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2005 :

  • Zain RB, Raja Latifah RJ, Razak IA, Ismail SM, Atiya SA, Hashim BY, Jallaludin A, Bustam AZ, Rahman ZAA, Krishnan G, Kipli NP, Samsudin AR, Nasir WM, Mahadzir WMW, Abraham MT, Norma J, Tay KK, Yuen KM, Cheong SC and Other MOCRI team members. Oral cancer and Precancer in Malaysia - The Database and Tissue Resource Bank.. Oral Oncology, MacMillan India; 2005. Vol 10: 3-12
  • Kumar SKS, Kipli NP, Zain RB, Choon YF, Peh KB: Expression of p53, pRb, Ki-67 and bcl-2 in Betel-quid induced Oral Mucosal Lesions. Oral Oncology, MacMillan India; 2005. Vol 10: 148 - 154
  • Kumar SKS, Cheong SC, Ismail SM, Zain RB. Human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Expression in Oral Carcinogenesis. J of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research 2005. 24(4): 207 - 214.
  • George BTY, Zain RB, Kumar SKS - Expression of p53 and PCNA at the tumour invasive front of oral squamous cell carcinoma - Malaysian Dental Journal 2005. 26(1): 10-17
  • Lee CN, Zain RB, Nurhayati ZA, Khoo SP, Kumar SKS - Expression of Ki-67 and MDM2 at the tumour invasive front in oral squamous cell carcinoma: relationship with clinicopathologic factors - Malaysian Dental Journal 2005. 26(2):72-82 .


2006 :

  • Ghazali N, Zain RB, Samsudin AR, Rahman RA - The incidence of mouth, tongue and lip cancers in Kelantan, Malaysia – Malaysian Dental Journal 2006. 27(2): 82-89


2007 :

  • Hamid S, Lim KP, Zain RB, Ismail SM, Lau SH, Wan Mustaffa WM, Abraham MT, Cheong SC. Establishment and characterization of Oral Cancer Cell lines as in-vitro Models to study a disease prevalent in Asia. - Int. J. Mol Med 2007; 19: 453-460.
  • Ghazali N, Zain RB, Samsudin AR, Rusdi AR, Othman N. A 5-year survey of oral and maxillofacial biopsies in Kelantan, Malaysia: 1994-1998. Malaysian Dental Journal 2007, 28(2): 83-91


2008 :

  • Dom R, Kareem S, Abidin B, Zain RB, Razak IA. Assessment of fuzzy models in the prediction of oral cancer susceptibility: A Malaysian case study - accepted for publication in Electronic J of Health Informatics
  • Dom R, Kareem S, Abidin B, Raja Latifah RJ, Cheong SC, Zain RB. Oral Cancer Prediction Model for Malaysian Sample. Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer 2008, 7(4): 209-214


2009 :

  • Cheong SC, Chandramouli GVR, Saleh A, Zain RB, Lau SH, Sivakumaren S, Pathmanathan R, Prime SS, Teo SH, Patel V, Gutkind JS. Gene expression in human oral squamous cell carcinoma is influenced by risk factor. Oral Oncol 2009; 45(8): 712-719
  • Amtha R., Cheong S.C., Zain R.B., Razak I.A., Basuki B., Roeslan B.O., Gautama W., Purwanto D.J. GSTM1, GSTT1 and CYP1A1 polymorphism and risk of oral cancer: a case-control study in Jakarta population, Indonesia. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 2009;10(1): 21-26
  • Hamid S, Yang YH, Karen-Ng LP, Ismail SM, Zain RB, Lim KP, Abraham MT, Wan-Mustaffa WM, Teo SH, Cheong SC. MDM2 SNP309 does not confer an increased risk to oral squamous cell carcinoma but may modulate the age of disease onset. Oral Oncology 2009; 45: 496-500
  • Zain RB, Ghani WMN, Razaz IA, Raja Latifah RJ, Samsuddin AR, Sok Ching Cheong, Norlida Abdullah, Ismail AR, Hussaini H, Norain AB, Jallaludin A,Building Partnership in Oral Cancer Research in a Developing Country - Processes and Barriers. Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev 2009; 10(3): 513-518
  • Amtha R., Zain R.B., Razak I.A., Basuki B., Roeslan B.O., Gautama W., Purwanto D.J. Dietary patterns and risk of oral cancer: a factor analysis study in Jakarta population Indonesia. Oral Oncology 2009;45(8): 49-53
  • Ismail S, Zain RB, Abraham M, Yaacob H. Ameloblastic carcinoma (Spindle cell variant). Pathology 2009; 41 (3): 292-295
  • Ismail SM, Abraham MT, Zaini ZM, Yaacob H, Zain RB. Metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma to the mandible: a case report. Cases Journal 2009; 2:6533


