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Dr Benjamin Chuah
Dr Benjamin Chuah

MBBCH, BAO (Ireland) – MRCP (United Kingdom) – FRCP (Edinburgh) – FRCP (Medical Oncology)

Dr Benjamin Chuah, Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist at OncoCare Cancer Centre, was previously Consultant in the Department of Haematology-Oncology, National Cancer Institute Singapore, National University Hospital.

Graduating in medicine from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 where he was awarded the Professor Prize in Physic (Surgery) and the Arthur Ball Prize (2nd Place), Dr Chuah returned to Singapore and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2002.

Prior to entering private practice, Dr Benjamin Chuah (patients often address him as Dr Ben Chuah) was actively involved in both post-graduate teaching and research. He was the Director for Postgraduate Medical Education (Medical Oncology) and was a Core Faculty for the Residency Program (Internal Medicine). For his efforts, he was awarded the National University Hospital Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award in 2011. He was also involved in clinical and translational research for many years and was the principal or co-investigator in international trials involving the use of novel and targeted therapy drugs for colorectal and pancreatic cancer. He was awarded the NUH Innovative Grant for research in warfarin pharmacogenomics and was also honoured with the inaugural Kobayashi Foundation Award for work done on serial changes in the expression of breast cancer-related proteins in response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. His research work has lead to several 1st author publications in high impact medical and oncology journals including Gastroenterology, GUT and Annals of Oncology.

Dr Ben Chuah’s subspecialty interest is in Gastrointestinal Cancers including oesophageal, gastric, biliary tract, pancreatic, liver (hepatocellular carcinoma), neuroendocrine cancers and colorectal cancers. As a clinical cancer specialist and researcher, his research work includes small cell gallbladder cancer with paraneoplastic hyponatremia, exploring the lack of somatic mutations in VEGFR-2 tyrosine kinase domain in hepatocellular carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) with bony metastases and use of the chemotherapy drug, docetaxel (Taxotere) with or without ketoconazole in breast cancer. He has published on screening in colorectal cancer and was involved in a randomized, phase 2 study of ganitumab or conatumumab in combination with FOLFIRI (5-FU, leucovorin, irinotecan) for second-line treatment of mutant KRAS metastatic colorectal cancer.

  • Graduated from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland in 1998.
  • MRCP (UK), Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, 2002.
  • Awarded the Professor's Prize in Physic (Surgery) 1998, Arthur Ball Prize (2nd place) 1998, NUH Innovative Grant 2007, the Kobayashi Foundation Award 2010 and NUH Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award 2011.
  • He was the Director of Post Graduate Medical Education (Medical Oncology) and Core Faculty for the Residency Program (internal Medicine) at National University Hospital.