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The Department of Sarcoma, Peritoneal and Rare Tumours (SPRinT) at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) specialises in the management of sarcomas, peritoneal disease, gastrointestinal and advanced intra-abdominal malignancies, and skin cancers.
The Department of SPRinT was formed in November 2019 to focus on the treatment and research of rare cancers. The team comprises surgical oncologists, who work closely with medical oncologists and specialists from various sub-specialties, to provide individualised and holistic care for patients.
Besides clinical care, the Department of SPRinT is committed in collaborative research, clinical trials and translational laboratory research. The SPRinT team co-founded the Asian Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group (APSMG) and hosts the annual Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Course in Singapore.
In addition, the team is active in curriculum planning and clinical teaching for students at the Duke-NUS Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. They also contribute to the teaching and training of surgical residents.
Due to the rarity and heterogeneity of sarcomas, peritoneal diseases, gastrointestinal and advanced intraabdominal malignancies, and skin cancers, the SPRinT team works closely with healthcare providers in the community to centralise care for these potentially complex cases. Patients will be seen by a multidisciplinary team of specialists at NCCS who are well-versed in the diseases.
Based on assessment by the general practitioner, cases with the following features may be referred to the Department of SPRinT for further review:
For GP referrals to the Department of Sarcoma, Peritoneal and Rare Tumours (SPRinT), please contact NCCS at:Hotline: 6436 8288Email: SPRinT@singhealth.com.sg