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 quality patient care
- Advancing research discoveries from the laboratory into 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 sophisticated 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 actual 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 medical developments while their advancements in research breaks boundaries to benefit our patients.