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Asst Prof Tang Siau-Wei

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Designations:
  • Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Breast Surgery), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore
Qualifications:
BMedSci (Hons), BMBS (Nottingham, UK), M Med (Surgery), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin)
Specialties:
Surgery
Sub-specialties:
Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Breast Surgery)
Special Interests:
Breast & Oncoplastic Surgery

Biosketch

Asst Prof Tang Siau-Wei obtained her BMedSci(Hons) and medical degree from the University of Nottingham (UK), and did her initial surgical training in the Trent Deanery in the United Kingdom. She subsequently moved to Singapore and completed her advanced specialist training in General Surgery at National University Hospital and obtained the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK [FRCS(Edin)] in General Surgery.
She has a clinical and research interest in the subspecialty of Breast Surgery and treating patients with breast cancer. She has a research interest in the quality of life in breast cancer survivors, and has published various clinical and research articles in peer reviewed international journals. Outside of work, she has a keen interest in travel and scuba diving, and enjoys visiting places that are off the beaten track.

Journals & Publications

  1. Ruth M. Parks, , Louise Hall, Siau-Wei Tang, Penny Howard, Radhika Lakshmanan, Linda Winterbottom, David A. Morgan, Davina Porock, Karen Cox, Kwok-Leung Cheung. The potential value of comprehensive geriatric assessment in evaluating older women with primary operable breast cancer undergoing surgery or non-operative treatment — A pilot study. J Geriatr Oncol. 2015 Jan;6(1):46-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2014.09.180. Epub 2014 Sep 26.
  2. J. Edward F. Fitzgerald, Siau-Wei Tang, P Ravindra, Charles A. Maxwell-Armstrong. Gender-related perceptions of careers in surgery among new medical graduates: results of a cross-sectional study. Am J Surg. 2013 Jul;206(1):112-9. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.04.009.
  3. JYM Tang, SW Tang, KL Cheung. Optimizing care of elderly women with primary breast cancer. The European Journal of Clinical & Medical Oncology (EJCMO) September 2012, 4(3), 45-53.
  4. SW Tang, H Parker, L Winterbottom, K Hassell, IO Ellis, DAL Morgan, KL Cheung. Early primary breast cancer in the elderly – Pattern of presentation and treatment. Surg Oncology 2011; 20:7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.suronc.2009.07.004.
  5. SW Tang, DAL Morgan, L Winterbottom, H Kennedy, D Porock, KL Cheung. Optimising the care of primary breast cancer in older women - potential for a dedicated service. Journal of Geriatric Oncology 2010;1:103-108. doi:10.1016/j.jgo.2010.07.001.
  6. SW Tang, A Hurria, DAL Morgan, KL Cheung, Breast cancer: is surgery always indicated in older women with breast cancer? Minerva Chir 2010; 65:555-68. PMID: 21081867.
  7. S Tang, DAL Morgan, KL Cheung. An update of the use of aromatase inhibitors in the management of breast cancer. In: J R Lamonte, eds. "Aromatase inhibitors: Types, Mode of Action and Indications" Nova Science Publishers 2009.


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