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Prof. Lim Soon Thye

Prof. Lim Soon Thye

Designation: Senior Consultant

Medical Oncology

Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien

Hospital Affiliation:
National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)

Clinic Address:
National Cancer Centre Singapore
11 Hospital Drive
Singapore 169610

Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

Prof Lim received specialist training in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and further training in lymphoid malignancies at the University of Southern California.  Currently, he is Deputy Medical Director (Clinical) and Senior Consultant of Medical Oncology at NCCS.  In addition, he holds the position of Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Duke-NUS Medical School.  He is also the Academic Vice Chair of Clinical Services in the Academic Clinical Program for Oncology of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre.  He also heads Singhealth- DukeNUS Blood Cancer Centre and is a regular rank professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.  His other leadership roles and positions include serving as the Chairman of the Singhealth Central Institutional Review Board, Chairman of the Cancer Service Line Development and Chairman of the National Medical Oncology Residency Advisory Committee.  Prof Lim previously served as the President of the Singapore Society of Oncology from 2006 to 2010 and Chairman of the Chapter of Medical Oncologist, Academy of Medicine Singapore from 2010 to 2014.  He is an active Council Member at the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) where he also chairs the SCS Medical Professional and Audit Committee as well as the Cancer Treatment Fund Committee.
Prof Lim’s research focus is on lymphoid malignancies; in particular T and NK/T cell lymphomas, that occur more frequently in Asia.  He is the co-founder of the Asian Lymphoma Study Group, which includes academic medical centres across Asia.  Prof Lim is also the principal lead investigator of a translational and clinical Research (TCR) flagship programme funded by NMRC (National Lymphoma Translational Research Program: From Genomics to Therapeutics).  Additionally, his team leads the blood cancer (T cell lymphoma) genomics project at the International Cancer Genomics Consortium.


Awards and Publications
His research efforts won him the 3rd Kobayashi Foundation Award in May 2014 in Taipei.  Previously, he was also awarded Singhealth Distinguished Young leader .  Award in 2011. In 2015, he is also conferred the title of Tanoto Professorship in Medical Oncology.More recently, he is also part of an international team that won the AACR.(American Association of Cancer Research) Team Science Award 2018.

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