My MBBS is from the previous millennium, since then, medicine in oncology has changed dramatically.
"My MBBS is from the previous millennium, since then, medicine in oncology has changed dramatically. However, some things don't go out of fashion – the focus on your patients, compassion and the comforting role a good physician should play. As we achieved better patient outcomes in oncology, we realised that the quality of care and life after treatment are equally important. We now do more minimally invasive surgery, more function sparing surgery, and administer more targeted chemotherapeutics. We also use more conformal radiation treatment by giving high doses to tumours and sparing normal organ tissues.
Every day at work is exciting, different and wonderful. It's great to work with a dedicated team that places patients at the forefront of what we do. No other profession comes close."
Dr Francis Chin
Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncology,
National Cancer Centre Singapore