Hepatocellular Carcinoma

More awareness, earlier diagnosis of hepatitis urged

Hongkongers need to know more about hepatitis and be diagnosed quicker, the World Hepatitis Alliance said yesterday.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The City Digest item headlined 'Microwave technology tackles liver cancer' published on page C1 on March 31 wrongly stated that the treatment was introduced by Chinese University. The university in question was the University of Hong Kong.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Patients 'not for experimenting'

Any doctor who supervised a procedure on a patient when he did not have the skill or experience to do so was essentially experimenting on that patient, the Court of Appeal said yesterday.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Doctor was wrongly struck off, hearing told

It was inappropriate for the Medical Council to find a doctor guilty of performing a radio frequency treatment without adequate training when the council had not defined what the proper training was, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Doctor 'qualified to perform treatment'

Lam Kui-chun, a doctor and former legislator charged with professional misconduct over a procedure carried out in 2001, was reasonably qualified to provide the treatment that preceded a patient's death, two defence witnesses told a Medical Council hearing yesterday.

22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Treatment fairly new to me: doctor

A doctor and former legislator has been accused of professional misconduct after a patient with a liver tumour died following therapy using radio waves.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Crime fighter or carer, it comes down to compassion

Stephen Char Shik-ngor wears two different hats every day.

By day, the 55-year-old senior assignment officer with the Independent Commission Against Corruption investigates graft suspects. But at night he reaches out to help liver cancer patients wash and eat while counselling their devastated relatives.

3 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Hardly a case for closure

Any public medical authority faced with unlimited demand and finite resources has to face up to the unenviable task of making tough decisions about who should get treatment first and how best to organise resources.

18 Dec 2002 - 12:00am