2010 :

  • Saleh A, Zain Rb, Hussaini H, Ng F, Tanavde V, Hamid S, Chow AT, Lim GS, Abraham MT, Teo SH, Cheong, SC. 2010. Transcriptional profiling of oral squamous cell carcinoma using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples Oral Oncology 2010; 46(5): 379-386.
  • Saleh A., Zain RB., Tanavde V., Cheong SC. "Transcriptional profiling of oral squamous cell carcinoma using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples." Reply to 'letter of editor'. 2010. Oral Oncology.
  • Chien-Hung Lee, Albert Min-Shan Ko, Saman Warnakulasuriya, Bang-Liang Yin, Sunarjo, Rosnah Binti Zain, Salah Osman Ibrahim, Zhi-Wen Liu, Wen-Hui Li, Shan-Shan Zhang, Kuntoro, Budi Utomo, Palandage Sunethra Rajapakse, Supun Amila Warusavithana, Ishak Abdul Razak, Norlida Abdullah, Prashanta Shrestha, Aij-Lie Kwan, Tien-Yu Shieh, Mu-Kuan Chen and Ying-Chin Ko. Intercountry prevalences and practices of betel-quid use in south, southeast and eastern Asia regions and associated oral preneoplastic disorders: An international collaborative study by Asian betel-quid consortium of south and east asia. International Journal of Cancer (2010).
  • Govindasamy V, Abdullah AN, Ronald VS, Musa S, Ab Aziz ZAC, Zain RB, Totey S, Bhonde RR, Abu Kasim NH. 2010. Inherent Differential Propensity of Dental Pulp Stem Cells Derived from Human Deciduous and Permanent Teeth. Journal of Endodontics 36(9): 1504-1515.


2011 :

  • Saini R, Tang TH, Zain RB, Cheong SC, Musa KI, Saini D, Ismail AR, Abraham MT, Wan-Mustafa WM, Santhanam J. 2011. Significant association of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) but not of p53 polymorphisms with oral squamous cell carcinomas in Malaysia. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2011; 137(2):311-20.
  • Ghani WM, Razak IA, Yang YH, Talib NA, Ikeda N, Axell T, Gupta PC, Handa Y, Abdullah N, Zain RB. Factors affecting commencement and cessation of betel quid chewing behaviour in Malaysian adults. BMC Public Health. 2011;11(1):82
  • Schleyer T, Mattsson U, Ní Ríordáin R, Brailo V, Glick M, Zain RB, Jontell M. Advancing oral medicine through informatics and information technology: a proposed framework and strategy. Oral Disease 2011.
  • Doss JG, Thomson WM, Drummond BK, Raja Latifah RJ. 2011. Validity of the FACT-H&N (v 4.0) among Malaysian oral cancer patients. Oral oncology.


2012 :


2013 :

