Chon Boon Eng

Chon Boon Eng
National University Health System · Tissue Repository and Hospital-based Cancer Registry



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Citations since 2017
2 Research Items
18 Citations
Additional affiliations
August 2011 - present
National University of Singapore
  • Lecturer
  • Lecture on the topic of “Tissue banking and ethics” under the elective module CDM5102: Translational Cancer Research. This module is part of the School of Medicine Graduate Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


Publications (16)
Biobanking is a costly activity that manages valuable and sometimes irreplaceable specimens. These specimens must be managed and protected carefully as the loss of specimens can destroy years of research efforts, and potentially result in reputational damage to the institution. Therefore, risk management, mitigation, and disaster recovery plans mus...
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Recent years have seen a great many natural disasters-superstorms, droughts, earthquakes, among others-as well as, in the biobanking world, the constant threat of man-made disaster with everything from freezer malfunctions to theft. To help inform the increasingly important issue of protection from, and recovery after, disasters, Biopreservation an...
T he question is concise but the answer depends both on the interpretation of the sometimes awkward word ''transnational'' and on the perspective on two assumptions that underlie the question. I will cover these in turn and then address the question. What does transnational mean? It means across regions that host groups of people with a unifying go...
Conference Paper
Background The Cardiovascular Tissue Bank in the National University Health System, Singapore, stores leftover tissues removed from adult cardiac surgeries for possible future research with patients’ consent and ethical approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Long ischemia time may affect important biomarkers, and it was found to be inc...
Conference Paper
Aim: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in adult, underscoring the need for improved methods to diagnose and treat these conditions early. The ability to use human cardiovascular tissue for research is critical to better understand the biology of cardiovascular tissue in normal and disease circumstances and translate advances into...


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