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Dr. Yap-Whang Hwee Yong , Consultant Medical Oncologist

Medical Group: Singapore Oncology Consultants
Qualification: F.R.C.P., M.R.C.P., M.B.B.S., F.A.C.P
Specialty: Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine
Medical Group Address: 3 Mt Elizabeth, #17-03/05 Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Operating Hours:
Years of Practise: 40
Practice Locations: Mount Alvernia Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

Singapore Oncology Consultants (SOC) is a group practice comprising Singapore's top medical oncologists.
All SOC medical oncologists have among them built a reputation for excellent medical judgment and patient centered care.
They are well networked in the international oncological community, therefore their patients receive the impressive benefit of this collective experience and advances in treatment, including cutting edge treatment options.

SOC treats a broad spectrum of Cancer with comprehensive, world class modalities. Each treatment is customised to the individual needs of the patient.
As a group, we also strive to obtain a collective opinion through meticulous and appropriate evaluation of patient's pathological and radiological findings, such that our patients receives optimal diagnosis, and consequently, the best treatment outcome.

Each patient receives a personalised treatment plan where the latest techniques and drug options are deployed to give them the best possible chance for cure.

Services Offerred

1. Diagnosis and Treatment of all types of Cancers especially Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancers, Gynaecological Cancers, Blood Cancers, Lymphomas, Hepatobiliary Cancers, Head and Neck Cancers, and all solid tumours.
Treatment Services includes Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, Targeted Therapies and Immunoherapy.

4. Home Care support in between treatment, for better symptom management.

3. Palliative and Pain Management.

2. Counselling and Support for patients and caregivers. A cancer diagnosis is often the most frightening experience in one's life. In this expect we provide a holistic approach by offering our patients access to our counsellors who provide emotional and psychosocial support. We are committed to caring beyond medicine.

Academy of Medicine Singapore
American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Association for Cancer Research
British Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians of London
Singapore Medical Association

Dr Yap-Whang Hwee Yong is the Consultant Medical Oncologist with Singapore Oncology Consultants at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Mt Alvernia Medical Centre. She was previously an Associate Internist/Associate Professor of Medicine with the Department of Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

She received her MBBS from the University of Newcastle, England and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a member of the American Association of Cancer Research and American Society of Clinical Oncology since 1977. In 1984, she was elected as a fellow to the Board of American College of Physicians, and also became a member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

While as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1976 to 1984, Dr Yap-Whang was involved in many research activities, and was the principal investigator for Phase 1/II developmental therapeutics and other research protocols for the treatment of breast cancer, brain tumors and CNS metastases. In addition to her more than sixty publications in international and American Peer Review Journals, she was invited as speaker in many international, European and American medical meetings and seminars. Throughout her tenure at MD Anderson Cancer Center her yearly abstracts were all selected for oral presentations at both ASCO and AACR meetings.

Since her return to Singapore, Dr Yap-Whang continues to be active in her participation of European and American Oncology meetings and seminars. She was also involved in the selection and referral of patients for various clinical research activities both locally and oversea.