"I'm working on precision oncology in head and neck cancer. We're streamlining our protocols, tightening up our quality measures and doing many hours of research which can be painstaking and 'fruitless' at times, for the potential to better the medical practice. Instead of focusing on the glamorous output of papers, patents and industry money, the less glamorous output of changing actual patient outcomes has to come into play."


Assoc Prof Narayanan Gopalakrishna Iyer
Head, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre
Senior Consultant,
Division of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore


Tags: Doctor, Research