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Division of Surgical Oncology

Head of Division:​Melissa TEO
​Clinician Scientists:​Hiang Khoon TAN
Pierce CHOW
N Gopalakrishna IYER

The Division of Surgical Oncology was established as part of NCCS’ strategic vision to be the premier academic surgical center in the Outram campus to deliver specialized cancer surgery. The surgical services are divided into well-established sub-specialities with specific focus on hepatobiliary, thoracic, breast, head and neck, colorectal and upper GI malignancies. Apart from providing site-specific expertise, the department is also committed to the other two pillars of NCCS, i.e. teaching and research.

Our research activities include clinical and laboratory-based projects. Clinical research runs the gamut from data audits, retrospective analyses and clinical trials to multi-centre phase III trials. Laboratory-based investigations are focused on translational research initiatives, either headed by surgeon-investigators in the department or in collaboration with scientists in NCCS or in other institutes at the Outram Campus.