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Cancer Genetics Clinic

Cancer Genetics Clinic

Cancer Genetics Clinic 

Cancer genetics service has been offered by the NCIS since 2001. The cancer genetics service provides genetic counselling to indiv​iduals with a personal and/or family history of cancer. Most cancers occur by chance. However, a small percentage of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, or are hereditary. Identifying a genetic predisposition to cancer allows patients and their families to personalise cancer screening guidelines, medical care and treatment options.


The NCIS Engage WhatsApp Bot makes it easy for you to learn more about Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) prior to your visit with us. Go ahead and tap the button below to launch the Bot on WhatsApp.

You will need to greet Angie the Bot by typing "hello".

ENGAGE WhatsApp Bot


Genetic evaluation and counselling will be beneficial to you if you have a personal or family history of the following:
  • Young onset cancer (e.g. breast cancer before age 40 or colon cancer before age 50)
  • Multiple family members affected by the same type of cancer or related cancers (e.g. breast and ovarian, colon and uterine)
  • Multiple primary cancers diagnosed in one individual 
  • Known genetic mutation in the family
  • Rare tumours (e.g. male breast cancer, paraganglioma, medullary thyroid cancer)
  • Presence of other clinical features associated with an inherited cancer syndrome (e.g. multiple colonic polyps)

Patients referred to the cancer genetics service are evaluated and counselled individually or with their family members. During each new consultation, the patient's cancer and family histories are evaluated and an assessment is done.

Patients suspected of having a genetic predisposition of a particular genetic syndrome are counselled on the following:

  • Genetic education and counselling on suspected genetic syndrome
  • Discussion of lifetime risks of cancers associated with suspected syndrome
  • Potential benefits and risks of genetic testing
  • Personalised screening recommendations for patient and family members
  • Recommendations on preventive options for cancer prevention
  • Options for research participation

If genetic testing is indicated, blood can usually be drawn on the same day following the counselling session.


Our cancer genetics team is committed to providing comprehensive clinical genetic services, education and support to patients and their family members.

The cancer genetics service is directed by Dr Lee Soo Chin, a Medical Oncologist trained in cancer genetics at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA, and was credentialed in 'Familial cancer risk assessment and management' by the Institute for Clinical Evaluation in the USA.

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Prof Lee Soo Chin

Senior Consultant 

Department of Haematology-Oncology

Click here for her full profile.

​​​​​​​
profile-samuel-ow Dr Samuel Ow

Consultant

Department of Haematology-Oncology

Click here for his full profile.

​​​​​​​
 Dr Gloria Chan

Associate Consultant

Department of Haematology-Oncology

Click here for his full profile.

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 Ms Ong Pei Yi

Cancer Genetics Counselor

Department of Haematology-Oncology



Click on the individual listing for more information.

1.     Health Matters – AI Chatbot for Genetic Counselling

CNA938 Facebook

2.     Meet Angie, the WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer

CNA Lifestyle, 28 October 2021

3.     国大癌症中心与初创公司合作 推出聊天机器人解答遗传性乳癌等问题 (NCIS partners startup to launch chatbot that answers questions on hereditary breast cancer)

Lianhe Zaobao, 28 October 2021, Page 12 

4.     Singapore-developed chatbot to provide genetic counselling

Computer Weekly, 25 October 2021

5.     新加坡推出聊天机器人-解答遗传性乳癌等问题 (Singapore launches chatbot that answers questions on hereditary breast cancer)

Sin Chew Daily, 28 October 2021

6.     NCIS creates WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer

Healthcare Asia magazine, 7 November 2021

7.     Meet Angie, the WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer

The Bharat Express News, 28 October 2021

8.     Meet Angie, the WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer

The Singapore Time, 28 October 2021

9.     Meet Angie, the WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer

Singapore News Live, 28 October 2021

10.  Meet Angie, the WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer

eHeartland, 28 October 2021

11.  Meet Angie, the WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer

Head Topics Singapore, 28 October 2021


Download the brochure in English here


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