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Kian H. Lim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Oncology

Specialty Areas

Medical Oncology
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Hepatobiliary Cancer

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Gastrointestinal oncology, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, novel therapeutics, clinical trial.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital 
Siteman Cancer Center
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: 314-747-7222

Office Phone: (314) 747-1171

Education

Education

Fellow, Medical Oncology: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 2013
Resident Physician: Physician-Scientist Training Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2009
Medical Degree: National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan 1999
PhD: Duke University, Molecular Cancer Biology Program, Durham, North Carolina 2006
Clinical Fellow, Hematology & Oncology: Physician-Scientist Training Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2010

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Vision Improvement with Refractive Correction Does Not Completely Exclude Major Eye Diseases: Analyses of Visually Impaired South Korean Population in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2011.
Suh YW, Lee JS, Heo H, Park SH, Kim SH, Lim KH, Moon NJ, Lee SJ, Park SH, Baek SH
J Ophthalmol. 2017; 20173412904. doi: 10.1155/2017/3412904.

PMID:
    29318038
    [PubMed]
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Exposure to tobacco secondhand smoke and its associated factors among non-smoking adults in smoking-restricted and non-restricted areas: findings from a nationwide study in Malaysia.
Lim KH, Teh CH, Nik Mohamed MH, Pan S, Ling MY, Mohd Yusoff MF, Hassan N, Baharom N, Dawam ND, Ismail N, Ghazali SM, Cheong KC, Chong KH, Lim HL
BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 8; 8(1)e017203. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017203.

PMID:
    29317411
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early postoperative changes of motor alignment after surgery for intermittent exotropia.
Bae SH, Lee YB, Rhiu S, Lee JY, Choi MY, Lim KH, Choi DG
Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan 5; doi: 10.1007/s00417-017-3868-6.

PMID:
    29305730
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Pacritinib to inhibit JAK/STAT signaling in refractory metastatic colon and rectal cancer.
Regenbogen T, Chen L, Trinkaus K, Wang-Gillam A, Tan BR, Amin M, Pedersen KS, Park H, Suresh R, Lim KH, Ratchford E, Brown A, Lockhart AC
J Gastrointest Oncol. 2017 Dec; 8(6)985-989. doi: 10.21037/jgo.2017.08.16.

PMID:
    29299358
    [PubMed]
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Transcatheter Retrieval of Embolized Atrial Septal Defect Occluder Device by Waist Capture Technique.
Her AY, Lim KH, Shin ES
Int Heart J. 2017 Dec 27; doi: 10.1536/ihj.17-227.

PMID:
    29279534
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Endovascular treatment of renal arterial perforation after blunt trauma: Case report.
Lim KH, Ryeom HK, Park J
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Dec 16; 42208-211. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.11.069.

PMID:
    29275235
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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GNA13 expression promotes drug resistance and tumor-initiating phenotypes in squamous cell cancers.
Rasheed SAK, Leong HS, Lakshmanan M, Raju A, Dadlani D, Chong FT, Shannon NB, Rajarethinam R, Skanthakumar T, Tan EY, Hwang JSG, Lim KH, Tan DS, Ceppi P, Wang M, Tergaonkar V, Casey PJ, Iyer NG
Oncogene. 2017 Dec 19; doi: 10.1038/s41388-017-0038-6.

PMID:
    29255247
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Unusual phenethylamine-containing alkaloids from Elaeocarpus tectorius.
Ezeoke MC, Krishnan P, Sim DS, Lim SH, Low YY, Chong KW, Lim KH
Phytochemistry. 2018 Feb; 14675-81. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2017.12.003.

PMID:
    29247894
    [PubMed - in process]
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Outcomes of Asian patients with localized prostate cancer treated with combined intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy: A single institution experience.
Ng IWS, Tey JCS, Soon YY, Tseng MSF, Chen D, Lim KHC
Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2017 Nov 23; doi: 10.1111/ajco.12819.

PMID:
    29171166
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Tumor-adjacent tissue co-expression profile analysis reveals pro-oncogenic ribosomal gene signature for prognosis of resectable hepatocellular carcinoma.
Grinchuk OV, Yenamandra SP, Iyer R, Singh M, Lee HK, Lim KH, Chow PK, Kuznetsov VA
Mol Oncol. 2018 Jan; 12(1)89-113. doi: 10.1002/1878-0261.12153.

