Medical Oncology

The Division of Medical Oncology has a large team of specialists seeing up to 6,000 new cases a year.  All consultants are qualified in general oncology, while having a sub-specialty focus to maximise the quality of clinical care in that particular area.

Multidisciplinary teams – many experts, one patient

Cancer care often requires multiple specialists.  By teaming up with our colleagues in radiation oncology, surgical oncology and palliative medicine, we ensure that patient care is consistently delivered at the highest level.

We are organised into the following sub-specialist teams:

Tumour Specific Teams
  • Gastro-Intestinal
Oesophageal, gastric, intestinal, colon, rectum, anal and hepatobiliary cancers including liver, gallbladder, bile duct
  • Thoracic
  • Head & Neck
  • Uro-genital
Lung, mesothelioma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, kidney, prostate, bladder, germ cell cancers
  • Women’s Cancers
Breast, ovarian, cervical, endometrium
  • Lymphoma & Sarcoma
Hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma, soft tissue and bone sarcoma
Focus groups
  • Cancer genetics
  • Oncology in the Elderly

We are continuously upgrading and expanding our clinical services to keep up with the rapid developments in Oncology worldwide. 

Our Medical Oncology Doctors

Find our specialists here.


Visiting Scientist

Dr Chua Boon Tin


Services


- Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
- Hormonal Therapy
- Targeted Drugs
- Personalised Cancer Treatment
- Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant
- Early Clinical Trial Research
- Cancer Genetics Service


NCCS Oncology Clinic at CGH

In April 2013, NCCS partnered Changi General Hospital (CGH) to start a satellite outpatient clinic in the East. The clinic, which is housed in CGH and managed by NCCS medical specialists and staff, will offer cancer patients living in the east the convenience of getting cancer treatment near their homes. They will enjoy the same consistent level of medical and quality care similar to patients seeking treatment at NCCS. These services include specialist outpatient consultation (Medical Oncology) and outpatient chemotherapy. For appointments, please call: 6436 8000 or visit: www.cgh.com.sg 


FAQs

  1. What are the treatments available and how do they affect me?

    The treatments available are chemotherapy and targeted therapies.

    Cytotoxic chemotherapy targets rapidly dividing cells, and can destroy cancer cells.  However certain cells that divide more frequently may also be affected. There are common side effects for some cancer treatments, for example hair loss, skin rash and diarrhoea.  Some chemotherapy may also cause nausea and vomiting.  Your doctor or pharmacist may provide medications to counteract these symptoms. 

    Targeted therapies are a new generation of cancer treatments. They attack specific receptors on cancer cells.  Side effects are generally less severe than cytotoxic chemotherapy.  In addition to skin rash and diarrhoea, these drugs can also cause reactions that mimic allergies occasionally.  These will be closely monitored.

    Patients are advised to report any symptoms to your attending nurse or doctor. If you feel unwell, you should either seek further medical advice from the walk-in clinic, or visit the A&E at Singapore General Hospital after office hours.

  2. What should I do if I have a fever?

    Certain chemotherapy may cause the blood count to drop and affect the white cells and temporarily weakens your immune system.  If you develop a fever that is more than 38°C and are on chemotherapy, you should seek further medical advice from the walk-in clinic or the Department of Emergency Medicine at the hospital.