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Tan Yew Oo Professorship in Pathology

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Being a pioneer oncologist in Singapore, Dr Tan Yew Oo was instrumental in setting up the specialty here. He has held several appointments including Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Chief of Medicine and Head of the Division of Haematology-Oncology, National University Hospital (NUH). He has helped shape the healthcare landscape through serving on the Board of Directors at SingHealth, Council of Medishield Life, Agency for Care Effectiveness of the Ministry of Health and the National Advisory Committee on Cancer. Being conferred the Public Service Medal at the National Day Awards 2020 bears testament to Dr Tan’s significant and illustrious contributions to public service and in the development of healthcare in Singapore.

The Tan Yew Oo Professorship in the Pathology Academic Clinical Programme underscores the important role of Pathology in our search for cures in cancer. As the core component in cancer diagnosis and staging, pathology plays a crucial role in cancer management which in turn provides the foundation for cancer research to unravel new and innovative approaches in patients’ cancer care. The professorship will support long-term research and advancements in Pathology, in critical areas of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic accuracy in cancers.