​The SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre


The SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre (SDBCC) was formed to bring together the expertise of over forty specialists from Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, National Cancer Centre Singapore and Sengkang General Hospital to unify the delivery of care for patients with blood cancers, conduct cutting edge research and provide professional education. This allows the centre to offer high-quality, holistic patientcentric care provided by experts trained at some of the best centres in the world.


In Singapore, there has been a steady increase in the number of patients with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

According to the National Registry of Diseases Office, the incidence of lymphomas between 1998 to 2012 has increased by four cases per 100,000 population among males, and 2.2 cases per 100,000 population among females.

There has been a similar increase in the incidence of leukaemia and an associated group of bone marrow cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms.


Many of these blood cancers are now curable or manageable by keeping them at bay with medications over long periods of time, such that they have become somewhat similar to chronic diseases.

Blood cancer treatment is also on its way to becoming individualised, such that each patient may require a carefully thought-out treatment approach based on factors specific to the individual and their cancer.

This requires good lab infrastructure and a team of lab scientists to capture and integrate this information, as well as a dedicated and experienced team of physicians, specialists, nurses and allied health professionals to manage and help navigate the patient through treatment.


Our vision is to be an international leader in blood cancer care that delivers optimal outcomes for patients.

Our mission and strategic goals are as follows:

Clinical services

To provide a single referral channel for all blood cancers for the delivery of consistent, compassionate and advanced clinical care.


To attract and retain top-calibre talent while developing our clinicians into world-class medical leaders through lifelong continuing education in blood cancers.


To be at the forefront of translational and clinical research in order to provide innovative strategies for the diagnosis, stratification and treatment of patients with blood cancers.

Our Services

  • Blood Cancer Diagnostics

  • Cancer-Associated Thrombosis and Haemostasis

  • Acute Leukaemia

    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

    • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

  • Myeloid Malignancies

    • Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    • Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

    • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

  • Lymphoid Malignancies

    • Lymphoma

    • Myeloma

  • Paediatric Blood Cancers

  • Cellular Therapy and Transplant

    • Clinical

    • Cell Processing

    • Collection Facility

  • Blood Cancer Supportive Care and Transfusion

For GP referrals, please contact the SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre:

Singapore General Hospital: 6326 6060

Sengkang General Hospital: 6930 6000

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital: 6692 2984

National Cancer Centre Singapore: 6436 8288

Website: www.singhealth.com.sg/blood-cancer-centre

Care Team

SingHealth Duke-NUS Blood Cancer Centre

  • Assoc Prof Aloysius Ho

Singapore General Hospital & National Cancer Centre Singapore
Department of Haematology

  • Clin Prof Goh Yeow Tee
  • Prof William Hwang
  • Clin Prof Lee Lai Heng
  • Clin Prof Ng Heng Joo
  • Clin Assoc Prof Ang Ai Leen
  • Assoc Prof Charles Chuah
  • Clin Assoc Prof Linn Yeh Ching
  • Clin Assoc Prof Tien Sim Leng
  • Clin Assoc Prof Wong Gee Chuan
  • Dr Chen Yunxin
  • Dr Nicholas Grigoropoulos
  • Dr Than Hein
  • Dr Ho Liam Pock
  • Dr Lao Zhentang
  • Dr Francesca Lorraine Lim
  • Dr Chandramouli Nagarajan
  • Dr Tan Chuen Wen
  • Dr Nurul Aidah
  • Dr Cheong May Anne
  • Dr Hartirathpal Kaur D/O Juspal Singh
  • Dr Lawrence Ng Cheng Kiat
  • Dr Ong Shin Yeu
  • Dr Jeffrey Quek
  • Dr Melinda Tan
  • Dr Esmeralda Teo Chi Yuan
  • Dr Tay Hui Ming

National Cancer Centre Singapore
Department of Medical Oncology

  • Prof Lim Soon Thye
  • Clin Assoc Prof Miriam Tao
  • Clin Asst Prof Mohamad Farid Bin Harunal Rashid
  • Asst Prof Chan Yong Sheng Jason
  • Clin Asst Prof Chiang Jianbang
  • Clin Asst Prof Nagavalli Somasundaram
  • Dr Chang Wei Yin Esther
  • Dr Poon Yi Ling Eileen
  • Dr Tan Ya Hwee

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Department of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology

  • Clin Assoc Prof Chan Mei Yoke
  • Clin Assoc Prof Joyce Lam Ching Mei
  • Clin Assoc Prof Tan Ah Moy
  • Adj Asst Prof Prasad lyer
  • Dr Michaela Seng Su-Fern
  • Dr Soh Shui Yen
  • Dr Enrica Tan

Sengkang General Hospital
Department of Haematology

  • Dr Richard Yiu
  • Dr Denise Tan Yan
  • Dr Tan Yan Chin
  • Dr Ian Wu