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SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre

Our Vision and Mission Our Services Our Doctors

There has been a steady increase in the number of patients with blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma in Singapore. According to the NRDO (National Registry of Diseases Office), there has been an increase in the incidence of a type of blood cancer (in adults) called lymphomas between 1998 to 2012, with an increase of 4 cases per 100,000 population among males and 2.2 per 100,000 population among females in this time period.

There has been a similar increase in the incidence of leukaemias and an associated group of bone marrow cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms.
 
Many of these blood cancers are now curable or manageable by keeping them at bay with medications over long periods of time, such that they have become almost like chronic diseases (for example like diabetes).
 
Another crucial aspect in the treatment of blood cancers is that it is on its way to becoming individualised, such that each patient’s cancer may require a carefully thought out treatment approach based on several factors specific to that individual and their cancer.
 
This needs a good lab infrastructure and a team of lab scientists to capture and integrate that information of the cancer and a dedicated team of physicians,  specialists,  nurses and allied health professionals with experience to manage and navigate the patient through the treatment.

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre (SDBCC) was formed to bring together specialists from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) to unify the delivery of care for  patients. This ensures high-quality patient-centric care that brings together over forty specialists trained at some of the best centres in the world.

 

OUR VISION AND MISSION

Our vision is to be an international renowned leader in blood cancer that delivers the best outcomes for our patients. Our mission and strategic goals are as follows:

  • Clinical Services: To provide a single referral channel for all blood cancers for the delivery of unrivalled consistent, compassionate and cutting-edge clinical care.
  • Education: To attract and retain world-class talent while developing our clinicians into world-class medical leaders through lifelong continuing education in blood cancers.
  • Research: To be at the forefront of translational and clinical research in order to provide innovative strategies for the diagnosis, stratification and treatment of our patients with blood cancers.

 

OUR SERVICES

The SDBCC service line will strengthen multidisciplinary, disease-orientated care teams and patient service. These are the 8 key subspecialties for SDBCC:

  1. Blood Cancer Diagnostics
  2. Cancer-Associated Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  3. Acute Leukaemia
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
    • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
  4. Myeloid Malignancies
    • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
    • Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
  5. Lymphoid Malignancies
    • Lymphoma
    • Myeloma
  6. Paediatric Blood Cancers (at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital)
  7. Cellular Therapy and Transplant (principally Haematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation or HPCT)
    • Clinical
    • Cell Processing
    • Collection Facility
  8. Blood Cancer Supportive Care and Transfusion

 

OUR CLINICIANS DEDICATED TO LEADING EACH SERVICE

1. Blood Cancer Diagnostics

Assoc Prof Tien Sim Leng
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Ng Heng Joo
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Dawn Mya
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Tan Chuen Wen
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Than Hein
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Ang Ai Leen
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Tay Hui Ming
Associate Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

2. Cancer-Associated Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Assoc Prof Lee Lai Heng
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Ng Heng Joo
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Dawn Mya
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Tan Chuen Wen
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

 3. Acute Leukaemia

Assoc Prof Wong Gee Chuan
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Hwang Ying Khee, William
Senior Consultant/Head, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Goh Yeow Tee
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Ho Yew Leng, Aloysius
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Lao Zhentang
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Dixon Grant
Associate Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

 4. Myeloid Malignancies

Dr Charles Chuah Thuan Heng
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Goh Yeow Tee
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Grace Kam Li Shan
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Ho Yew Leng, Aloysius
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Yiu Cheung Richard
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Lee Lai Heng
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Ng Heng Joo
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Dawn Mya
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Tan Chuen Wen
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Than Hein
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Tay Hui Ming
Associate Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

5. Lymphoid Malignancies

Lymphoma

Dr Diong Colin Phipps
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Prof Lim Soon Thye
Senior Consultant/Head, Division of Medical Oncology, NCCS

Assoc Prof Goh Yeow Tee
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Adj Assoc Prof Richard Quek
Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, NCCS

Dr Tao Miriam
Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, NCCS

Dr Lee Yuh Shan
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Chandramouli Nagarajan
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Grigoropoulos Nicholas Francis
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Mohamad Farid Harunal Rashid
Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, NCCS

Dr Tang Pooi Ling, Tiffany
Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, NCCS

Myeloma

Dr Sathish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Chen Yunxin
Associate Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Chandramouli Nagarajan
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

6. Paediatric Blood Cancers (at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital)

Assoc Prof Chan Mei Yoke
Senior Consultant/Head, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

Prof Tan Cheng Lim
Emeritus Consultant

Assoc Prof Tan Ah Moy
Senior Consultant, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

Dr Joyce Lam
Senior Consultant, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

Dr Soh Shui Yen
Senior Consultant, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

Dr Rajat Bhattacharyya
Consultant, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

Dr Enrica Tan
Consultant, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

Dr Prasad Iyer
Consultant, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

Dr Michaela Seng
Consultant, KKH-CCF Children’s Cancer Centre

7. Cellular Therapy and Transplant

Assoc Prof Ho Yew Leng, Aloysius
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Hwang Ying Khee, William
Senior Consultant/Head, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Goh Yeow Tee
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Linn Yeh Ching
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Tao Miriam
Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, NCCS

Dr Diong Colin Phipps
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Lee Yuh Shan
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Lim Wei Inng Francesca Lorraine
Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Sathish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Jeffrey Quek
Associate Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

8. Blood Cancer Supportive Care and Transfusion

Assoc Prof Lee Lai Heng
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Assoc Prof Tien Sim Leng
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Ang Ai Leen
Senior Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

Dr Tay Hui Ming
Associate Consultant, Dept of Haematology, SGH

 

To make an appointment at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre, please call 6321 4377 (SGH), or 6436 8088 (NCCS).

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