Our Specialists

Dr Wong Nan Soon

Senior Medical Oncologist

MBBS (Singapore)
M.Med (Singapore)
MRCP (United Kingdom)
FAMS (Medical Oncology)
MHsc (Duke, USA)

Oncocare Location

Mount Elizabeth Orchard, #12-15

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

> 30 Years

CLINICAL INTERESTS:

Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, and Neuroendocrine Cancers

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Wong Nan Soon is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist at OncoCare Cancer Centre. His subspecialty interests are in the field of breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancers (which include colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, biliary cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, GI stromal cancers (GIST), and neuroendocrine cancers.

In addition, he is also well versed in the treatment of a wide variety of cancers which include lung cancers, kidney cancers, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, and ovarian cancers. He has more than 20 years of clinical practice. 

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1994 and obtained the degrees of Master’s in Internal Medicine and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2000.

In 2003, he completed advanced specialty training in general medical oncology.

This was followed by a 1-year clinical fellowship sub-specializing in breast medical oncology in Sunnybrook and Women’s Health Science Centre, Toronto, Canada where he trained under world-renowned breast oncologists including Professor Kathleen Pritchard.

In 2009 he was appointed senior consultant and chief of the breast team in the Department of Medical Oncology, at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. He was also awarded the prestigious Singapore National Medical Research Council overseas research fellowship to develop expertise in phase I clinical trials at Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

During this year, he broadened his subspecialty interest to encompass gastrointestinal cancers, training under Professor Herbert Hurwitz. He also underwent further training in biostatistics and clinical research methodology, graduating with a master’s degree in health science research.

With this knowledge and experience in novel drug combinations, he can offer cutting-edge medical treatment for both early-stage cancers and also drug-resistant difficult-to-treat advanced cancers.

Dr Wong speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Malay, and Bahasa Indonesia.

  • Novartis Oncology Young Canadian Investigator Award 2005
  • Canadian Association of Medical Oncology Annual Meeting Best Poster Award 2005
  • Chairperson, Medical Treatment Fund Committee, Singapore Cancer Society 2007
  • Clinical teacher, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore from 2006-2011
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Duke-National University of Singapore, 2011-2013
  • Visiting Senior Consultant, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore 2010-2011
  • Senior Consultant, Dept of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore 2009-2011
  • Visiting Consultant, Dept of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore 2012-2014
  • Committee member, Specialist Training Committee (Medical oncology), Ministry of Health from 2009 to 2012
  • Invited lecturer at Nanyang Polytechnic School of Health Sciences
  • Director of Public and Patient Education, National Cancer Centre Singapore 2008-2011
  • Deputy Director in the Division of Community Outreach and Philanthropy, National Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Vice President, Singapore Society of Oncology 2011-2012
  • Board Member, Chapter of Medical Oncologists of Singapore 2009-2012
  • Honorary Secretary, Chapter of Medical Oncologists, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2007-2008
  • Member, Clinical Trials Steering Committee, National Cancer Centre Singapore, 2008-2011
  • Member, Singapore Society of Oncology
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member, HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association of Singapore.
  • Chairman, Singapore Cancer Network Breast Cancer Workgroup since 2014
  • Involvement in more than 30 local and international pharmaceutical and investigator-initiated clinical trials
  • Awardee of multiple institutional and national-level research grants
  • More than 60 abstracts and papers in both local and international oncology journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and Annals of Oncology
  • Faculty and lecturer at numerous national and international oncology conferences