Peritoneal cancer is often a late stage presentation for various gastrointestinal and ovarian cancers. Combined approach of surgery and chemotherapy has shown a significant improvement in survival for these patients. The presentation will provide an update on the types of peritoneal cancers and the advances in treatment options.
About the speaker
Dr Ho graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia and completed his General Surgical training in Singapore. In 2009 he was awarded a MOH scholarship and completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship in Canada, becoming one of only a handful of surgeons in Singapore with this recognition. It was there that he devoted 2 years of training towards Head and Neck/Endocrine Surgery as well as Advanced Abdominal Surgery focusing on cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS + HIPEC).
Upon his return, Dr Ho founded the Head and Neck surgical service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Department of Surgery. This service provided surgical treatment for thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland as well as cancers in the mouth and neck regions. He is credited with performing the first endoscopic thyroid surgery as well as robotic thyroid surgery at the hospital.
Dr Ho also founded the Surgical Oncology service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, focusing on treatment for advanced abdominal cancers arising from colorectal cancer, gynaecological cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is credited with performing the first CRS + HIPEC for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis.