What We Do


The National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) is a national specialist centre under the National University Health System (NUHS). It is the only public cancer centre in Singapore treating both paediatric and adult cancers in one facility.


At the NCIS, Every Person Matters and our goal is to provide comprehensive yet personalised care for each and every patient incorporating cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care. We do so by focusing on four core areas:


  • Providing outstanding patient care
  • Advancing research discoveries from the laboratory into better treatments
  • Training healthcare professionals and scientists
  • Educating the public


We provide a broad spectrum of cancer care and management from screening and early diagnosis to treatment and long-term care. We bring together professionals with various specialties including doctors, surgeons, nurses, medical imaging professionals, 

pharmacists, and rehabilitative therapists.


With the patient at the heart of all our programmes, sound medical knowledge and advanced technology are combined with the human touch of specialist doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in innovative ways to fight cancer together. We also collaborate cohesively with scientists to advance cancer medicine by translating basic research discoveries in the laboratory to applied research for clinical trials and eventually to better treatments.


Besides improving the quality of care to cancer patients, we believe in training and nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals in this field of medicine. Many of our clinicians assume dual roles - serving as surgeons as well as physicians while lecturing at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS). This has enabled them to be attuned to the latest medical developments while their involvement in cutting-edge research uncovers medical breakthroughs to benefit our patients.


Last but not least, we believe that prevention is better than cure. To this end, we conduct educational and outreach programmes to create public awareness of cancer and how to prevent it. We also provide information on screening services for early detection of cancer and assist needy patients with financial hardship, who satisfy the criteria, to seek charity funds to offset the cost of their medical treatment.


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