I graduated from Clare College, Cambridge with Triple First Class Honours in Medical Sciences and obtained Distinctions in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Pathology. I completed my house jobs and basic surgical training in Addenbrooke's, Papworth and Wycombe General Hospital, then undertook a DPhil in Oxford characterising Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells, working with Professor Sir Walter Bodmer and Professor Neil Mortensen. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University, I started my academic clinical lectureship and higher surgical training in the Oxford Deanery in 2011.
1999 James D Watson Fund Research Scholar, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
1999 Clare College Scholarship
1999 George Graham Prize
2000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Research Scholar, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
2000 Clare College Foundation Scholarship
2001 William Butler Prize for Medical Sciences, Clare College
2001 PPP Healthcare Award, Cambridge University Clinical School
2003 Clare College Prize for outstanding performance in Finals
2007 Domus Merit Award, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford
2007 Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship
2008 Research Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of England
2009 Sir Alan Parks Research Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of England
2009 Royal Society of Medicine Travelling Fellowship
2013 Harry E Bacon Foundation Award - Best Basic Science Podium Presentation at ASCRS (American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, USA
2014 Goodger Scholarship, University of Oxford
MA (Cantab), MBBChir, MRCS, DPhil
- Fluorescence Image Guided Surgery
- Robotic Surgery
My research focuses on the biology of colorectal cancer to help the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
More than 40,000 patients in the UK are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, and approximately 55% of patients survive this type of cancer for five years or more.
My research interest is clinical translational research, in particular, Fluorescece Image Guided Surgery (FIGS). We are developing new techniques to identify normal anatomy and abnormal pathology during surgery which can help guide surgeons during procedures.
Academy of Medical Sciences - Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers
Bowel Disease Research Foundation
MRC - Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS)
Cancer stem cells from colorectal cancer-derived cell lines.
Yeung TM. et al, (2010), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107, 3722 - 3727
Hypoxia and lineage specification of cell line-derived colorectal cancer stem cells.
Yeung TM. et al, (2011), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108, 4382 - 4387
Advances in endoscopic visualization of colorectal polyps.
Yeung TM. and Mortensen NJ., (2011), Colorectal Dis, 13, 352 - 359
Colorectal cancer stem cells.
Yeung TM. and Mortensen NJ., (2009), Dis Colon Rectum, 52, 1788 - 1796
Regulation of self-renewal and differentiation by the intestinal stem cell niche.
Yeung TM. et al, (2011), Cell Mol Life Sci, 68, 2513 - 2523
Fluorescence imaging in colorectal surgery.
Yeung TM., (2021), Surg Endosc
Intraoperative identification and analysis of lymph nodes at laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery using fluorescence imaging combined with rapid OSNA pathological assessment.
Yeung TM. et al, (2018), Surg Endosc, 32, 1073 - 1076
Stem cell differentiation and lumen formation in colorectal cancer cell lines and primary tumors.
Ashley N. et al, (2013), Cancer Res, 73, 5798 - 5809
Quality analysis of patient information on surgical treatment of haemorrhoids on the internet.
Yeung TM. and D'Souza ND., (2013), Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 95, 341 - 344
Myofibroblast activation in colorectal cancer lymph node metastases.
Yeung TM. et al, (2013), Br J Cancer, 108, 2106 - 2115
Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells: a missed opportunity.
Watson RA. et al, (2012), J Neurotrauma, 29, 2593 - 2594
The management of acute spinal cord injury: What the future holds
Watson RA. et al, (2012), 89 - 121
Assessment of the quality of patient-orientated Internet information on surgery for diverticular disease.
Yeung TM. and Mortensen NJ., (2012), Dis Colon Rectum, 55, 85 - 89
Visceral adiposity is associated with increased risk of anastomotic leakage following surgery for colorectal cancer
Yeung TM. et al, (2011), Journal of Surgical Radiology, 2, 188 - 193
What is the potential of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells to successfully treat human spinal cord injury?
Watson RA. and Yeung TM., (2011), BMC Neurol, 11