Designation: Senior Consultant
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Bahasa Melayu
National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)
National Cancer Centre Singapore
11 Hospital Drive
Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Tel: 6440 8088
Fax: +65 6225 6287
Asst Prof Iain Tan is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist. Dr. Tan leads the colorectal cancer (CRC) service within the gastrointestinal (GI) oncology department at the division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore. He co-chairs Singhealth’s CRC multidisciplinary tumor board and establishes and updates local and international CRC best practices and management guidelines. He chairs Singapore’s CRC guideline group (SCAN) and is Singapore's representative on the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Pan-Asian CRC Guideline committee. He chairs the National Medical Oncology Exit Exam committee for clinical specialist standards and accreditation. Concurrently, he is a senior clinician scientist at Genome Institute of Singapore, A-star and an assistant professor at Duke-NUS. His research focuses on innovating cancer care by overcoming metastases and optimizing immunotherapy treatments. He has published widely, with many first or corresponding author publications in GI and CRC in the world’s leading journals including Nature, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Medicine and Lancet Oncology. He holds numerous national research grants.
MBBS, MRCP (UK), PhD
Awards and Publications
For his research, he has received local and international awards including ASCO Young Investigator Award (2010) and ASCO Merit Award (2011) and Singhealth Distinguished Young Researcher Award. For his clinical service & research, he received the Singapore Youth Award in 2014, the country’s highest award for youths.