PMID:
    29117471
    [PubMed - in process]
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Germline variations at <i>JAK2</i>, <i>TERT</i>, <i>HBS1L-MYB</i> and <i>MECOM</i> and the risk of myeloproliferative neoplasms in Taiwanese population.
Chiang YH, Chang YC, Lin HC, Huang L, Cheng CC, Wang WT, Cheng HI, Su NW, Chen CG, Lin J, Chang YF, Chang MC, Hsieh RK, Chou WC, Lim KH, Kuo YY
Oncotarget. 2017 Sep 29; 8(44)76204-76213. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.19211.

PMID:
    29100304
    [PubMed]
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Clinical management of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma in Singapore: missed opportunities for genetic testing.
Chew WHW, Courtney E, Lim KH, Li ST, Chen Y, Tan MH, Chung A, Khoo J, Loh A, Soh SY, Iyer P, Loh LM, Ngeow J
Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2017 Sep; 5(5)602-607. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.313.

PMID:
    28944243
    [PubMed]
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Physical activity and overweight/obesity among Malaysian adults: findings from the 2015 National Health and morbidity survey (NHMS).
Chan YY, Lim KK, Lim KH, Teh CH, Kee CC, Cheong SM, Khoo YY, Baharudin A, Ling MY, Omar MA, Ahmad NA
BMC Public Health. 2017 Sep 21; 17(1)733. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4772-z.

PMID:
    28934939
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Bis-benzopyrroloisoquinoline Alkaloid Incorporating a Cyclobutane Core and a Chlorophenanthroindolizidine Alkaloid with Cytotoxic Activity from Ficus fistulosa var. tengerensis.
Al-Khdhairawi AAQ, Krishnan P, Mai CW, Chung FF, Leong CO, Yong KT, Chong KW, Low YY, Kam TS, Lim KH
J Nat Prod. 2017 Oct 27; 80(10)2734-2740. doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.7b00500.

PMID:
    28926237
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance as viewed by haematology healthcare professionals.
McShane CM, Murphy B, Lim KH, Anderson LA
Eur J Haematol. 2018 Jan; 100(1)20-26. doi: 10.1111/ejh.12962.

PMID:
    28885714
    [PubMed - in process]
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Germline Mutations in Cancer Predisposition Genes are Frequent in Sporadic Sarcomas.
Chan SH, Lim WK, Ishak NDB, Li ST, Goh WL, Tan GS, Lim KH, Teo M, Young CNC, Malik S, Tan MH, Teh JYH, Chin FKC, Kesavan S, Selvarajan S, Tan P, Teh BT, Soo KC, Farid M, Quek R, Ngeow J
Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 6; 7(1)10660. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10333-x.

PMID:
    28878254
    [PubMed - in process]
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Phenotype-driven precision oncology as a guide for clinical decisions one patient at a time.
Chia S, Low JL, Zhang X, Kwang XL, Chong FT, Sharma A, Bertrand D, Toh SY, Leong HS, Thangavelu MT, Hwang JSG, Lim KH, Skanthakumar T, Tan HK, Su Y, Hui Choo S, Hentze H, Tan IBH, Lezhava A, Tan P, Tan DSW, Periyasamy G, Koh JLY, Gopalakrishna Iyer N, DasGupta R
Nat Commun. 2017 Sep 5; 8(1)435. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00451-5.

PMID:
    28874669
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of <i>Panax Ginseng</i> for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Advanced Cancer.
Yennurajalingam S, Tannir NM, Williams JL, Lu Z, Hess KR, Frisbee-Hume S, House HL, Lim ZD, Lim KH, Lopez G, Reddy A, Azhar A, Wong A, Patel SM, Kuban DA, Kaseb AO, Cohen L, Bruera E
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Sep; 15(9)1111-1120. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.0149.

PMID:
    28874596
    [PubMed - in process]
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Lack of a Prognostic Impact of the MyD88 L265P Mutation for Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Patients Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.
Lee YS, Liu J, Fricano KA, Webb EM, Toolsie DR, Jones S, Rhoads JA, Vij R, Cashen AF, Abboud CN, Westervelt P, Bartlett NL, Dipersio JF, Kreisel FH, Lim KH
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Dec; 23(12)2199-2204. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.08.022.

PMID:
    28847710
    [PubMed - in process]
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Gender-dimorphic effects of adipose-derived stromal vascular fractions on HUVECs exposed to oxidative stress.
Lim S, Kim IK, Choi JW, Seo HH, Lim KH, Lee S, Lee HB, Kim SW, Hwang KC
Int J Med Sci. 2017; 14(9)911-919. doi: 10.7150/ijms.19998.

PMID:
    28824330
    [PubMed - in process]
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Areas of Research Interest

The relationship between inflammation and cancer progression, which are both present in most gastrointestinal malignancies. Novel therapeutic strategies that will enhance response to chemotherapy and radiation in order to improve patient survival and decrease disease recurrence.