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Asst Prof Yang Meijuan Grace

Asst Prof Yang Meijuan Grace


Senior Consultant

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Specialty: Supportive and Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Palliative Care, Supportive Care.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Division of Supportive & Palliative Care National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Director, Research SingHealth Duke-NUS Supportive & Palliative Care Centre

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor


Dr Grace Yang graduated from University of Cambridge in 2005 and obtained MRCP (UK) in 2008. She completed her specialist training in Palliative Medicine in National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) in January 2014 and joined NCCS, where she is now a Senior Consultant. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Alongside clinical work, Dr Grace Yang is also actively pursuing research and is currently involved in projects on spirituality, quality of life and health services research.


  • BA (Pharmacology), University of Cambridge, UK
  • MBBChir, University of Cambridge, UK
  • MA, University of Cambridge, UK
  • MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians (UK) MPH (Clinical effectiveness), Harvard University

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • NMRC research training fellowship
  • ​NMRC transition award

Research Interests

  • Palliative Care 
  • Quality of Life 
  • Spirituality 
  • Health services research


  • Ozdemir S, Malhotra C, Teo I, Yang GM, Kanesvaran R, Yee A, et al. Palliative Care Awareness Among Advanced Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2019;48:241-6.
  • Rohde GE, Young T, Winstanley J, Arraras JI, Black K, Boyle F, Bredart A, Costantini A, Guo J, Irarrazaval ME, Kobayashi K, Kruizinga R, Navarro M, Omidvari S, Serpentini S, Spry N, van Laarhoven H, Yang GM and Vivat B. Associations between sex, age and spiritual well-being scores on the EORTC QLQ-SWB32 for patients receiving palliative care for cancer: A further analysis of data from an international validation study. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2019;28(6):e13145.
  • Yang GM, Hui-Shan Neo S, Teo I, Lee GL, Thumboo J, Chia J, et al. Exploring the Score Equivalence of the English and Chinese Versions of the Brief Assessment Scale for Caregivers. Journal of Patient Experience. 2019;7(2):200-7.
  • Yang GM, Pang GS, Lee GL, Neo PSH, Wong YY, Qu DL, et al. Validation of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Tool in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Indian J Palliat Care. 2019;25(3):374-8.
  • Yang GM, Pang GS-Y, Lee GL, Neo PSH, Wong YY, Qu DL, et al. Validation of the English and translated Chinese version of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Tool for cancer caregivers (CNAT-C). Progress in Palliative Care. 2019;27(3):103-8.
  • Zhuang Q, Yang GM, Neo SH, Cheung YB. Validity, Reliability, and Diagnostic Accuracy of the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale for Assessment of Dyspnea in Adult Palliative Care Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019;57(2):304-10.
  • Cheung YB, Neo SHS, Yang GM, Lee GL, Teo I, Koh ARX, et al. Two valid and reliable short forms of the Singapore Caregiver Quality of Life Scale were developed: SCQOLS-10 and SCQOLS-15. J Clin Epidemiol. 2020;121:101-8.
  • Teo I, Vilardaga JP, Tan YP, Winger J, Cheung YB, Yang GM, et al. A feasible and acceptable multicultural psychosocial intervention targeting symptom management in the context of advanced breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2020;29(2):389-97.
  • Zhuang Q, Lau ZY, Ong WS, Yang GM, Tan KB, Ong MEH, et al. Sociodemographic and clinical factors for non-hospital deaths among cancer patients: A nationwide population-based cohort study. PLoS One. 2020;15(4).
  • Cheung YB, Neo SHS, Yang GM, Teo I, Lee GL, Qu DLM, et al. Reference values for and interpretation of the Singapore Caregiver Quality of Life Scale: a quantile regression approach. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2020;4(1):34.

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