Melissa Teo Ching Ching
Head & Senior Consultant,
National Cancer Centre, Singapore
A/Prof Melissa TEO Ching Ching
Head & Senior Consultant
National Cancer Centre Singapore
Adj A/Prof Teo is one of only three accredited surgical oncologists in Singapore. She completed her surgical residency in Singapore and in 2007, was awarded the Singhealth HMDP Award to pursue sub-specialty training in complex intra-abdominal and pelvic surgery in the University of Toronto/ Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada. In addition to her Surgical Oncology Fellowship, she also completed a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship. Interested in policy development, she received an NMRC Award and enrolled in the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and graduated in December 2009 with a Master of Public Health and an additional Diploma in Health Policy and Financial Management.
She has since returned to work at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), as a Senior Consultant and was appointed the Director of the NCCS Centre for Peritoneal and Pelvic Disease. The centre now has the largest experience with the surgical management of peritoneal-based malignancies in Asia. She has been a strong advocate for improving cancer care in Singapore, and is a member of the Singapore Society of Oncology, sits on the Singapore Cancer Network Sarcoma Guideline Committee and a member of the Ministry of Health Technology Advisory Committee. At the NCCS, she co-chairs the paediatrics/sarcoma/ melanoma workgroup and is a member of the Gastrointestinal Tract for NCCS Cancer Service Line. She is the Chair person for the new NCCS building committee and is also the Director of Strategic Initiatives of ACP Oncology.
Adj A/Prof Teo has held many research leadership positions and is the PI of more than 23 IRBs, authored more than 41 peer reviewed publications, and 3 book chapters.
Adj A/Profâs mission as a surgical oncologist is to improve cancer care in the country and the region, through increased patient awareness of the disease, and its management, contributing to the setting of guidelines and pushing the frontiers for cancer management in her areas of expertise and education of the next generation of surgical residents, clinical fellows and medical students.
colorectal cancer, peritoneal based malignancies, sarcomas, melanomas.