The 5-year disease-free survival rate was 44%. In multivariate analysis, factors predicting better disease-free survival were age younger than 1.4 years at diagnosis (hazard ratio [HR], 0.42; P = .005), 0 to 1 HLA disparities in the donor/recipient pair (HR, 0.4; P = .009), and karyotype other than monosomy 7 (HR, 0.5; P = .02).
The effect of ABO blood group incompatibility on the outcome of single-unit cord blood transplantation following myeloablative conditioning.
- Singapore Cord Blood BankLaboratory Director / Cord Blood Bank Director (NetCord-FACT), 2013 - present
- Singapore Cord Blood BankLaboratory Director, 2012 - present
- Singapore General Hospital, Dept. of HaematologySenior Research Scientist, 2010 - 2012
- Singapore Cord Blood BankQuality Assurance Manager, 2011 - 2012
- Singapore Cord Blood BankDeputy Laboratory Director, 2009 - 2011
I am especially interested in the research and development of cord blood ex vivo expansion. I am also interested in long-term technical development, financial viability and sustainability of public cord blood banking. My goal is to make public cord blood banking a self-sustaining operations, so that it can provide a stable supply of high-quality hematopoietic stem cell resources to all ethnicities and ages for life-saving transplantation treatments at an affordable price.
- University of British Columbia, BC, CanadaPh.D. Medical Genetics and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology
- University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaB.Sc. Biological Sciences (Honours)
- W. D. Lowe Secondary School, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- Yan Chai Hospital Lim Por Yen Secondary School (仁濟醫院林百欣中學), Hong Kong
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