Honorary Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon; MRC-Academy of Medical Sciences Tenure-track Clinician Scientist
Mr Liau is an Honorary Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon with a clinical interest in minimally-invasive hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Concurrently, he is an MRC-Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist at the University Department of Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was fellowship-trained in HPB Surgical Oncology and Abdominal Multiorgan Transplantation at the Toronto General Hospital, Canada. He obtained a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh and received surgical training in Cambridge, Hong Kong, Paris and Edinburgh. He was also previously the International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (IHPBA) Kenneth Warren Fellow at the Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA and the Cambridge University Parke-Davis Exchange Fellow with the University of Toronto, Canada.
His research interests are focused on the biology and therapy of pancreatic cancer and neoadjuvant clinical trials of novel therapeutics for pancreatic cancer. His laboratory investigations study the roles of DNA repair genes in the genetic evolution of pancreatic cancer. Such genes have been implicated in the development of sporadic and hereditary pancreatic cancer. The long-term goal is to use the research findings for personalized pancreatic cancer therapy.
Feretis M, Ghorani E, Iype S, Davies S, Brais R, Duckworth A, Basu B, Jamieson NV, Huguet E, Jah A, Praseedom RK, Harper SJ, Liau S-S (2017) Development of a prognostic model that predicts survival following pancreaticoduodenectomy for ampullary cancer. Pancreas 2017.
Al-Adra D, Gill RS, Axford SJ, Shi X, Kneteman N, Liau S-S (2015) Treatment of unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with yttrium-90 radioembolisation: a systematic review and pooled analysis. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 41 (1):120-7.
Cassidy L, Liau S-S*, Venkitaraman AR (2014) Chromosome instability and carcinogenesis: insights from murine models of human pancreatic cancer associated with BRCA2 inactivation. Molecular Oncology. 8(2):161-8 (* Joint first author).
Liau S-S, Qureshi MS , Praseedom R, Huguet E (2013) Molecular pathogenesis of hepatic adenomas and its implications for surgical management. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 17:1869-82 (2012 Impact factor: 2.361).
Areas of expertise
HPB surgical oncology, pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary cancer