  • Chang SW, Abdul-Kareem S, Merican AF, Zain RB. Oral cancer prognosis based on clinicopathologic and genomic markers using a hybrid of feature selection and machine learning methods. BMC Bioinformatics. 2013 May 31;14(1):170
  • Chang HY, Hor SY, Lim KP, Zain RB, Cheong SC, Rahman MA, Karsani SA. Oral cancer secretome: Identification of cancer associated proteins. Electrophoresis. 2013.
  • Ghani WM, Doss JG, Jamaluddin M, Kamaruzaman D, Zain RB. Oral Cancer Awareness and its Determinants among a Selected Malaysian Population. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(3):1957-63
  • Vincent-Chong VK, Anwar A, Karen-Ng LP, Cheong SC, Yang YH, Pradeep PJ, Rahman ZA, Ismail SM, Zaini ZM, Prepageran N, Kallarakkal TG, Ramanathan A, Mohayadi NA, Rosli NS, Mustafa WM, Abraham MT, Tay KK, Zain RB. Genome wide analysis of chromosomal alterations in oral squamous cell carcinomas revealed over expression of MGAM and ADAM9. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e54705.
  • Zanaruddin SN, Saleh A, Yang YH, Hamid S, Mustafa WM, Khairul Bariah AA, Zain RB, Lau SH, Cheong SC. Four-protein signature accurately predicts lymph node metastasis and survival in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Hum Pathol. 2013 44(3):417-26.
  • Zain RB, Athirajan V, Ghani WM, Razak IA, Raja Latifah RJ, Ismail SM, Sallam AA, Bustam AZ, Rahman ZA, Hussien A, Talib N, Cheong SC, Jallaludin A. An oral cancer biobank initiative: a platform for multidisciplinary research in a developing country. Cell Tissue Bank. 2013;14(1):45-52.
  • George KT, Anand R, Ganasalingam S, Zain RB. Multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as an oral lesion. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2013 Jan;17(1):106-9.
  • Jessie K, Jayapalan JJ, Ong KC, Abdul Rahim ZH, Zain RM, Wong KT, Hashim OH. Aberrant proteins in the saliva of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Electrophoresis. 2013, 34(17):2495-502
  • Khor GH, Froemming GRA, Zain RB, Abraham MT, Omar E, Tan SK, Tan AC, Vincent-Chong VK, and Thong KL. DNA Methylation Profiling Revealed Promoter Hypermethylation-induced Silencing of p16, DDAH2 and DUSP1 in Primary Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 2013; 10(12):1727-1739
  • Zanaruddin SN, Yee PS, Hor SY, Kong YH, Ghani WM, Mustafa WM, Zain RB, Prime SS, Rahman ZA, Cheong SC. Common oncogenic mutations are infrequent in oral squamous cell carcinoma of asian origin. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 4;8(11):e80229
  • Kallarakkal TG, Ramanathan A, Zain RB. Verrucous Papillary Lesions: Dilemmas in Diagnosis and Terminology. Int J Dent. 2013;2013:298249
  • Wong G, Ha K, Himratul-Aznita W, Yang Y, Wan Mustafa W, Yuen K, Abraham M, Tay K, Karen-Ng L, Cheong S, Zain R. Seropositivity of HPV 16 E6 and E7 and the risk of oral cancer. accepted for publication in oral diseases.


2014 :

  • Karsani SA, Saihen NA, Zain RB, Cheong SC, Abdul Rahman M. Comparative proteomics analysis of oral cancer cell lines: identification of cancer associated proteins.Proteome Sci. 2014;12(1):3
  • Mu AK, Chan YS, Kang SS, Azman SN, Zain RB, Chai WL, Chen Y. Detection of host-specific immunogenic proteins in the saliva of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Immunoassay Immunochem. 2014;35(2):183-93
  • Dionne KR, Warnakulasuriya S, Zain RB, Cheong SC. Potentially malignant disorders of the oral cavity: Current practice and future directions in the clinic and laboratory. Int J Cancer. 2014
  • Lee CH, Chiang SL, Ko AM, Hua CH, Tsai MH, Warnakulasuriya S, Ibrahim SO, Sunarjo, Zain RB, Ling TY, Huang CL, Lane HY, Lin CC, Ko YC. Betel-quid dependence domains and syndrome associated with betel-quid ingredients among chewers: an Asian multi-country evidence. Addiction. 2014
  • Ramanathan A, Mahmoud HA, Hui LP, Mei NY, Valliappan V, Zain RB. Oral extranodal non Hodgkin's lymphoma: series of forty two cases in Malaysia. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(4):1633-7.
  • Salahshourifar I, Vincent-Chong VK, Kallarakkal TG, Zain RB. Genomic DNA copy number alterations from precursor oral lesions to oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2014;50(5):404-412.
  • Saleh A, Kong YH, Vengu N, Badrudeen H, Zain RB, Cheong SC. Dentists' perception of the role they play in early detection of oral cancer. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(1):229-37.
  • Siow MY, Karen-Ng LP, Vincent-Chong VK, Marhazlinda J, Abraham MT, Rahman ZA, Kallarakkal TG, Yang YH, Cheong SC, Zain RB. Dysregulation of miR-31 and miR-375 expression is associated with clinical outcomes in oral carcinoma. Oral Dis. 2014;20(4):345-51.
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