Dr Keng Ng

BSc(Med); MBBS (UNSW); MS (UM); FRCS (Urol)(Glasgow)

PhD candidate


    Investigation of biomarkers to aid in the differentiation of renal tumors, especially renal oncocytomas from chromophobe renal cell carcinomas.

    To investigate novel and established molecular biomarkers through the comprehensive analysis of plasma, urine and tissue samples from patients with RCC to distinguish between benign RO and malignant chRCC and other RCC phenotypes.

    chromophobe RCC and renal oncocytoma

    About me

    Graduated from UNSW Med School in 1999 and then returned to Malaysia, where I completed my general surgery and Urology training, culminating in FRCS(Urol)(Glasgow). Interested in all urological diseases and aspects of urological surgeries, with special interest in renal tumours.  



    Ethnicity is an independent determinant of age-specific PSA level: findings from a multiethnic Asian settingJasmine Lim, Nirmala Bhoo Pathy; Selvalingam Sothilingam; Rohan Malek; Murali Sundram; Badrul Hisham Bahadzor; Keng Lim Ng; Sivaprakasam Sivalingam; Azad Hassan Abdul Razack.Plos One, 14/7/14 accepted


    Evaluation of steroid hormones and their receptors in development and progression of renal cell carcinomaNigel C Bennett,Retnagowri Rajandram, Keng Lim Ng, Glenda C GobeJournal of Kidney cancer and VHL, 2014, vol 1 no 2; 17-25


    Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-associated Factor-1 (TRAF-1) expression is increased in renal cell carcinoma patient serum but decreased in cancer tissue compared with normal: potential biomarker significance.R Rajandram,  NY Yap, J Pailoor, AHA Razack, KL Ng, TA Ong,C Morais , GC GobePathology, accepted May 2014.


    Rapidly enlarging renal tumor during pregnancy: diagnostic and management dilemmaKor Wei Tiang, Keng Lim Ng, Antonio Vega-Vega, Simon WoodJournal of Kidney Cancer and VHL; 2014; vol 1: 1; 12-16.


    Resistance Of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinomas To Chemo And Immunotherapy: Clinicians’ PerspectiveKeng Lim Ng, Simon T WoodAdvances In Drug Resistance Research; chapter 7; Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, USA, 2014.


    Reiter's syndrome post intravesical  Bacillus Calmette-GuérinKeng Lim Ng, Chong Beng ChuaAsian Journal of Surgery; accepted 27/1/2014


    Decreasing apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain (ARC) is associated with disease progression and drug resistance of renal cell carcinomaKL Ng, ST Wood, JC Ding, TS Jayasuriya, DA Vesey, GC Gobe, C Morais.BJUI, Vol 113, Supp 4, A43.


    Assessment of sexual function and satisfaction in patients with renal cell carcinoma and inferior vena cava tumour thrombusKL Ng, S Wood, E ChungBJUI, Vol 113, Supp 4, A104.


    A management dilemma of a rapidly enlarging chromophobe renal cell carcinoma during pregnancyKW Tiang, KL Ng, A Vega-Vega, S Wood.BJUI, Vol 113, Supp 4, A146.


    Investigation of tumour necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 1 expression in renal cell carcinoma from a single Asian centreR Rajandram, NY Yap, J Pailoor, AHA Razack, KL Ng, C Morais, G Gobe.BJUI, Vol 113, Supp 4, A185.


    Outcome and important surgical considerations in the management of inferior vena cava tumour thrombus in patients with renal cell carcinoma: a single centre experienceKL Ng, SWoodBJUI, Vol 113, Supp 4, A264




    Urine of patients with early prostate cancer contains lower levels of light chain fragments of inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor and saposin B but increased expression of an inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor heavy chain 4 fragment.Jayapalan JJ, Ng KL, Shuib AS, Razack AH, Hashim OH.Electrophoresis, 2013, 00, 1-7


    Randomised controlled trial comparing standard pelvic floor muscle exercises versus Vibrance kegel Device enhanced pelvic floor muscle exercises in women with stress urinary incontinenceKL Ng, JRS Ting, TA Ong, SY Khong, AH RazackBritish Journal of Urology International (BJUI) supplements, Vol 111, sup 1, April 2013, pg107


    A rare case report of superior vena caval syndrome secondary to metastatic renal cell carcinomaNg KL, Ong TA, Looi LM, Htun TH, Razack AHJournal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan; accepted 24/9/2013 for June 2014 issue


    Chromosome 7 aneuploidy in clear cell and papillary renal cell carcinoma: Detection using silver in situ hybridization technique.Pailoor J, Rajandram R, Yap NY, Ng KL, Wang Z, Iyengar KR. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2013;56:98-102


    Antegrade repositioning of memokath stent in malignant uretero-ileal anastomotic stricture : a case reportKeng Lim Ng, Ouzrieah Nawawi , Bee Kuan Lim , Thi Ha Htun , Norman Dublin , Azad Hassan RazackAsian Journal of Surgery; accepted on 24/9/2013


    Differentiation of oncocytoma from chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (RCC):- can novel biomarkers help solve an old problem?Keng Lim Ng, Retnogowri Rajandram, Christudas Morais, yap Ning Yi, Hema Samaratunga, Glenda C Gobe, Simon T Wood.Journal of Clinical Pathology; doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2013-201895


    Clinical prognostic factors and survival outcome of Renal Cell Carcinoma patients – A Malaysian single centre perspectiveNY Yap, KL Ng, TA Ong, J Pailoor, G Gobe C, CC Ooi, AH Razack, N Dublin,  C Morais, R Rajandram.Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol 15 ; accepted 26/11/13


    Correlation of serum creatinine at day 14 and 180 post renal transplant with allograft kidney volume measured radiologicallyKeng Lim Ng, MAH Iqbal, F Farhana, WY Kong, LP Tan, KP Ng, SK LimNephrology  09/2013; 18(Supp 1):54.


    Molecular characteristics of renal cell carcinoma - a study using TRAF-1 and a Malaysian patient cohortR Rajandram, NY Yap, J Pailoor, AH Razack, KL Ng, G Gobe, C MoraisNephrology  08/2013; 18(Supp 1):47.


    Evaluating the characteristics of newly diagnosed renal cell carcinoma to improve patient outcomeNY Yap, R Rajandram, J Pailoor, AH Razack, TA Ong, KL Ng, C Morais, G GobeNephrology 08/2013; 18(Supp 1):34.


    Research fields

    Renal tumours