Centre for Organ Transplantation and Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute Singapore, as well as international experts, formulated a set of consensus guideline with 44 criteria to select and manage patients who are candidates for the liver transplant.
Channel NewsAsia cited
A/Prof Bonney as saying that he felt privileged to be able to work in a system
that can generate such care, where a Stage 4 colorectal cancer patient is able
to be cancer-free following the transplant.
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