Dr Tan Yew Oo

Medical Oncologist, Haematologist
51 years of experience


Medical Oncology, Haematology


MBBS(Singapore), FRCP(Canada), FACP(USA), FRACP(Aust), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Glasgow), FAMS (Medical Oncology), Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine, Haematology and Medical Oncology

What I do

Dr Tan Yew Oo provides clinical services such as:
- Breast Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Cancer
- Lumps
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- Prostate Cance

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Clinic Locations

SOC Clinic @ Farrer Park
Farrer Park Medical Centre
#09-13 to 20
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562

Singapore Oncology Consultants @ Alvernia
Mt Alvernia Medical Centre Blk A
820 Thomson Road, S 574623

Singapore Oncology Consultants @ Gleneagles
Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road, S 258499

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Professional Statement

Dr Tan Yew Oo is a specialist in medical oncology and part of the Singapore Oncology Consultants Group of medical oncologists. Prior to private practice, he was part of the teaching Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and had held appointments as Chief of Medicine and Head of Department of Medicine as well as Division of Hematology-Oncology (1988), Professor of Medicine (1991) at the National University Hospital (NUH). 

Being the first medical oncologist in Singapore, he had helped set up the specialty at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and NUH.  He ... See more [ + ]also held many positions in the NUS, Ministry of Health and professional bodies during his tenure with the university.Dr Tan Yew Oo is one of Asia’s foremost oncologists. He is the mentor and teacher to many doctors including many prominent medical oncologists in Singapore.

 Although Dr Tan resigned from university to go into private practice, he remained active in medical education and postgraduate training and served in the Specialist Training Committee of Hematology, Medical Oncology, Specialist Accreditation Board of Ministry of Health, the Board of Directors of Singapore Health Services (Singhealth) Pte Ltd and currently in Eastern Health Alliance. Recently, he served as a member of the Singapore Medical Council Review Committee.

 After graduating with MBBS from NUS (1971), he proceeded to the United States for his residency in Internal Medicine and later fellowship in Hematology and continued his fellowship in Medical Oncology in Canada. He was certified as Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology and held specialist certification from the Royal of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine and Hematology.

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Hokkien, Mandarin


Awards and Publications

Dr Tan Yew Oo published extensively and was invited to speak at regional and international medical meetings. He continues to be invited to lecture at many local and regional medical conferences and seminars. Dr Tan is active in clinical cancer research and continues to participate in Phase III clinical trials on novel anti-cancer agents. He enrolled patients in several international phase III clinical trials in breast and lung and brain cancer.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Dr Tan Yew Oo was formerly the Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Chief of Medicine at National University Hospital, and Head, Division of Haematology-Oncology. He was instrumental in setting up the specialty of Medical Oncology at Singapore General Hospital and later National University Hospital. He served in the Specialist Training Committee of Medical Oncology, Academy of Medicine/MOH, Singapore. He is Chairman of the National Committee on Cancer Care, Medical Research Council and consultant to the Health Science Authority.

Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See more [ + ]Parkway East Hospital
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Insurances Accepted

Health Articles by Dr Tan Yew Oo

Lung Cancer - Emerging Role of Immunotherapy of Lung Cancer

For decades, scientists and doctors thought immunotherapy – treatments that harness the...

Lung Cancer - Understanding how targeted therapies in non-small lung cancer work

The past decade has seen researchers translate the biology of lung cancer cells into developing...

Lung Cancer - Changing Paradigm In Management of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer in Asia is a major public health problem as it contributes to high morbidity and...