Yin Bin Cheung

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Affiliation: National Cancer Centre
Country: Singapore

Publications

  1. ncbi The need for collaboration between clinicians and statisticians: some experience and examples
    Y B Cheung
    Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 30:552-5. 2001
  2. ncbi Discriminative ability of the short-form 36 health survey: a tale of two versions
    Y B Cheung
    National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 14:555-9. 2005
  3. ncbi Order effects in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients
    Yin Bun Cheung
    National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 13:1217-23. 2004
  4. ncbi Birthweight and psychological distress in adult twins: a longitudinal study
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Acta Paediatr 93:965-8. 2004
  5. ncbi On the definition of gestational-age-specific mortality
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 160:207-10. 2004
  6. ncbi Modelling variability of quality of life scores: a study of questionnaire version and bilingualism
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 13:897-906. 2004
  7. pmc Quick-FLIC: validation of a short questionnaire for assessing quality of life of cancer patients
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Br J Cancer 90:1747-52. 2004
  8. ncbi Measuring quality of life in Chinese cancer patients: a new version of the Functional Living Index for Cancer (Chinese)
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:376-80. 2003
  9. ncbi Quick-FLIC--a short questionnaire for assessing quality of life of cancer patients
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Acta Oncol 42:36-42. 2003
  10. ncbi Age at diagnosis and the choice of survival analysis methods in cancer epidemiology
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:38-43. 2003

