Cancer genetics service has been offered by the NCIS since 2001. The cancer genetics service provides genetic counselling to individuals 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.
Genetic evaluation and counselling will be beneficial to you if you have a personal or family history of the following:
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:
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.
Lee Soo Chin
Department of Haematology-Oncology
here for her full profile.
Dr Samuel Ow
here for his full profile.
Ms Ong Pei Yi
Cancer Genetics Counselor