Prof Pierce Chow is an academic HPB surgeon and has researched extensively on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He was the Chapter of Surgeon’s Gold Medallist at the conjoint Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh/M.Med (Surgery) examination in 1994 and subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in Liver Transplantation with Professor Russell Strong in Australia.
Prof Chow has specific interest in down-staging locally advanced HCC to curative resection and transplantation using radioembolisation and immunotherapy. He leads collaborative research on intra-tumoral genomic, immunomic and metabolomic heterogeneity in HCC and their applications to precision medicine. He co-founded the Asia-Pacific HCC Trials Group and has been the protocol chair of 5 multi-national trials. In 2012 the NMRC conferred him the National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award for improving clinical outcomes of patients with his research on Liver Cancer.
In 2016 Prof Chow was awarded the NMRC Translational-Clinical Research Grant for the National Flagship Program in Liver Cancer and has commenced the multi-national PLANET study (Precision Medicine in Liver Cancer Asia-Pacific Network). In 2017 he received additional funding from BMRC to develop the multi-institutional PuRPOSE Program to develop a patient-specific diagnostic and predictive platform to improve the treatment of liver cancer.