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  1. ncbi The need for collaboration between clinicians and statisticians: some experience and examples
    Y B Cheung
    Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 30:552-5. 2001
    ..The aim is to convince both parties the importance of a truly collaborative effort...
  2. ncbi Discriminative ability of the short-form 36 health survey: a tale of two versions
    Y B Cheung
    National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 14:555-9. 2005
    ..This may translate into differences in discriminative ability and sample size requirement...
  3. ncbi Order effects in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients
    Yin Bun Cheung
    National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 13:1217-23. 2004
    ..The reasons and implications of the absence of an order effect are discussed. We conclude that presentation order is unlikely to alter the responses to the two HRQoL instruments...
  4. ncbi Birthweight and psychological distress in adult twins: a longitudinal study
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Acta Paediatr 93:965-8. 2004
    ..To assess the relation between birthweight and psychological distress as measured by the Malaise Inventory in adult twins...
  5. ncbi On the definition of gestational-age-specific mortality
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Am J Epidemiol 160:207-10. 2004
    ..All of the definitions are valid when used and interpreted correctly. The choice of which definition to adopt depends on the specific issues one attempts to address. Calls for abandoning the conventional definitions are not justified...
  6. ncbi Modelling variability of quality of life scores: a study of questionnaire version and bilingualism
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
    Qual Life Res 13:897-906. 2004
    ..Furthermore, bilingual and monolingual persons may differ in cognition and responses to questionnaires...
  7. pmc Quick-FLIC: validation of a short questionnaire for assessing quality of life of cancer patients
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Br J Cancer 90:1747-52. 2004
    ..The shortening of established health-related quality of life instruments should be considered in order to reduce the burden of having patients to answer lengthy questionnaires...
  8. ncbi Measuring quality of life in Chinese cancer patients: a new version of the Functional Living Index for Cancer (Chinese)
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 32:376-80. 2003
    ..We modified its visual analogue scale (VAS) to an ordered categorical scale and changed some of the wording in the instrument. This study examined the measurement properties of the modified FLIC...
  9. ncbi Quick-FLIC--a short questionnaire for assessing quality of life of cancer patients
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Acta Oncol 42:36-42. 2003
    ..It is concluded that the shortening of established health-related quality of life instruments is viable in oncology research...
  10. ncbi Age at diagnosis and the choice of survival analysis methods in cancer epidemiology
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:38-43. 2003
    ..The relative survival approach agrees with the Cox model with age as the time scale. We maintain that a careful clarification of research purpose and a careful choice of methods are necessary...
  11. pmc Association between psychological symptoms in adults and growth in early life: longitudinal follow up study
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore 169610
    BMJ 325:749. 2002
    ..To test the hypothesis that birth weight for gestational age and weight gain in early childhood have a long term association with psychological distress in adults...
  12. ncbi Early origins and adult correlates of psychosomatic distress
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Soc Sci Med 55:937-48. 2002
    ..The results support the hypothesis of a biological link between perinatal factors and psychological distress in adults. The strengths of the associations were compared with those between the outcome and adult correlates...
  13. ncbi A confirmatory factor analysis of the 12-item General Health Questionnaire among older people
    Yin Bun Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:739-44. 2002
    ..Previous studies of its factor structure were often based on samples of young persons and on exploratory factor analysis techniques. The results varied from suggesting one to three factors...
  14. ncbi Zero-inflated models for regression analysis of count data: a study of growth and development
    Yin Bin Cheung
    National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, 169610 Singapore
    Stat Med 21:1461-9. 2002
    ..The usual approach of recording and analysing the milestone as a binary outcome, such as whether the child can build a tower of three cubes, may leave out important information...
  15. ncbi Adjustment for selection bias in cohort studies: an application of a probit model with selectivity to life course epidemiology
    Y B Cheung
    Division of Clinical Trials and Epidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:1238-43. 2001
    ..037) relation between birth weight and mental health than an ordinary probit regression model (P = 0.170). Interpretation and practical considerations are discussed...
  16. doi A phase II trial of induction gemcitabine and vinorelbine followed by concurrent vinorelbine and radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
    Swan Swan Leong
    National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    Lung Cancer 67:325-9. 2010
    ..The median PFS was 8 months and median OS was 17 months. The regimen was tolerable, with a 21% grade 3/4 neutropenia rate and 38% grade 2/3 esophagitis rate...
  17. doi Triplet combination of gemcitabine, paclitaxel, and carboplatin followed by maintenance 5-fluorouracil and folinic acid in patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma
    Swan Swan Leong
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Cancer 113:1332-7. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to assess the efficacy of a 3-drug combination followed by maintenance treatment in patients with metastatic NPC...
  18. ncbi Assessment of human papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr virus in lung adenocarcinoma
    Wan Teck Lim
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore 169610, Republic of Singapore
    Oncol Rep 21:971-5. 2009
    ..Across all stages HPV and EBV staining was absent from all tissues examined. It is unlikely that HPV or EBV is an important etiological agent in adenocarcinoma of the lung, even among the never-smokers...
  19. doi Correlation between epidermal growth factor receptor mutations and expression of female hormone receptors in East-Asian lung adenocarcinomas
    Chee Keong Toh
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    J Thorac Oncol 5:17-22. 2010
    ..We aimed to assess the expression of female hormone receptors in East-Asian lung adenocarcinomas, their correlation with EGFR mutations, and prognostic significance...
  20. ncbi Survival of small-cell lung cancer and its determinants of outcome in Singapore
    Chee Keong Toh
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:181-8. 2007
    ..The survival and epidemiology of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) in Singapore has not been described. We aim to present the characteristics as well as determine the survival outcome and important prognostic factors for SCLC patients...
  21. ncbi A randomized phase II trial of single-agent gemcitabine, vinorelbine, or docetaxel in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who have poor performance status and/or are elderly
    Swan Swan Leong
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    J Thorac Oncol 2:230-6. 2007
    ..We aimed to evaluate tolerability and efficacy of three single-agent regimens in these patients...
  22. ncbi Differences between small-cell lung cancer and non-small-cell lung cancer among tobacco smokers
    Chee Keong Toh
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610, Singapore
    Lung Cancer 56:161-6. 2007
    ..05-5.31; p=0.037) compared to the men. Our findings suggest that cumulative smoking exposure in terms of pack-years smoked is an important determining factor for the preferred development of SCLC among smokers...
  23. ncbi Never-smokers with lung cancer: epidemiologic evidence of a distinct disease entity
    Chee Keong Toh
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, Singapore
    J Clin Oncol 24:2245-51. 2006
    ..It is increasingly being recognized that never-smokers can be afflicted with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aim to assess survival differences between smokers and never-smokers with NSCLC...
  24. ncbi Unilateral breast edema in two patients with malignant pleural effusion
    Chee Keong Toh
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center, Singapore
    Tumori 90:501-3. 2004
    ..We postulate a possible pathophysiology for the association between breast edema and malignant pleural effusion. The principle of management when one encounters similar cases would be to treat the underlying pleural effusion...
  25. ncbi Paclitaxel, carboplatin, and gemcitabine in metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a Phase II trial using a triplet combination
    Swan Swan Leong
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center, Singapore
    Cancer 103:569-75. 2005
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  26. ncbi A unique pair of monozygotic twins with concordant clear cell renal cell carcinoma: a case report
    Min Han Tan
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 39:61-3. 2010
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  27. ncbi The role of pemetrexed combined with gemcitabine for non-small-cell lung cancer
    Joanne Ngeow
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Curr Drug Targets 11:61-6. 2010
    ..In this paper, we review the pemetrexed-gemcitabine combination in the treatment of NSCLC patients with regards to the rationale, clinical activity as well as the future directions for this new 2-drug combination...
  28. doi The changing epidemiology of lung cancer
    Chee Keong Toh
    Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    Methods Mol Biol 472:397-411. 2009
    ..Unless we eliminate tobacco smoking completely, lung cancer will continue its wrath into the 21st century...