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Assistant Professor Tang Siau-Wei

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BMedSci (Hons), BMBS (Nottingham, UK), M Med (Surgery), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Edin)
Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Breast Surgery), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
Cancer, Surgery
Sub Specialty:
Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Breast Surgery)
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Breast Cancer, Breast Cyst, Breast Lumps, Breast Pain (Mastalgia), Fibroadenoma, Gynacomastia, Nipple Discharge
Special Interest:
Breast & Oncoplastic Surgery
National University Hospital
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
National University Health System
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.

Awards and Honours

Best Oral Presentation - ‘Fertility among male cancer patients, a population based study’. Asian Oncology Summit, Singapore 2012
Supportive Care Program Research Grant - NCIS Centre Grant Seed Funding Program – 2015

Research and 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.