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4th April  2018

Regional Scientific Symposium on Gynaecological Cancers jointly organized by AARO and Medlab, chaired by Dr David Tan Boon Harn.

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Multi-disciplinary Symposium on “Advanced Technologies in Gynaecologic Oncology” – Opening remarks by Dr. David Tan.

A multi-disciplinary symposium on “Advanced Technologies in Gynaecologic Oncology” was held on 4th April 2018 at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore. The full-day programme was organized by Dr David Tan from Asian American Radiation & Oncology and Dr John Chia from Oncocare Women’s Cancer Clinic.

Prominent local and regional experts as well as guests from the MD Anderson Cancer Centre and the Royal Marsden Hospital were invited to speak at the conference, which was in turn attended by specialists from multiple disciplines including pathologists, gynaecologists, radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists and surgical oncologists. Members from the allied health community including nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and laboratory specialists also attended the conference.

Topics that were covered include oncogenetics and its role in cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancers, advanced radiotherapy and surgical techniques, latest chemotherapy and targeted agents, and updates from the latest scientific trials. An interesting primer on the emerging role of AI in histopathology and diagnostic radiology in cancer management was also covered.

This symposium served to provide a timely update of the latest scientific and technological advances in the management of gynaecological cancers. It was also an opportunity to bring the local and regional gynae-oncology community together to encourage inter-disciplinary discussion, thus improving standards of care for our patients.

Conference session: “Will molecular Human Papilloma Virus screening replace Pap smears?” by Dr Lisa Wong, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Lisa Wong Women & Gynae Oncology Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore

Conference session: “Advanced radiotherapy technologies in the management of cervical cancers” by Professor Anuja Jhingran, Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Conference Session: “Ovarian cancer genomics – A revolution in treatment and screening?” by Dr Angela George, Consultant in Oncogenetics, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

2nd April  2018

Asian American Medical Group leads project to build state-of-the-art Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Centre in Iskandar Puteri by end 2020

The Sultan of Johor announced yesterday that the Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Centre (TLJCC), an advanced comprehensive cancer hospital, will be built in Iskandar Puteri, Johor by end 2020. The cancer centre will be established under the patronage of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, and led by Asian American Medical Group (AAMG).

TLJCC will leverage on the expertise of top medical practitioners and institutions abroad – including Concord Medical Services (China), MD Anderson (USA) and the Asian American Radiation & Oncology (Singapore). Working together with local specialists, the Cancer Centre will position itself as an advanced cancer treatment hub in South-east Asia.

Phase 1 of the project will involve an ambulatory comprehensive cancer facility comprising state-of-the-art cancer diagnostic and therapeutic equipment such as CT, MR and PET scanners, advanced Linear Accelerators, and 30 day beds. It will also house the region’s first Integrative Oncology Unit to holistically combine advanced Western cancer treatment with proven traditional therapies in a closely monitored setting. Construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year.

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Press conference with Dato’ Dr Tan Kai Chah, Dr Lee Kang Hoe and Dr Daniel Tan before the announcement ceremony.



The Sultan of Johor signing a commemorative plaque during the announcement ceremony.



18 January 2018

Radiotherapy for Liver Tumours- The New Kid on the Block- CME Talk by Dr Jonathan Teh on 18 January 2018


The Promise of Combining Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy- CME talk by Dr. Daniel Tan on 15th September 2017

Immunotherapy, how to suppress cancer?
Source : United Evening News, 18th June 2017

Two types of radiation therapy that is relatively new to late-stage cancer
Source : United Evening News, 19th February 2017

Future of Radiation Oncology
Source : Asia-Pacific Biotech News, February 2017

Radiotherapy for Liver Cancer: Re-Emerging Technology with New Applications
Source: Newsletter, January 2017


The new trend in the 21st century cancer cancer – radiation therapy painless
Source :, Nov 2016

SBRT a curative option for prostate cancer
Source : The Straits Times, published 16 August 2016

21st Century Cancer Welfare: A Glimpse into the Operations of a Modern Radiotherapy Unit
Source : Asia-Pacific Biotech News, April 2016

Scientific Editorial
Technical know-how in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
Source : Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, published 03 March 2016

Scientific Paper
Dose-escalated intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and irradiation of subventricular zones in relation to tumor control outcomes of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)
Source : OncoTargets and Therapy, published 02 March 2016

SNO International Symposium and Educational Course Malaysia
Radiosurgical Management of CNS Tumors — Expanding the Indications by Dr Daniel Tan
Source: Society for NeuroOncology International, January 2016



From keyhole to ‘no-hole’ using radiosurgery, a clinical treatment to removing cancer tumours in patients
Source: Asia-Pacific Biotech News, December 2015

Tech boom to reshape cancer treatment in Asia
Source : The Daily Star/Asia News Network, 6 December 2015

Minimally Invasive Oncology: State of the Art
Source : Biotechin.Asia, 26 November 2015

Using Radiation Therapy to Kill Cancer Cells
Source : Shin Min Daily News, 26 November 2015

Radiosurgery offers hope for treatment of Spinal tumour
Source: The Straits Times, September 2015

Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Source : Medical Grapevine, August 2015

Scientific Posters & Presentation

Spine SRS presentation at International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Congress

Implementing a Spine Radiosurgery Program in Singapore: Groundwork and Early Results

Prostate SBRT Poster Presentation

Implementation of a VMAT based Prostate SABR program in an Asian Tertiary Cancer Centre: Challenges, Processes and First Results

International Spine SRS Planning Study Poster Presentation

An International Multi-institutional Treatment Planning Study Evaluating Dosimetric Variations in Spine Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
Source : 12th International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) Congress, Yokohama, Japan, June 2015

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