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Paediatric Haematology and Oncology


The Division of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology is committed to the care of infants, children and adolescents with cancer, blood disorders and conditions requiring stem cell transplants. We are dedicated to advancing medical care through translational research, providing individualised treatments via a collaborative, team-based, holistic approach.

Embracing the principle that "No child should die at the dawn of life," as articulated by Donald Thomas, founder of St Jude Children's Research Hospital, we are united in our mission to finding cures and saving children. 
Our Team

Our team comprises paediatric haemato-oncologists specialising in stem cell transplant. Working closely with other paediatric specialties, we form an integrated multidisciplinary team that encompasses a variety of surgical disciplines such as ophthalmology and ENT, as well as radiation oncologists and allied health professionals.

Head of Division & Senior Consultant
Emeritus Consultant
Senior Consultants
Senior Resident Physician
  • Dr Krista Lea Francisco
Our Services

We treat a wide variety of blood disorders and childhood cancers, including:


We have an established Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Programme catered to patients with cancers and non-cancer conditions including:

  • Non-malignant haematological disorders such as Thalassaemia and Aplastic Anaemia
  • Neurodegenerative disorders such as X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Immunodeficiencies such as SCID, X-Linked Hyper IgM, Autosomal dominant hyper-IgE syndrome, Bruton's Agammaglobulinaemia, Chronic Active EBV and Haemophagocytic Lymphangiohistiocytosis
  • Thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies
  • Fanconi Anaemia and other congenital bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia
  • Congenital Neutropenia
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Haemophilia
  • Rare blood diseases including congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia
9a VIVA-University Children's Cancer Centre
Our holistic approach to cancer care is delivered through an integrated facility designed to make paediatric patients and their families feel supported and at ease. In partnership with the Viva Foundation, we operate the 9a VIVA-University Children's Cancer Centre (VUC3), catering to all paediatric oncology needs. Located on Level 9 of the NUH Medical Centre, our outpatient and day therapy centre is specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of immunocompromised patients, creating a welcoming environment. We also work closely with the Children's Cancer Foundation, involving their volunteers in activities aimed at enhancing the emotional and psychological well-being of our young patients.

For more information about the 9a VIVA-University Children's Cancer Centre, click here.
Paediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Programme

The Paediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) programme provides specialised and individualised care for young patients, from infancy through 21 years of age, who require blood stem cell transplantation. Our dedicated team and specialised facilities are designed to support the unique needs of paediatric and adolescent patients throughout their transplant journey.

For more information about our BMT programme, click here.
Our Support Group and Programme
Shared Care And Outreach Programmes

Our services extend beyond local care—we welcome patients from across the region, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Philippines, China and the United Arab Emirates.
Dedicated to enhancing cancer care in developing nations, we conduct outreach programmes and collaborate with regional paediatric oncologists. This collaboration enriches patient care and provides an excellent learning platform for our doctors. In addition, we host the annual Childhood Cancer Workshop, in conjunction with the St Jude-VIVA Forum in Paediatric Oncology, focusing on training and the latest clinical developments in childhood cancer for the region.

The Children's Cancer Foundation

The Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF)

The Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of children affected by cancer, as well as their families, by enhancing their emotional, social and medical well-being.
Located at Main Building 1, Level 4, CCF provides children affected by cancer and their families with the much needed support in their battle against the disease. Over the years, CCF has helped more than 2,800 children and their families at various stages of their journey.

The services offered to children with cancer and their families include:

  • Casework and Counselling
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Child Life Service
  • Caregivers Support Services
  • Hospital Play Services
  • Survivorship Programme
  • Back-to-School Service
  • Place for Academic Learning and Support (PALS)
  • Tuition and Befriending
  • Psychosocial and Recreational Activities
  • Financial Assistance
  • Palliative and Bereavement Service
  • Very Important Brothers and Sisters (VIBS) Programme
  • Children Impacted by Cancer Programme

To find out more about CCF, visit

For enquiries, please call (65) 6772 4472 or email to [email protected].

Our Research

We are committed to advancing the future of childhood cancer treatments, aiming for improved cure rates, research breakthroughs and an increase in long-term survivorship.

For more information about our research, click here.
What To Expect At Your First Appointment
Upon registration, our paediatric-trained nurses will provide initial care for your child. A paediatric haemato-oncologist, skilled in your child's specific condition, will conduct a clinical evaluation, typically followed by routine blood tests. If necessary, more complex procedures such as bone marrow aspirations and lumbar punctures will be scheduled.
Find Us
9a Viva-University Children's Cancer Centre

9a Viva-University Children's Cancer Centre

For more information on our clinics or how to contact us, click here.

To make an appointment, please call (65) 6772 5030 or send an email to [email protected].

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