Oncology is one of the fastest moving and most exciting fields in medicine. Every year, there are new discoveries, new therapies and new advances.
It’s wonderful to see patient outcomes improve because of the new therapies that you are using in clinic. It’s tangible stuff and we see real human benefit.
For a clinician like me, we are often involved in the initial trial idea, the development of the trial design and the execution of the trial itself, especially the responsibility of enrolling patients into the study.
We also have to ensure adequate funding for the trial to be conducted. There is also plenty of paper work involved. It takes sweat, persistence and patience to get results. Not all trials succeed, so one has to take the negative results with the winners.
Dr Choo Su Pin
Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology
Chief of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Service
National Cancer Centre Singapore