Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Dr Rose Fok Wai Yee

Dr Fok Wai Yee Rose

MBBS, GDMH, GDFM, MMed (Family Med), FCFP(S), FAMS (Family Medicine)


Specialty: Family Medicine, Medical Oncology

Sub-specialties: Breast

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Breast Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Cervical Cancer.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Family Physician SingHealth PolyclinicsSingHealth Polyclinics
  • Consultant Division of Medical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Lecturer, NUS-YLL School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School


Dr. Rose Fok is a family physician with special interest in oncology. She practises at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, caring for Breast & Gynae Cancer Survivors and runs a risk management clinic to opti-mise surveillance for mutation positive patients. She also practises at SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP), caring for patients with complex primary care conditions, and co-developing a community palliative care program.

Dr Fok is a keen educator and is a faculty and ethics lead at the College of Family Physicians Singapore, Master of Medicine and Fellowship (Family Medicine) programmes. She has a deep interest in health services research, especially in the areas of oncology like cancer prevention, screening, survivorship and high-risk surveillance. In addition, Dr Fok is passionate about primary care research in mental health, transitional care and innovative integrated care delivery models. She is involved in various studies in oncology and family medi-cine, both in the capacity of principal and co-investigator.

She advocates for "Cancer as a chronic disease" and has collaborated to develop cancer survivorship clinical practice guidelines in breast and colorectal cancer survivorship. Dr Fok envisage the role of family physician in oncology to focus on preventive care and health promotion to value-add care for the cancer survivor.


  • FAMS (Family Medicine)Fellow, College of Family Physicians (Singapore)
  • Master of Medicine (Family Medicine)
  • Grad Dip Family Medicine
  • Grad Dip Mental Health

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member, SHC Palliative Care Primary Care Network Workgroup – 2023 till present
  • Member, Steering Committee of NCCS Population Health (Survivorship) - 2022 till present
  • Deputy Director, Primary Care Oncology Education Unit, Division of Cancer Education – 2022 till present
  • Member, SHP Community, Advanced care & Palliative care Workgroup
  • Member, Steering Committee of SPRINT (Singapore PRImary Care Cancer NeTwork) – 2020 till present
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Primary Care Cancer Research Network – 2020 till present
  • Member, Preventive & early detection sub-committee, National Advisory Committee on cancer – 2019 till present
  • Council Member, College of Family Physician Singapore – 2019 till present
  • Member, National-GP IT Workgroup for GP Connect EMR – 2014 to 2016


  • Gold Award, Clinician Category, Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2023
  • Silver Award, Clinician Category, Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2022

Research Interests

  • Cancer survivorship and high-risk surveillance
  • Mental health
  • Health services research
  • Care transition and care delivery models


  • Shaw, Tarryn, Fok, Rose et al, Ngeow, Joanne. “Missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis: common pitfalls in genetic testing. Singapore Medical Journal 64(1):p 67-73, January 2023.
  • Yu Ke, Fok WY et al, Chan A "Development and pilot testing of a decision aid for navigating breast cancer survivorship care." BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 22.1 (2022): 1-16.
  • Ong Cheryl SB, Fok WY et al, Ngeow JY "General practitioners’(GPs) experience, attitudes and needs on clinical genetic services: a systematic review." Family Medicine and Community Health 10.4 (2022): e001515.
  • Yu Ke, Fok WY et al, Tan NC, Chan A. Implementing a community-based shared care breast cancer survivorship model in Singapore: a qualitative study among primary care practitioners. BMC Primary Care. 2022;23(1):1-10
  • Fok WY, et al, Sun S, Smith H, Ngeow JY. How practice setting affects family physicians’ views on genetic screening: a qualitative study. BMC family practice. 2021;22(1), 1-10.
  • Fok WY, et al, Chan A, Tan NC. Roles and recommendations from primary care physicians towards managing low-risk breast cancer survivors in a shared-care model with specialists in Singapore—a qualitative study. Family Practice. 2020 Aug 1;37(4):547-53.
  • Fok WY, FF Vasanwala, Low SG: Understanding and navigating mental health resources in the com-munity through a case study. The Singapore Family Physician Vol 46(6) September 2020:34-39
  • Fok WY, Kiley Loh: Cancer Survivorship – more than just surviving cancer The Singapore Family Physician Vol 46(2) Mar 2020:42-45 
  • Fok WY, Low SG, FF Vasanwala: A new lease of life – living with disability and renal dialysis. The Singapore Family Physician Vol 45(6) July-September 2019:25-29
  • Fok WY, Low SG, FF Vasanwala: Hospital-to-Home: a model for transition of care. The Singapore Family Physician Vol 45(3) April-June 2019:31-35 • Chan A, et al, Fok WY. Practitioners’ perspectives on community‐based breast cancer survivorship care in Singapore: A focus group study. Health & social care in the community. 2018 May;26(3):404-11.
  • Chan A, et al, Fok WY, Loh KW. Perceptions and barriers of survivorship care in Asia: perceptions from Asian breast cancer survivors. Journal of global oncology. 2017 Apr;3(2):98-104.

Research Trials

  • EmPowering Breast Cancer Survivors (EPiCS)- Decision Aids and Self-Efficacy
  • Comparing subcutaneous Trastuzumab at Home with intravenous Trastuzumab: Patient Compliance, Adverse Effects and Healthcare Expenditure
  • A pilot study to assess the feasibility and acceptability of incorporating a risk stratification tool in the primary care setting to improve risk stratification of colorectal cancer screening and screening uptake 
  • Understanding experiences through a breast cancer survivorship shared care model: a qualitative study among breast cancer survivors and health care professionals 
  • Impact of a Breast Cancer Survivorship Inter-professional Community care model (BASIC): A Ran-domized Controlled Trial
  • Development and pilot testing of a decision aid for breast cancer survivors considering shared-care survivorship follow-up model
  • Following Up on the Follow Up—Looking into Breast cancer patients and their carers’ views on follow-up care
  • Exploring perceptions of primary care physicians towards optimising statin therapy in patients with hyperlipidaemia in the very high risk group
  • Understanding the educational and infrastructure needs of primary care physicians’ towards clinical genomic testing
  • Supportive and survivorship care program for cancer patients: a cluster randomized controlled pilot study among breast and gynaecological cancer patients
  • Pharmacogenetics and its influence on Tamoxifen Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Outcome in Asian Breast Cancer Patients