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About Dr Sing Huang Tan

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Oncology

2. Services

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

3. Experience

Dr Tan Sing Huang is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist with OncoCare Cancer Centre. Dr Tan is also currently the Vice President of the Singapore Society of Oncology, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to entering private practice, she held the position of Senior Consultant in the Department of Haeatology-Oncology at National University Cancer Institite (NCIS), Singapore.

Dr Tan obtained her medical degree from the National Uiversity of Singapore, and later went on to obtain Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom). Dr Tan has been in the Medical Oncology department at National University Hospital since 2001, and due to her commitment as well as her clinical efforts, she was awarded the Sunny Side-Up and Sunny Side-Up WOW awards for exemplary patient feedback.

Due to Dr Tan's interest in translational cancer research, she spent her time training with the RUNX research group in Singapore under a National Medical Research-Singapore (NMRC) Totalisator Medical Research Fellowship Award in 2003-2004. This was followed by a postgraduate research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Baltimore in 2006-2007. During this period, Dr Tan was part of a epigenetics resarch and also gained clinical experience.

Upon Dr Tan's return to Singapore, due to her passion for research work, she was given the National Medical Research Council Clinician Investigator Salary Support Program (CISSP) Award from 2012 to 2014 so that she could spend more time in research. She went on to obtain a number of independent grants, studying and reaserching more about breast cancer.

As a Assistant Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, she has been actively contributing to the undergraduate education, and as a result, she was awarded the NUH Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. Besides that, Dr Tan was also Co-Chairman for the NCIS Clinical Competency Committee for the Senior Residency training and also previously panel member for National Interviews for selection of Medical Oncology trainees since 2014.

 

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Vice President of the Singapore Society of Oncology
  • Committee Member of the National Healthcare Group Domain-Specific Ethics Review Board
  • Workgroup Member for the College of Radiologists’ National Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Review (2017)
  • NUH Teaching Excellence Award (2014)
  • NUH Sunny Side-Up WOW Awards (2001)
  • Research-Investigator-Scientist Enabler (RISE) Grant Scheme Award (2008-10)
  • Junior Investigator Protected Time Award (2011)
  • National Medical Research Council Clinician Investigator Salary Support Program (CISSP) Award (2012-14)

5. Publications

  • Tan S-H, Sapari NS, Miao H, et al. High-Throughput Mutation Profiling Changes before and 3 Weeks after Chemotherapy in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients. Hatzis C, ed. PLOS ONE. 2015;10(12):e0142466. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142466
  •  Soo RA, Syn N, Lee S-C, et al. Pharmacogenetics-Guided Phase I Study of Capecitabine on an Intermittent Schedule in Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumours. Scientific Reports. 2016;6(1). doi:10.1038/srep27826‌

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