March 8, 2022
Cancer Databases & Tissue Banks Co-lead, Singapore Translational Cancer Consortium;
Senior Consultant (Medical Oncology), National Cancer Centre Singapore
Assoc. Professor Iain Tan is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist, leading the colorectal cancer service in the GI Oncology Team at the Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore. He co- chairs Singhealth’s multidisciplinary colorectal cancer tumor board. Nationally, he chairs the Medical Oncology Exit Exam committee for specialist accreditation & is a member of MOH’s research training review panel & NMRC’s grant review panel. At NCCS, he is also the clinical chair for NCCS’s luminal GI cancer Comprehensive Research Program. Concurrently, he is a clinician scientist at Genome Institute of Singapore and an assistant professor at Duke-NUS. His research focuses –on metastases and drug resistance and immune-oncology in gastrointestinal cancers, with a special interest in non-invasive diagnostics & innovative early phase clinical trials. He has published widely, with many first or corresponding authorpublications in leading journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, Science Translational Medicine and Lancet Oncology. For his research, he has received the ASCO Young Investigator Award (2010) and ASCO Merit Award (2011) and Singhealth Distinguished Young Researcher Award. For his clinical service & research, he received the Singapore Youth Award in 2014, the country’s highest award for youths.
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