Speakers

Joanne Ngeow

Dr Joanne Ngeow, MBBS, MRCP, MPH is Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. Dr Ngeow currently heads the Cancer Genetics Service at the National Cancer Centre Singapore with an academic interest in hereditary cancer syndromes and translational clinical cancer genetics. She was awarded consecutive fellowships by the National Medical Research Council and the Ambrose Monell Foundation to complete formal clinical and bench training in Cancer Genomic Medicine at the Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Dr Ngeow’s research focuses on understanding how a gene-environmental interaction predisposes to cancer initiation and progression. Her team seeks to identify, characterize and understand genes which cause susceptibility to traditional and complex heritable cancer syndromes, to determine their role in sporadic carcinogenesis. The Cancer Genetics Service led by Dr Ngeow is the go-to for clinical cancer genetics in Singapore and the region. Dr Ngeow is funded by the National Medical Research Council, Terry Fox Foundation and Lee Foundation. Her work is published in over 70 peer-reviewed top scientific journals and she is the recipient of consecutive scientific awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Endocrine Society in recognition of her contributions to the field of cancer genomic medicine.