The SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre is a multidisciplinary centre in Singapore treating the full spectrum of breast conditions.
Annually, the Centre handles about 70,000 outpatient visits and manages over 1,300 breast cancer patients. It serves patients at five key SingHealth institutions:
The Centre offers advanced treatment options using modern surgical techniques and equipment, including oncoplastic breast surgery, sentinel node biopsy and intraoperative radiotherapy.
Treatment is individualised for each patient, and every case of breast cancer is discussed at a weekly multidisciplinary conference to ensure that the best care options are recommended.
Throughout the duration of treatment, patients have full access to warm, supportive care from a team of experts focused on breast cancer – working in unison to achieve seamless care and optimal outcomes for each woman.
Expert clinical assessment
Radiological evaluation (digital mammography, 3D breast tomosynthesis, ultrasonography, CT and MRI)
Minimally invasive breast biopsy (stereotactic, ultrasound- or MRI-guided), core biopsy and vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VAB)
Wire and radiocolloid (ROLL) localisation of occult lesions for surgical biopsy
Breast cancer surgery – all forms of mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery (BCS)
Oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery
Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary clearance
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for BCS (only available at the National Cancer Centre Singapore)
Specialist breast care nurse support for perioperative and postoperative care
Postoperative physiotherapy and lymphoedema care
Multidisciplinary care – breast tumour board and radio-pathological meetings
Preoperative (neoadjuvant) therapy programme
Genetic counselling and testing, and fertility counselling and preservation for young and/or high-risk patients
For GP referrals, please contact the SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre:
Singapore General Hospital: 6326 6060Changi General Hospital: 6788 3003Sengkang General Hospital: 6930 6000KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital: 6692 2984National Cancer Centre Singapore: 6436 8288
Head1. Assoc Prof Veronique Tan Kiak MienHead, Senior ConsultantDepartment of Breast SurgeryDivision of Surgery and Surgical OncologySGH & NCCS
Director, Breast Screening Services2. Dr Ching Boon ChyeSenior ConsultantDepartment of Diagnostic RadiologySGH
Director, Education3. Assoc Prof Yong Wei SeanSenior ConsultantDepartment of Breast SurgeryDeputy ChairmanDivision of Surgery and Surgical OncologySGH & NCCS
Director, Research4. Asst Prof Sim YirongSenior ConsultantDepartment of Breast SurgeryDivision of Surgery and Surgical OncologySGH & NCCS
Service Chief @ CGH5. Assoc Prof Tan Su-MingHead, Senior ConsultantDivision of Breast SurgeryDirector of Breast CentreDepartment of General SurgeryCGH
Service Chief @ SKH6. Asst Prof Sabrina NgaserinHead, ConsultantBreast Service,Department of General SurgerySKH
Service Chief @ KKH7. Assoc Prof Lim Geok HoonHead, Senior ConsultantBreast DepartmentKKH
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