Dr Ooi Wei Seong

MB BCh BAO (U of Dublin, Ireland), MRCP (UK) (RCP, United Kingdom), FAMS (Medical Oncology)

International Cancer Specialists

290 Orchard Road

Paragon Tower 1 Lobby F

#15-01/02, 238859

Phone: 6235 9005
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1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Oncology

2. Services

  • Management of solid tumours
  • Lung Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer

3. Experience

Dr Ooi Wei Seong is a medical oncologist and medical director at the International Cancer Specialists, Paragon Medical. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with honours distinction in 1999. After getting oncology training at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, he became a clinical fellow in oncology at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada. Upon returning to Singapore, he obtained his specialist accreditation in medical oncology.

Before his current practice, Dr Ooi was with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Raffles Hospital. Currently, he is also a Visiting Specialist at the NCCS. His main interest lies in lung, breast, and colon cancers. He frequents conferences around the world to continuously update his knowledge in the latest cancer treatments. In addition to management of all solid tumors, Dr Ooi has a special interest in bone health and mechanisms of bone metastases in cancer patients.

Outside of his clinical practice, Dr Ooi is an active speaker, tutor, and researcher. He has given talks about cancer management to overseas oncologists and general practitioners around the region. In Singapore, he has spoken at GP symposiums, public forums and also conducted Cancerwise workshops. He also provided training and teachings to medicine students, nurses, Duke-NUS students, and elective fellows. In addition to this, he was a Clinical Tutor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

Dr Ooi is involved as a co-investigator for many cancer trials. He also participated in the pharmaceutical-led clinical trials. On top of that, he has also contributed to publications in peer-reviewed journals.

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (2011)

5. Publications

  • Cheung, Y. T., Ng, T., Shwe, M., Ho, H. K., Foo, K. M., Cham, M. T., ... & Madhukumar, P. (2015). Association of proinflammatory cytokines and chemotherapy-associated cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients: a multi-centered, prospective, cohort study. Annals of Oncology, 26(7), 1446-1451
  • Cheung, Y. T., Foo, Y. L., Shwe, M., Tan, Y. P., Fan, G., Yong, W. S., ... & Ang, S. F. (2014). Minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for the functional assessment of cancer therapy: cognitive function (FACT-Cog) in breast cancer patients. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 67(7), 811-820.
  • Gan, L. P., Ooi, W. S., Lee, H. Y., & Ng, W. H. (2013). A case of large B-cell intravascular lymphoma in the brain. Surgical neurology international, 4.
  • Trinkaus, M., Ooi, W. S., Amir, E., Popovic, S., Kalina, M., Kahn, H., ... & Clemons, M. (2009). Examination of the mechanisms of osteolysis in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Oncology reports, 21(5), 1153-1159.
  • Crown, J., O’Leary, M., & Ooi, W. S. (2004). Docetaxel and paclitaxel in the treatment of breast cancer: a review of clinical experience. The oncologist, 9(Supplement 2), 24-32.

6. More Information

Spoken languages/dialects:

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Cantonese­­
  • Hokkien 

Education

  • MB BCh BAO (U of Dublin, Ireland) 1999
  • MRCP (UK) (RCP, United Kingdom) 2003
  • FAMS (Medical Oncology)

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